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Tamale Kitchen

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5260 W Mississippi Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226-4806
(303) 936-9466
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A family favorite for Mexican food. Just enough spice to make your tongue zing. Not the best place for dining with the family as there are a few tables and the place is small. Great for picking up dinner and taking in home after work. Service is fast!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The Tamale Kitchen has been in this ugly location for over 30 years, and it's a classic. The tamales are the best, but everything they have is credible, sturdy, filling Mexican fare. Eat in if you want, but it's plastic and styrofoam there or away, so we generally just have it to go. Tuesdays are a special tamale deal for... More 

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Good Colorado Mexican food!!! Well priced and always fresh! Love the Tamales and burritos. This is one of the (if not the) original location, a must stop!!!

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been coming here since it was a walk up counter where only one for 2 people could fit into the building at a time. It's since grown into a small restaurant with 8-10 booths, but still does most of it's business from take out - tamales ordered by the dozen red or green, hot or cold. I alway head... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is the original Tamale Kitchen location and, as far as I'm concerned, the best! For around $18 we get a Family Meal with a dozen tamales, rice, beans and green chile. Add a bag of chips and salsa and we can feed a family of 5 for $20! Most importantly: IT'S DELICIOUS!!!! It's authentic. It's tasty. It's spicy and... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The tamales were decent but small, but I really loved the burrito. I got mine as a special and DH got his smothered. His mouth was burning! I'd love to try some other flavors.

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Thank FloofinSchnoof
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Homemade cooking, is mostly take out There is not much seating inside and it is kind of cramped if it gets busy. The food is very good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2008

awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

Ah man TK.. egg and potato special.. and the number 4 right Jamie?

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Littleton, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2006

The tamale kitchen has definitely gone down over the years. I have eaten here for the last 20 years and will not go back again. Their quality and portion size has decreased over the years and their prices have gone up. It now takes two tamales to make the size of one regular tamale. And remember that Wendy's commercial "Where's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5260 W Mississippi Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226-4806
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: (303) 936-9466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?