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The Tamale Place

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Mexican, Fast Food, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
As featured in One Day in Indianapolis
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5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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451 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the nachos and the tortas. But nothing makes my freezer and me happier than a large bag of tamals to eat after work or on an evening when we don't want to cook.

Thank IndySig
Springfield, oh
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not in a nice area, but just like their motto says - the good stuff is on the inside! Great tamales. Staff is surprisingly friendly.

Thank Marc M
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small restaurant and not very fancy but the tamales are to die for! You walk up to the order counter and there is a monitor on the right which will tell you what kind of tamales they have and how many of each are left. Tell the person taking your order what you want and a few minutes later prepare... More 

Thank bandido63
Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want authentic Mexican tamales this is the place, pork, chicken and beef with red or green sauce mild or spicy, but there is a lot more than tamales, the steak chicken or chorizo nachos are the absolute best you can find anywhere, and don't forget to take some fresh made daily guacamole and chips. They have tortas also... More 

Thank IndyLa
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here. The tacos were exceptional. Not the best tamale I have ever had but pretty darn good.

Thank Eric C
Sawyer Michigan
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273 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

great selection, delicious food all in a strip mall. Really fresh, really good and really quick. Everything was good. Great Guac.

Thank John C
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Came here as out of towners based on positive reviews on Tripadvisor and Yelp. We were very underwhelmed by the food. Very bare bones inside, all food is served in take out containers even if you are dining in - made for a lot of waste with so much Styrofoam and plastics being thrown away. They need to consider the... More 

Thank PrestonBear
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We looked up restaurants in the area and saw where Guy Fieri had featured The Tamale Place in Indy. Our crew loved this place!! The photo isn't a full side order of chips/queso or rice. We had leftovers. We had a fantastic, flavorful lunch for two under $20. We'd definitely visit again if in this area.

Thank JW2015-16
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Fun quick stop with excellent food. Tamales were awesome and the salsa was delicious. Worth a stop if your near the airport.

Thank drjason75
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Sooooo good. I get cravings for the chicken verde torta all of the time!! Chips and salsa are also awesome.

Thank Andrea E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast Food, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: (317)248-9771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?