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The Tamale Place

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5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
+1 317-248-9771
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (313 reviews)
“taco” (36 reviews)
“pork” (35 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So the joke was that my business colleagues kept saying we had to go to the tamale place. So our last night I said what is the name of the tamale place and they laughed. It is that basic but unbelievably good! I was warned...More

Thank Batt2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chips were not fresh. Stake taco was dry. Ground beef is a better choice is you can’t keep beef tender. Also had the tamale in the banana leaves give a funky flavor but pork inside was good. Chicken tamale was soggy mush. Not sure...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The servers were excellent and the food was great. We ordered: apple fritter french toast with warm maple syrup, side order of sausages. omelette with toast and green eggs and ham. Each order came with a cup of fresh fruit (yum). We all tried each...More

Thank 82815ram86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was driving back home from Ohio . Stopped for lunch . Place had really good reviews. Went in and order three steak tacos . Place was pretty busy so the 15 minute wait though seemed long was justified. The steak wasn’t tender or juicy. Was...More

1  Thank Rich B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town for the 500 with a friend. We flew in Saturday morning and picked up our rental and decided to drive to the track to get our bearings for Sunday. As I always do before a trip, I check out any Triple D spots...More

Thank flamingo66
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are in Indianapolis for a business expo. I searched Trip Advisor for Top Restaurants and bam, under the “Cheap Options” I found The Tamale Place ranked # 6. The Poblano and Cheese tamale was amazing as was the fish taco and...More

Thank Matt-chew76
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

We decided to stop here on a whim while driving to Kentucky. I saw it was it had had good reviews and was not disappointed! This little restaurant is tucked away off the main highway in a little plaza. It has bright and fun decor....More

Thank Cealig A
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Best corn dough and tamales I’ve had in years. I would suggest getting here early as they only make so many tamales and once they are gone, no mas!! I tried the hot and spicy pork and green chicken tamales then added a chorizo and...More

Thank jimbF7644GG
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

These were some of the best things I have ever ate. I tried a few different kinds and they were all amazing. Every time I go to Indianapolis I will be stopping here. Still waiting to try the apple one though...

Thank Matt C
Reviewed April 10, 2018

You can tell by the perpetual line out the door that this is a good place. A good variety of food. Most love the Tamales but my favorite is the nachos. The piled high full of meat nachos. It is a no frills restaurant they...More

Thank Kimmyindy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 317-248-9771
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