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The Tamale Place

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) #11 of 1,893 Restaurants in Indianapolis $ Mexican, , Fast Food
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
+1 317-248-9771
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (279 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food, Spanish
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
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Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

I simply loved it.. It's very simple and has a Chipotle feel to it. I ordered the tacos and loved them. I had an urge to order more but had to drag my self outside not to overeat. I paid $7.94 for two tacos and...More

Thank Bader A
Reviewed September 7, 2015

I wish I had one close to my house (in Michigan)...The nachos were awesome. My husband at three tamales and loved them all. Actually four because he had a pumpkin pie one....The steak on the nachos was very tender and tasty!! Please come to Grandville,...More

Thank staybek
Reviewed September 6, 2015

I was so thrilled to find this place. We live in Bloomington, and it's completely worth the drive for the authentic Mexican food (that we, as displaced Texans, can't seem to find in this state!). The tamales are great, the chips are great, the queso...More

Thank Jaypbee91
Reviewed August 31, 2015

More choices earlier in the day so be prepared for a second choice tamale as they run out. Enjoyed the authentic tamales and the guacamole / chips. Well worth a visit.

Thank dh1952
Reviewed August 31, 2015

We saw this place on Diner's, Drive Ins and Dives and put it on our list to try. So glad we did!! We went on a Saturday at lunch time. Place was pretty full but the line moved quickly and the staff were efficient. They...More

Thank rkjb1985
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Excellent authentic Mexican food. Loved their tamales and tacos. Small seating area.They make their own hand-made tamales, tortillas for tacos. Their tortas and cheese dip for nachos are excellent. Not a chain. Couple opened the restaurant after eating at a similar one in Mexico on...More

Thank pcornforth
Reviewed August 25, 2015

The best tamales I have ever eaten. If you dont like the "american mexican" restaurants tamales still give these a try because they are so much better and get there early if you want to have the choice of flavor to pick from.

Thank ng4uk
Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

While visiting Indy, we sought out this establishment after viewing a "triple D" episode. Wow, were we treated to some really good tamales! Our visit was during lunch and it became very busy, but the staff was great, ordering was smooth and the meal was...More

Thank Rognlois
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I try and hit this place up on my firs day off. The staff is very friendly. The price for food is very decent. The menu changes daily due to the availability of ingredients. My favorite is the Chipotle Chicken tamale. They also have desert...More

Thank Balazs K
Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

I went here with a friend and we were able to get our food pretty quickly. I got the steak tacos which were ok. The nacho chips were pretty fresh. Overall, the food was ok but I wasn't overly impressed.

Thank Luke G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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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