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Tamale King

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$$ - $$$Mexican,
15405 E State Highway 29, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609-4414
+1 512-793-2677
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good32%
  • Average25%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
15405 E State Highway 29, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609-4414
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great tamale sampler platter with four different sauces. I’ve been wanting to try tamales and Tamale King delivered. Frozen margarita was perfect with the dinner. Quick and friendly service.

Thank Rockwall11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Steak Ranchero. Excellent steak, order rare if you like it med rate as it’s not super thick... but steak flavor and quality, drinks, service, everything is exceptional. Great date night! Bring cash or check they do not accept credit cards...order Tamales to go....More

Thank Robin K
Reviewed December 29, 2017

It's hard not to order the same thing each time as it is consistently good. My "go to" is chicken fajitas always tender and moist. Make sure you ask for both hot and mild salsa if you're into some heat. They serve the mild as...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

I am sad to write such a low review of one of my favorites. My husband and I stopped here to pick up to go tamales and eat lunch. We were never served our order even though we waited an hour and had multiple contacts...More

1  Thank Arancesacco
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Great selection of Mexican food. The tamales are great. Nice selection of various sauces for your food. Generous portions too.

Thank ObedF
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Not sure what the rave is about except that options for mexican food is limited in the area. Hot sauce is delicious as are the margaritas. Food is OK at best. But atmosphere is fun and it's a good place to visit with friends. Popular...More

Thank kdtexas2016
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

I had written a review awhile back but after just eating there I had to amend my comments. Oh my...it was so bad tonite that will never go back even though we live close by. Husband had #2 I had #11 after trying a few...More

1  Thank TXGal1969
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Food was good and margaritas were great. Service was OK. Very laid back place near Lake Buchanan. No wait.

Thank David E
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Fairly new to this area and looking for a good Tex-Mex joint. Was really disappointed in the quality of the food. Better tamales to be had at Horseshoe Bay's little market.

Thank duffyg48
Reviewed July 10, 2017

They don't take reservations for credit cards, so be aware before you go. There's usually a wait to get in but it's well worth it. Service can be slow but it is the best Tex-Mex in the Hill Country.

Thank Jimmers2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15405 E State Highway 29, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609-4414
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Buchanan Dam
  • Phone Number: +1 512-793-2677
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