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Tamale King

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15405 E State Highway 29, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609-4414
+1 512-793-2677
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good31%
  • Average27%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (31 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
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15405 E State Highway 29, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609-4414
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

I normally get a half order of the Chittum Boy's Taco's (3 beef Taco's). They are always good and are served with rice and beans (ask for the buracha beans instead on the refried). They also have a hotter sauce served with chips but you...More

Thank Incommuicado
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Waited over an hour for our food, we finally left.... We've been before this trip, food was ok, service was still lacking then though.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Their beef fajitas are very good and their Mexican martini is worth driving for! I'm usually quite happy with my meals here. They have very good chips and salsa and the service is good.

Thank Reenerbeener
Reviewed March 17, 2017

We just had lunch at the Tamale King on our way to Tow, TX. We both had the pork tamales (we planned on the tamales, the waiter recommended pork over beef). Chips and salsa were great—a tomato based sauce of a kind which I like...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We were passing through on our way to Llano after dark and decided to stop for a quick bite. Taco Bell is better. I think they are more a cantina than restaurant.

Thank piddlingrandpa
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I went for the tamales and was please to find what I expected. A quality tamale with shredded meat vs ground meat. My tamale dinner came with two pork and one beef just to try them both. Both were good, but the beef tamale had...More

Thank batsnapper
Reviewed March 10, 2017

We visited on a Friday afternoon, before 3:00, while the lunch combo was still available. For $8.99, you choose two main type items, which comes with beans and rice. I chose a cheese enchilada with red sauce and a pork tamale; Both were moist and...More

Thank Patti B
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Tamale King is my favorite for New Mexican style Mexican food. Tamales, enchiladas, beans, etc. are delicious, and you can get either red or green sauce with your food. The salsa is addictive!

Thank Peggy B
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

If you like authentic Tex-Mex in a funky off the beaten path environment then you will love Tamale King! Their entrees and ala carte items are wonderful. Their guacamole and queso are a must. The margaritas are frozen to perfection. Just be sure to bring...More

1  Thank DrJRN
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We had heard that the tamales were really good so we decided to stop at Tamale King for dinner. The tamales were very good however, they had already sold out of the beef tamales. We opted for the pork and were not disappointed. The restaurant...More

Thank Patti U
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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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