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Tamale King

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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We enjoy this local Mexican food, especially their everyday Happy Hour menus which include Margaritas.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cindy B
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I were looking for a great place for dinner and drinks after a couple of days of golf in Hill Country and happened on this place. As the name says they know tamales so let’s start there. A dozen tamales for $15...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 250kennyh
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. We were there Friday night and it was horrible. The menu has changed and there is nothing good on it. Our food was cold and salty.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Misty D
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It's still a nice family place and the best Mexican food in the immediate area for the money. My complaint is that a year ago the menu changed, the recipes changed, the serving sizes seem smaller and the prices went up. And charging for a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sunny1112018
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Really a nice change of pace food choice for a Saturday drive! Chili con Queso was very flavorful and pork tamales were wonderful. Service was excellent and the food wait time wasn’t bad. Try it!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SnargyBoy
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I have eaten mexican food for over 50 years and places all over the great State of Texas. Tamale King ranks in the "okay" range, but I believe is overpriced. The tamales are just "okay" as well, although a lot of folks love them --...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 805glendas
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Tamale King is a Buchanan Dam icon and a friendly family restaurant. The Chittim family started off selling their salsa and Tamales from a food truck. These are both still available at the restaurant and are exceptional. You can buy Tamales by the dozen or...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Nancy S
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Been a patron of Tamale King for at least 15 years. Went today only to find out the restaurant is under new management. NO chips or salsa, no red sauce, no green sauce. Was told by a waiter that the new management plans to transition...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Saw the signs on the highway saying best tamales had to stop. Restaurant is large with a lot of smaller rooms. I ordered a la carte - 1 pork tamale, 1 cheese enchilada rice. My hubby ordered dinner special - 3 tamales...came with rice, beans,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Shannon S
Reviewed February 14, 2018 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.

Date of visit: February 2018
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