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Reviewed October 17, 2019

I never saw a James Beard Award Foundation banner on the side of a restaurant before. Then again, I've never been to a James Beard Awarded restaurant. As it turns out, this would be my first experience in a restaurant with that award. I'm someone...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank BenLolli
Reviewed September 13, 2019

We were visiting the area from out of town and had these tamales for lunch. Must do! Excellent food PLUS the staff was super friendly and kind.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Rick H
Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

Didn’t find the tamales any different than others I’ve had. I don’t eat them often so maybe I just don’t eat enough of them. Didn’t particularly like all the flys landing on me, my food, table, etc. Gals working the counter and cooking were real...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

When visiting the wineries in the Yakima area we decided to look for some good eateries. We came across a place (Los Hernandez) to get really good tamales. This place has been recommended by the famous chef James Beard. This are by far the very...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Barb D
Reviewed September 3, 2019

First off I don't like tamales, but it’s probably because I’d never eaten a good one. We ate all of their choices that day, chicken, pork and jalapeno and cheese. All were exceptional and their salsa was very good as well. Went in for lunch...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank beanfarmer2018
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Los Hernandez definitely has the best tamales in town: amazingly seasoned,... but just be prepared to pay for it. You won’t regret it though ☺️

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank GATPHAM
Reviewed September 1, 2019

The place is pretty tiny, mixed in with a variety of local businesses on Main Street in Union Gap. We stopped for a quick lunch, so we got the fresh pork and chicken tamales. We both preferred the pork; so moist and flavorful, but not...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Brown_Samantha
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Excellent. Great food, friendly staff. Fun day trip. Nobody tells you this so I will: Bring a cooler full of ice. They sell the tamales uncooked, cooked and frozen to go. Tell your friends in advance that you are going here so you are prepared...More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Before you even open the door, you are greeted with aroma of fresh tamales. Inside you see the kitchen and the staff cranking out tamales at an insane pace. I brought some home and they were gone in nothing flat (friends and I devoured them)....More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Ea9g7le
Reviewed July 23, 2019

Trying to find somewhere to stop for a quick bit on the way to Oregon and found great article about Los Hernandez tamales. It's in a small building that's hard to miss, but worth the stop. Some tamales are dry, but these are NOT! The...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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