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26 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2722
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small restaurant serving fresh food with large portions. Friendly service. We always have food leftover to take home. We have also been here for breakfast--it's all good!

Thank D J
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63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Hot Tamales a few times now, and Thought the food was great! One of the owners waits on the tables and she's always friendly. It's a very casual atmosphere. I saw some reviews mention the prices, but the servings are very big and they use a lot of meat. I just had the pork burrito special. The... More 

Thank hipster4
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Best, fresh homemade Guacamole - best I ever had. EVERYTHING IS YUMMY <3 cheese enchiladas today too.

Thank Linda G
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

A meal here, anytime is great. I love the friendly casual atmosphere and the food is always good- fresh ingredients with lots of cilantro.

Thank patriciaheller51
Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Great service and very good food. Enchilada Suisse were delicious and packed full of chicken. One would have been a good meal.

Thank Chris H
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I ate here once and that was plenty. I had a meal that was about as bad as the atmosphere. There were 2 booths that were litterally jammed full of the restaurants paper work. For what they charged you would think they went to Mexico and brought your food back but it is not tasty

1 Thank John M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. The food has great flavor. Staff will prepare the meal the way you want without attitude.

2 Thank jimmyboyaz
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We ate here for the first time last week. We weren't sure what to expect but the food was wonderful. We will definitely be going back!!

1 Thank Kathyjb
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Hot Tamales numerous times over the years. The food is always good and they have the best chips and salsa I have ever tasted. The prices are higher than other places but the amount and quality of the food are worth it. If you are looking for great Mexican food in a casual setting this is... More 

2 Thank stillwanttowander
Lawton, Iowa
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect when we went into the small restaurant & discovered we were the only patrons... however it was the best Mexican food we've had in a long time! Staff was very nice, quick service, and good portion sizes, and great value. Highly recommend to anyone in Sturgeon Bay. (Others did come in to eat, turns... More 

3 Thank tonyndez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2722
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sturgeon Bay
  • Phone Number: 920-746-0600

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?