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Tucson Tamale Company

#5 of 1,539 Restaurants in Tucson
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2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
+1 520-305-4760
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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213 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The great reviews are right. Don't let the funky strip mall location turn you off. This place has fabulous tamales, as well as sides. We had the veggie blue corn, green chile pork and red chile beef tamales. All were excellent, as were the cold rice salad and mexican slaw. Everything was super fresh looking and tasting. The staff were... More 

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Thank eppikureeus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome food, great prices. Went with my wife and daughter who is vegan. Had many options for all of us. Service was great too! Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Thomas G
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed our vegan options. We look forward to your next visit! More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They always have great food, especially their namesake tamales. You can't go wrong if you're looking for lunch or dinner. They also sell their tamales frozen so that you can eat them at home. Don't visit Tucson without eating here!

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Thank Phillip W
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoy our tamales and we look forward to your next visit! More 

Morgantown, WV
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stop at Tucson Tamale. Food and service were great. We didn't have to wait more than 10 minutes and it was easy to find, not being from Tucson. Food was authentic and so good to know you can order for shipment. Thanks!!

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Thank JulieMorgantown_WV
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed our tamales. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Tustin, California
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160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small place in a strip mall, but they really do tamales well. There are many choices and you can get them frozen to go or order online for delivery. I went with beef and pork and both were great. I was hoping for one with hatch peppers, hopefully next time.

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Thank glen p
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed our beef and pork tamales. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the green chili & pork tamales. Just perfect every time we have eaten there! Now we also take some back to Gilbert with us for when I want tamales but can't do the 90 minute drive. And this time we also got the new chocolate & cherry tamales for dessert!!! Awesome. We will be going back for sure!

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1 Thank SusanHaas
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed our green chile and pork tamales! We look forward to your next visit soon! More 

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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling with a group from Australia and New Zealand who had never eaten tamales so we came here and really enjoyed it- great fast and friendly service! Really great selection of tamales sides were great and the salsas and extras were great!

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Thank Nick L
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you had your first tamales with us! We hope to see you again the next time you are in Tucson! More 

Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here starving and excited to have really good tamales. I felt they did not live up to the stellar reviews. There are a lot of options, but the tamales themselves weren't that great. I made full use of the salsa bar to try to add more flavor to the ones I got. The sides left a lot to... More 

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San Diego, California
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love tamales, and this place has every variety you can imagine! We ordered five different kinds, packaged up all the salsas, and had a wonderful meal. There was no crowd when we visited, but the cashier warned us that our order might take awhile - it didn't take more than 10 minutes. They ran out of black beans, so... More 

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Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed all of our tamale options. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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279 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This year we decided to have tamales and posole for our Christmas dinner. I stopped in a few days before Christmas and got a dozen frozen for takeout. They stock frozen two packs for easy pickup. Got a few varieties and all were yummy. I steamed them for 45 mins. Made my own homemade posole. A great dinner and very... More 

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Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for review! We are glad that you enjoyed our tamales! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-305-4760

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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?