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Tucson Tamale Company

#9 of 1,553 Restaurants in Tucson
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2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
+1 520-305-4760
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to be adventurous and try the local fare. Tamale was good. Side offerings of spicy black beans and cold basmati rice were delicious. The salsa was fresh and flavorful. The place was not the cleanest and the bathroom was downright dirty. So food is a 4 star but the place was a 2.

Thank Marla R
Hong Kong, China
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can you say about a tamale? The seating is limited and the restaurant needs a face lift. The seating is uncomfortable and I suggest get your food to go. The Tamales I had last week were removed from a steamer, microwaved and a bit dry. Overall the food was ok. The price point is high for a tamale but... More 

Thank NewYorkCityGypsy
Arlington, Texas
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tamales was mediocre at best and the restaurant was filthy. The tamales lacked flavor and were overpriced. Last, when we arrived there were several customers who were waiting in front of us at the counter. It took several minutes before anyone acknowledged them. Should have been our clue.

Thank Windyflying
Tucson, Arizona
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45 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just purchased yesterday 5/13 2:10pm Green corn tamales, cheese, which used to be called Wisconsin cheese tamales, Hubby got chipotle beef. We have been buying from the Broadway store for at least 2 years, we have to drive quite a bit to get them from this store. 5/14 - Green corn were smaller this time than they were 3/4 months... More 

Thank bnut7242
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They were voted the best tamales in Tucson and I agree so there is not too much more I can add. I can confirm the vote. Check out the menu so when you get to the counter to order, you know what you want. I would go back there again. Friendly staff eager to please.

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

I'm so glad you had a great tamale experience. We've been voted "Best tamales" 8 years in a row now, thanks to our wonderful customers! We hope to see you again soon! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited on trying your tamales. We heard and read all of the reviews which rated you fairly high. Well you had no pork tamales the chicken tamales had only if we were lucky a tsp of meat. We were told when we ordered the tamales they were 2 in each order. Thins was a to go order... More 

Thank Joanie K
Tucson, Arizona
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213 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took out of town guests to the Oracle Road Tucson Tamales for lunch. They were so impressed that they bought some frozen tamales to take back to Seattle on the plane.

Thank onatrip76
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit us! I'm glad you guys had a great experience and that your guests were even able to take some to enjoy later. We ship tamales as well! More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
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179 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the great selection of tamales and sides. I had three different meat tamales- the Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, and Sonora. I loved them all, but the Santa Cruz was the best! Seriously, these are the best tamales I've ever had. My wife had the black bean and cheese and one plain cheese. She really liked the cheese but said... More 

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

I am so glad you liked the variety of tamales! Thank you for coming in, hopefully we will see you again! More 

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480 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I found this restaurant by visiting Trip Advisor and am I glad I did that. The menu has a selection of several tamales and burritos and several "sides". I had the chipotle beef tamale with the Mexican Slaw and a side of black beans. All three were delicious. The service was friendly and fast. There is a small selection of... More 

Thank bandman15
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in and for submitting a review! I'm so glad you had a great tamale experience. And it's true, we do ship! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

I had the red Chile beef and green Chile chicken tamales. Solid tamales. Mexican slaw was very yummy. Chips and salsa are a big no. Chips are just store bought...not hot and just not good. Salsas were good. Limited seating but it was enough. Not fancy but good. If you need a little local food and time is important this... More 

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

Thanks for coming in and trying our tamales! I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-305-4760

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