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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve enjoyed stopping in for tamales every time we’ve been through Tucson in the past 6 years, but this stop will be our last. The restaurant was empty, tamales were inedible soggy masses of masa, side options were unappealing and the staff was less than...enthusiastic about our presence. It is so sad to see a local restaurant that we’ve so thoroughly enjoyed go so far downhill.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed February 15, 2021 via mobile

Visited the Tucson Tamale Company on Tanque Verde for a weekday lunch. They have a great selection of tamales to choose from - a la carte or as a combo. They also have several dessert type tamales. They have COVID-19 procedures in place with social...distancing, masking, and seating closed off. They have a small patio out front - it was nice out that day so we sat outside. I went with the “traditional” beef tamales as a combo - chips/salsa & ranchero beans. They are filled with a lot of meat that was very tasty. I would recommend these tamales. Service was slow and they messed up one of our orders - we had to go back and reorder as they forgot one plate. I would return at a later date to see if there has been improvement in the service. Went back and forth between 3 and 4 - ended with a 4 based on the great tamales !More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2021

I went to Tucson Tamale to order some desert tamales. The woman that worked there told me they didn't have any, and may not in the future. They were so popular that they all sold out; but that they may not have any more in...the future and may not bring them back at all. Does it strike anyone as stupid that a popular item that sold out may not be brought back? What a missed opportunity and poor management.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Great tamales. Try the Thanksgiving dinner tamale with Turkey, stuffing and cranberries in November.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

I was sad to see Tucson Tamale Factory leave Broadway Boulevard, which was close to my home downtown. Whenever we venture far from home, make a point to stop here whether it's the one on Tanque Verde or on Oracle. We especially love the New...Delhi tamales, which are the best vegan ones ever! Also, it would be doing yourself a disservice to pass on their pico de gallo. It's so good! As you can see in the pictures, the staff are just so friendly every time we go.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

These are shipped everywhere as well! They have places to sit but this is my favorite for pick up Try all the varieties! So easy. The kind of thing where everyone gathers, some cold Mexican beer, and you got it!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2019 via mobile

Husband is from Tuscon But we live in Ontario Canada Tamalies here are wrapped in banana leaves...tasty. There corn husk...ok. Honestly ours is better. There very expensive...wow Compare to here. USA usually cheaper but it wasnt. We like ours better. More flavor. Tasty. Cheaper.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

We were a bit disappointed to find this was in a strip mall, and almost decided not to go. The place itself is a bit disappointing and smells weird. The tamales and sides were good. Lots of choices. I’d eat here again, but I doubt...it’s the next tamales in Tucson.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Eat in, take away or stock up for home. TTC offers a variety of quickly prepared tamales (and burritos) for lunch, dinner or any time in between. They are all tasty, can be ordered alone or with a small variety of southwestern sides. They also...offer them frozen to take home or they will ship. There are three locations S/E, foothills and N/W. We have been enjoying their tamales for several years.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

Food was exceptional. Very wide selection of tamales and burritos, sides. We took ours home to eat. Only a couple tables; really just a pick-up station, I'd say. They close at 7:00 pm weeknights at most locations.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Lauren H
July 23, 2019|
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Response from Laurel S | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The corn is organic & non gmo. Their cheese is rbst free and they don’t use any lard. Their ingredients are thoughtful and delicious.
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BobZim
April 29, 2017|
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No , you don't have to be from Tucson (or the southwest ) to know what a good tamale is. It's like New York bagels and pizza. Copied but never quite the same. The best tamales do not come from Tucson Tamale FACTORY, but... More
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lckt13
October 2, 2016|
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Response from jeanb1876 | Reviewed this property |
Limited basic beer and wine menu but enough choices to be acceptable. The place is small and not fancy so not an extensive wine list. Worth the trip for the tamales though and I'm sure you can find a beer or wine that will... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tucson Tamale Company

Yes, Tucson Tamale Company offers takeout services.

Tucson Tamale Company is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5