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Tucson Tamale Company

#6 of 1,536 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to start out by saying the tamales are not my favorite Mexican food, but I was in Tucson for a two days and I needed a quick meal. This is definitely a fast food restaurant and not gourmet dining. It is a hole-in-the wall place, but I enjoyed it. I had a chipotle beef Tamale and a spicy... More 

Thank Richard M
Clio, California
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't know how 643 reviewers could be so wrong. Maybe it's the Emperor's New Clothes effect? Anyway, my husband ordered the red chili tamales, "spicy" pinto beans & "spicy" Mexican rice while I had a red chili burrito, Mexican coleslaw & chips with salsa. When our order arrived, mine was incorrect as my plate contained a tamale rather than... More 

Thank Carole H
Estero, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good assortment of tamales, something for everyone, vegan, vegetarian, meat lovers, etc. The tamales seem a little small, but very tasty. We tried several, difficult to pick a favorite, but the blue corn veggie and cheese is pretty good, as is the chili relleno, and I could keep going. They have some breakfast tamales that look good, but we... More 

Thank hatch912
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the reviews and decided to give it a try. The tamales were tasty but could of been more flavoreful and spicey. The Spanish rice was reported to be hot as was the chicken and cheese tamale I had. Not hot or spicey but good. Same with salsa bar hot salsa was moderate at best. Place is small little... More 

Thank tazmania630
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been a great tamale fan but saw this on TV so decided to try it. Not fancy, definite a cheap eats place it really was pretty good. I had a green corn and a chile relleno tamale and thought both great. definitely a go to place under the right circumstances

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting something else about the tamale, but food was good, not great. Staff are helpful and salsa was great, unlimited and free. Good but not great.

Thank Gilles M
Kapaa, Hawaii
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623 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been our source for Tamales. The spicy beef and the chille reano Were the best so far. And I can buy bags of Mexican oregano. And now I the the hot sauce in the little bottle. Good choice. I m sure a home made by someone's Grandmother would be superior But these will do. I get 12 at... More 

Thank MarshallGulch
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucson tamales is a small but sweet place with lots of colorful ambience. They make them fresh, or to go & have a very friendly & professional staff. I felt right at home.

Thank Margaret C
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food was not that great or authentic enough, although everyone makes tamales differently these were definitely not south of the border food.

Thank Cindy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been going to Tuscon for a winter break for over 20 years and had never been to Tuscon Tamale Company. We decided to try it this year and I can tell you that we will never go back to Tuscon and NOT go to Tuscon Tamale Company. Simply the best!! (And this is from a I-don't-really-like-tamales kind of guy.)... More 

Thank Jeffrey R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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?