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“Don't miss the cream cheese tamales”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Delia's

Delia's
Ranked #1 of 446 Restaurants in McAllen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Fast Food, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
McAllen, Texas, United States
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Don't miss the cream cheese tamales”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Although they sell a variety of Mexican food items, Delia's is known across the Rio Grande Valley for their tamales, all of which are stunningly good. But only Delia's offers cream cheese and jalapeño tamales—yes, cream cheese tamales, made by hand and steamed. Wow.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Scott H
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Edinburg, Texas, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Reputation Is Well Earned”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Delia's has several restaurants, so you can find one close to you. Delia's has earned a reputation for having a wide variety of tamales for every taste. Christmas time is tamale time, so Delia's is usually swamped. Put your order in early! You won't be disappointed, but go with adventurous taste buds!

  • Visited December 2011
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Just Tamales”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

They have only tamales, but they must have a dozen different types of tamales, i.e. chicken, pork, beef, etc. these are the real thing! Tasty meat, seasoned perfectly, and in the corn husk. Yes... It works best to take out of the husk before eating.

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Thank Garry S
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Mission, Texas
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“They best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

For all of you that are not familiar with a tamale this is not a good place to try them to judge others by because these are made PERFECT every time. The ingredients (massa) are fresh and the meats are abundant and perfectly spiced. They have a huge clientele so expect a line. YOu can order one at a time but get a dozen because they are THAT GOOD. Great to freeze and have for a snack.

  • Visited September 2012
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“if your not sure what you want and are not looking to experiment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

clean place - good service - varied menu - great salads
the servings are always big, generally you can share and both eat well. consistent service and food - clean and well maintained

Visited August 2012
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