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“Great(!) tamales but not home style”
Review of Los Hernandez

Los Hernandez
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Union Gap
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Yakima, Washington
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great(!) tamales but not home style”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

I work with many Hispanics and have often had home made tamales. These are not that style. Instead, they're very narrow and the maze is somewhat moister than normal. That aside, they are delicious and I highly recommend them to anyone. They do ship nationwide also. Very small hole-in-the-wall and easy to drive right by so look closely. As of this writing, small white building with red trim on west side of south first street.

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Amazing tamales”
Reviewed July 3, 2011

If you are looking for fresh tamales that could have a cult like following due to the quality ingredients, this is the place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Fabulous Tamales--Especially the Asparagus Ones!”
Reviewed June 7, 2011

This is a little take out place with a few tables. All they serve is home made tamales--typically pork or chicken, but when Yakima asparagus season rolls around, they make asparagus-cheese tamales, which are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Be sure to get the homemade salsa--very fresh tasting. Call ahead to make sure they have what you want or to reserve a batch or two.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank paokano
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Seattle, WA
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Awesome Tamales”
Reviewed August 23, 2008

A recent weekend in Eastern Washington left me with only one really good impression: Los Hernandez.

There are a number of chain restaurants in Yakima/Union Gap, and a few unimpressive independent restaurants. But the one REALLY good meal I had was tamales at Los Hernandez.

They're hot, smooth, delicious and handmade. Not as compact or cake-like as tamales often are - and that's a good thing, in my opinion. Pork or chicken tamales were the only type available when I was there, but I understand there are sometimes seasonal specials.

If you are considering Los Hernandez you should know it's not much as a restaurant. They have tamales, salsa and beverages - and that's it. But they're worth a stop. The whole time I was there, a steady stream of customers came in to get tamales by the multiple dozens. Los Hernandez has been there for almost 20 years, as I understand it, and they have earned loyal customers.

If I find myself passing through this area again, I'll skip any restaurants and instead pick up tamales at Los Hernandez for a guaranteed good meal.

4 Thank JosephSparacio
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