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“Delicious, authentic mole sauce.”
Review of Hot Tamales

Hot Tamales
Ranked #30 of 86 Restaurants in Sturgeon Bay
Cuisines: Mexican
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious, authentic mole sauce.”
Reviewed August 17, 2011

Not much to look at from the exterior, and the ambience is funky downscale - you might want to pass it by - but don't! The service is great and the food is excellent -all the Mexican food is homemade and authentic. The mole sauce is the best! Also has an American menu for those who don't feel like Mexican. A specialty is the local "Hasbrown Sandwich". The best ones are right here. Crispy homemade hashbrowns wrapped around veggies, egg, cheese, and your choice of meat - Yum! Good for breakfast or for any other time.

  • Visited August 2011
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Chicago
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best cherry pancakes”
Reviewed September 14, 2008

A complete surprise on our first visit to the area. We were looking for a decent place for breakfast on a Sunday morning...we were getting hungry and this was the only place close by our lodgings (Cliff Dwellers) that we could find that was open. NEVER thought a restaurant called "Hot Tamales" would serves a decent breakfast - but to our great surprise and pleasure we discovered the BEST cherry pancakes ever. Cherries in the batter as well as on top. Very friendly waitress and a nice hometown/local feel to the place. Made us feel welcome despite our "foreigners" status!

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3 Thank straywards
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Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Good food, prices too high”
Reviewed June 2, 2008

The food at Hot Tamales is good. It makes up for the atmosphere. It's a little hole-in-the-wall place. The dining area was clean, but felt dirty. The service was awesome. I think if they de-clutter the dining area it could have potential. The prices were laughable. 19.00 for shrimp fajitas??? I can get lobster & shrimp in a nice place for that. I did like the food alot, but the rest of it makes me not so sure I would go back.

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