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“Tamale Today, Tamale Tomorrow!”

Tucson Tamale Company
Ranked #9 of 1,989 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Orange, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tamale Today, Tamale Tomorrow!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

You HAVE to try these tamales! Even if you only sort of like tamales or are not sure. I had a vegetarian "Blue Tamale" with blue corn meal, squash, corn and cheese. It was yummy! My husband had two tamales: chicken and pork. They were moist, cheesy, and the best we ever had. They do a large take-out business of frozen tamales and now that we tasted them, we know why. Our tamales came with one side per tamale ordered. Not so easy to find, use your GPS. It's definitely worth it! Not fancy but helpful staff and quick service.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Anne L
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Laura A, Public Relations Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for your review, Anne!
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Victoria, Canada
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great value and tasty food”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

This restaurant is inexpensive, has fast service and excellent quality food with lots of tasty tamale options.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank tassyca2016
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Laura A, Public Relations Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for visiting us ALL the way from Victoria!! Cheers.
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California
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161 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Best Ever Tamales”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

I have eaten a lot of tamales but these are the best I have ever had. Maybe your memory of your mother or your grandmother's tamales can compete but it will be close. Add to that vegetarian and vegan options and creative combinations in the fillings. What is not to like!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank SCtripchick
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Laura A, Public Relations Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thanks for the review from California! Flattered to know we compete with the memory of Grandma's tamales. :)
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Absolutely amazing!!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Must go. Best tamales I've ever had! Service was great and food was amazing!! Highly recommended! The salsa is to die for. So refreshing to have homemade, non GMO, lard free food. The meal was inexpensive and flavorful.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Jennkonn
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Laura A, Public Relations Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Glad to hear you appreciated the non-GMO masa we use. Non-GMO is very important to us too! Thanks so much for the review.
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Connecticut
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“wide variety of delcious tamales”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

They've got a wide variety of delicious tamales - spicy and mild, savory and sweet, meat and vegetarian. And all gluten-free, which was great for one member of our party. Sides as well. And reasonably priced.

Visited April 2013
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