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The Tamale Place

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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
As featured in One Day in Indianapolis
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5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
+1 317-248-9771
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Today
06:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit here but we will be back! We ordered to much as the portions are large but we loved it! Guacamole was fresh and seasoned perfectly. Very quick service even though they were packed.

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Thank Tena E
Bloomfield, Indiana
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay this was a Sunday brunch after a late night flight. So we order a tamale each, large order of steak nachos (only $1 more than the small), two sodas, medium guacamole and a apple pecan tamale. First off ... $26 ... great value! Second ... way too much food, save the dollar and get the small nachos. We loved... More 

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Thank jp_edwards
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited my first night in town for dinner and went back again the second night. This place has delicious offerings for sure. Tacos are great, Nachos are fantastic, and the Tamales are even better. Get there early because they have limited amounts of their daily tamales. I will be back my next trip! Thanks!

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Thank James C
Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here because it was rated really good. We ordered two tamale (chipotle and pork) and a steak nacho. It was just so-so; we never had a tamale before,probably we are not really fond of this kind of food..

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Thank cheneato
Bloomington, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down, the best steak taco I've had north of the border! The meat was incredibly tender with mouthwatering flavor, served hot. The chips, the salsa, the rice--all of it was delicious!!

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Thank LaneAB
Evansville, Indiana
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stumbled on this little place and had to try it- my husband is from Texas and loves tamales. They did not disappoint! We got the beef with red sauce and should have gone back for more!

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Thank jennib80
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit and the Tamales were wonderful.. A large selection to choose from.. Best we have ever had..

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Thank katgayle55
Champaign, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Came as a recommendation from a few friends-- went after our 1st ziplining adventure at Go Ape. Variety of options for tamales which I was initially not a fond of but was convinced to try. I ordered a variety of spicy and mild chicken tamales and tried their homemade guac and pico. So worth it and you can get the... More 

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Thank RAZORBACKCHICK04
Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. The tamales where delicious, they have an amazing variety and they are huge. We bought a couple of fresh made tacos on the suggestion of a regular, and we were not disappointed. Wife had the chicken tacos and I had vegetarian. Tip, while they have a huge assortment of tamales, they may run out (there's a monitor... More 

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Thank virtualcowboy
Elkader, Iowa
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

my kids loved the chips and queso, we loved the tamales. only a few left late at night, so we didn't get to pick but they were so amazing I'm glad they didn't have what I had thought I wantesd. also enjoyed the decor.

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Thank Shannonmarye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-248-9771

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?