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The Tamale Place

Certificate of Excellence
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
06:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Kokomo, Indiana
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We found this place by accident and are so glad we did! The tamales are absolutely delicious - even my son, who has never liked tamales, loves them. We will definitely be going back

Thank limyers
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This place is awesome! Whenever I'm in town or passing through, I make sure to visit. Service is usually pretty efficient, and the tamales are great! They have such a variety, pleases everyone in my party. I don't eat meat, and I always have several options. The people with me usually are meat eaters, and they have plenty to choose... More 

Thank Ms K
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Took my Dad here last time I was in town. I was surprised at how well the Tamales were done! We had the Spicy Beef and Green Chile Chicken Tamales. I would return in a heartbeat.

Thank Manwiththeplan86
Speedway, Indiana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good food and good, fast service. The tamales here are amazing and the service is good. Even though they got bigger they still have the same quality tamales.

Thank Donna46224
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205 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Want the real thing? Want to satisfy the craving for authentic Mexican food? Well, you found it but you better get here early because they have a count down board on all their food and when they sell out....they are done!! Dessert tamales are to die for - chocolate, apple, etc.

Thank Rae Ann P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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869 reviews
805 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The decor is a "3", the food is a "7", that averages to "5". The most delicious tamales you will ever have.

Thank BatGuano30
Carmel, Indiana
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We've stopped by The Tamale Place several times in recent months, and still hold the same opinion held several years ago ... a terrific place for tacos, with fresh tortillas, and excellent fillings, esp. with cilantro and the lime wedge and salsa (house-made, it's obvious). The tamales still seem to be a good hit to a slight miss -- still... More 

Thank passingbyagaindb
Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Always love this place for lunch, great tamales, salsa and rice paired with coke in a bottle. yummy!!!

Thank Misadventurz
Bristol, Tennessee
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52 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Overall very good food, especially for the price! I nearly gave it a 5 star rating, but for a restaurant specializing in Tamales to get that, it would have to had been the best I ever had. While it was very good, it wasn't quite the best, thus the 4 stars. However considering the price and quality of food, I... More 

Thank VFL_Kenny
Carmel, Indiana
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308 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

They have a place on the west side and one down at the market, and they serve the same food at both. You can get tamales with chicken, pork, or dessert flavors, and you can get different sauces, such as red, green, and spicy versions of each. The salsa is hot, and the chips are good. The prices are excellent.... More 

Thank MizzouLizard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?