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Tucson Tamale Company

#6 of 1,558 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
+1 520-305-4760
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This unassuming little place in a northwest side strip mall offers a wonderful selection of iconic little corn leaf-wrapped bundles of...welll, lots of stuff. Tamales (pronounced tam-AH-lees), for the uninitiated, consist of various fillings (beef, green chiles, olives, or other ingredients) wrapped in cornmeal paste, packaged in real corn husks, and steamed. They are labor (and love) intensive to make,... More 

Thank jemimajones2016
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I send a variety of these tamales to my son as a Christmas gift every year. They are packed in ice and shipped promptly. I send enough to be eaten thru several months. A tasty gift and they always "fit".

Thank Edaweeda
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This delightful hole-in-the-wall restaurant is the original location. They hand-make Mexican tamales (corn masa wrapped in a corn husk), in vegan, beef, chicken, cheese varieties. All of them are delicious. The feature red and green chiles from Hatch, NM, Tamales are fresh and made to order, or are frozen (for shipping or future meals). Don't overlook their breakfast and novel... More 

Thank Larry B
Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When In Tuscon make a stop here. It's no frills and great food. The most authentic ingredient you will find. And the taste...well you will just have to try it yourself. I thought it was awesome!!

Thank 483vacationer
Farmington, New Mexico
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187 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While planning a trip to Tucson, I read about the Tucson Tamale Company and KNEW we had to stop in for dinner. So glad we did! This restaurant is great! The selection of tamales is fantastic...with vegetarian options. Each variety we tried was amazing, but I particularly liked the corn-green chile. The side of slaw was also uniquely delicious. Prices... More 

Thank 8OOT
Prescott, Arizona
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just like homemade! Or better. Vegetarian options. Moist with lots of filling. Great value for the $.

Thank Karen F
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother & I went on a little road trip and ended up in Tucson. We heard that the best Tamales were at TucsonTamale Company. To be honest, I thought no one could beat my step-daughter's tamales, but, boy, was I wrong!! I tried the Blue (Corn Vegetarian) Tamale, the Santa Cruz Tamale with some of their Mexican Slaw &... More 

Thank lcisneros
Olympia, Washington
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have 20 something choices of tamales. My personal favorite is green corn chile, but the whole pepper tamale is very good too. Friendly service from the Oracle drive location as well.

Thank MicahT0078
Chesterton, Indiana, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the tamales. Not overly impressed.Too much Masada, not enough meat. Good selection of condiments...fresh. Busy place.

1 Thank Linda P
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146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was so excited to visit this restaurant but wasn't overly impressed. I tried 3 tamales. The Chile rellano was by far the best. The green corn, the one I had been looking forward to, was a little disappointing. They weren't as moist as I hoped. It is like a fast food restaurant. You can get a margarita that tastes... More 

Thank dwnhkr
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and for giving us a try! We are apologize for the disappointment with our Green Corn Tamale. We hope that you are willing to five us another try! More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-305-4760

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