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The Tamale Place

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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Latin, Spanish
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5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
+1 317-248-9771
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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Speedway, Indiana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank Donna46224
Midwest
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204 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Rae Ann P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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786 reviews
722 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank BatGuano30
Carmel, Indiana
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank passingbyagaindb
Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank VFL_Kenny
Carmel, Indiana
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306 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank MizzouLizard
Terre Haute, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I love this place SO much. The husband and I come here as often as possible. My kids.. not so much! They do, however, love the nachos. Today we had a recession tamale, a green chicken, and a combo with green pork tamale and hot salsa and black beans. The kids had steak nachos. *Which they tore up!! In the... More 

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Thank Jeri M
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I had heard so many positive comments about the Tamale Place, I drove all the way from Bloomington to give it a try. Really delicious tamales and rice, but the salsa is definitely heavy with cilantro. A little on the pricey side, but the tamales are soooo delicious. Would recommend to anyone in search of authentic Mexican cuisine!

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1 Thank Leigh B
Zionsville, Indiana
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151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this place and what a treat. The best tamales ever! The spicy chicken was spicy and tasty and wrapped in a banana leaf. The chipolte beef was tasty and my daughter inhaled her pork in green sauce. The quanities of each type of tamale are limited, so be open. I had to get out of my comfort zone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?