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The Tamale Place

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish, Latin
As featured in One Day in Indianapolis
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5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
+1 317-248-9771
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I ate here a week ago, while in Indy. We both loved it. The atmosphere is nice, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and the food was fresh and well prepared and very very tasty. We had 3 different types of tamales, all were good, (one was a desert tamale) The salsa and chips were also... More 

Thank rob788
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best food for the best price. Love, love, love their tamales, my fav!!!!! Great people, always friendly!!! 🐯

Thank Marianne R
Plainfield, Indiana, United States
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my daughter's favorite place to get tamales. Authentic tamales. Also sell tacos and nachos. Variety of sauces available. Husband had a tamale combo with the green sauce. I had a pork taco combo, both very good. My taco was very meaty. Chips, salsa, drink and either back beans or Spanish rice included. We received more than we could... More 

Thank Beverly L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

real mexican food tastes like this. look no further and throw away your pretensions. in a city with few dining options this magical spot arises from the mire. I do not wax poetic but we have very few good restaurants in indianapolis. But tamale place is a shrine

Thank Jose M
Tours, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Freshly made tacos and tamales take time and effort if you want to get it right and they do at The Tamale Palace. This informal setting affords you the option of eating there or picking up your dinner for takeout. Ridiculously inexpensive, friendly staff, and very tasty food, I look forward to returning soon!

Thank vitrealman
Kokomo, Indiana
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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204 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?