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Tucson Tamale Company

2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
+1 520-305-4760
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited here because of all the positive reviews. This is a hole in the wall joint with a limited menu. We ordered at the counter and waited for our food. The tamales were good. The black bean and cheese was good, the salsa was...More

Thank bobemac
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a joint make no mistake. The tamales are excellent, the variety is extensive, the staff is friendly. Eat in, buy frozen, have shipped. If you like tamales and don't go here, you are missing put!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent food, great menu, and fast, friendly service made for a really terrific way to begin our evening.

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hungry and wanted something quick! We stumbled upon this place, not being from here, had never heard of it. We all tried different tamales and enjoyed them. The staff was very kind, informative and patient while we decided what kind of tamales we...More

Thank dawn60030
Todd M, Owner at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate the great feedback on our Broadway team and the tamales. We hope you do stop in again when you are next in our neighborhood.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW!!! I'm 50 years old and have never liked tamales, my daughter insisted we go. OH MY GOODNESS!!! The tamales are so delicious. We had a blue corn vegetable tamale,and a bean and cheese tamale with mexican slaw, chips and salsa and black beans. It...More

Thank Diane B
Todd M, Owner at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Diane your title says it all; what more could one want than a good tamale and a Mexican Coke? We are honored that you made it to our Broadway location twice in during your brief Tucson time and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a sort of a hole in the wall place, not fancy, not very big, but it's very clean and has a good variety of excellent tamales. My wants are usually bigger than my needs when I go there. I end up stuffed but...More

Thank Ruth J
Todd M, Owner at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ruth for being a loyal customer. We agree that stuffing oneself is sometimes necessary when eating something as tasty as tamales! We look forward to your return.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted Mexican and good tamales. We were not disappointed. They have a great selection of tamales and it was fast service. It is a small place but has patio seating in the back.

Thank sheepmama25
Todd M, Owner at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very happy to hear you weren't disappointed in your visit. We work to serve delicious food quickly so folks can get on to the next step of their journey.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This strip mall restaurant was something different. We were looking for a non-chain eating experience and found this was the cheapest highest rated restaurant on trip advisor for Tucson. My wife didn’t like her burrito but that’s because it was too spicy. I enjoyed my...More

Thank Michael A
Todd M, Owner at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to hear Michael that the service was up to standard and the tamales were good. Hopefully you'll be back in Tucson again some time to try some of our other tamales.

Reviewed 15 March 2018

Had Tucson Tamale Company as takeout at a birthday party. The food was hot and fresh when it arrived and there was plenty to go around. Tamales are large, a little heavy on the masa but the fillings are flavorful and generous. Beans and rice...More

Thank Southwest_Gaucho
Todd M, Owner at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear that your experience with our catering was a good one. We're always ready to take on a catering of any size for people hungry for tamales.

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Fresh tamales made to order. Always fresh ingredients and you can watch them being made. Very reasonable prices for delicious food. Can also get frozen tamales to eat at home or get fresh takeout. A true Tucson tradition.

Thank kareninaz
Todd M, Owner at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for making us a Tucson tradition!

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29 April 2017|
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Response from BobZim | Reviewed this property |
No , you don't have to be from Tucson (or the southwest ) to know what a good tamale is. It's like New York bagels and pizza. Copied but never quite the same. The best tamales do not come from Tucson Tamale FACTORY, but... More
3 October 2016|
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Response from jeanb1876 | Reviewed this property |
Limited basic beer and wine menu but enough choices to be acceptable. The place is small and not fancy so not an extensive wine list. Worth the trip for the tamales though and I'm sure you can find a beer or wine that will... More
14 May 2016|
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Response from vrand | Reviewed this property |
Have the traveler google Tucson Tamale's menu. I did have the pumpkin tamales and the one I had was a vegetable one--squash. I don't remember other than these that I sampled.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
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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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