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Tucson Tamale Company

#6 of 1,556 Restaurants in Tucson
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2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
+1 520-305-4760
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09:00 - 21:00
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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 3 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 

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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 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank Karen F
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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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.

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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.

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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 

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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 

Rochester, New York
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been several times before and I have reviewed this place before and I must say it never disappoints! Always friendly staff, always clean, always great food and this time an added plus! AC on the outdoor patio! Plus I see additional locations but we only tried the Original one on Broadway!

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

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you had a great tamale experience. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Del Mar, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Vegan Blue and the Berkeley. That is all you need to know. So good! Nice to have vegan option for tamales. We had these as part of a big takeout order that a friend had done. The vegans in the group as well as the meat-eaters enjoyed (I think they really liked the Santa Cruz).

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Thank startraveler2016
Laura A, Manager at Tucson Tamale Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed our vegan tamales. We hope to see you again soon! More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the store on N. Oracle Rd. 1st off they have the most delicious brownies I have ever had and I have caught myself going in just to purchase a brownie. OK let's talk tamales the tamales are average in size they could be slightly bigger for me but otherwise they're fine good taste they are firm lots of... More 

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

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you not only enjoyed our tamales, but our brownies as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

tucson
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Their tamales are largely mediocre. They have a wide variety for sure. and a few, like the blue corn one, are decent. In a city which has so many good restaurants, i find the ratings of this place absurdly inflated, as does my wife.

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

Thanks for the review. We apologize for missing the mark and hope that you are willing to give us another try. 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?