Gussie’s Tamales & Bakery
A local staple year round, Gussie’s Tamales are on a different level from most. Fluffy, moist, and seasoned throughout, with an unforgettable filling that runs through their centers, Gussie’s is certainly a top spot when it comes to this traditional Mesoamerican dish.
With its line of locals waiting for the days fresh tamales, this long time tamale factory won’t be hard to spot. With several options to choose from, our favorite remains the green chile chicken!
La Choza Menudazo & Tamalotes
Folk art & bright colors adorn this festive stop but the tamales are certainly the draw. Their quick turnaround ensures you always get the freshest most mouthwatering tamales. Thick and bold, these homemade tamales won’t disappoint. Ask for the house salsa, it’s the perfect addition to your tamale.
Originally opened 35 years ago, this family owned restaurant has a vast reputation for their made-from-scratch specialties. Their famous green chili cheese sauce oozes from every edge of their delicious house-made masa. The red chili pork is also not to be missed.
Dedicated to the tamale craft, Lupita’s has long been perfecting the craft of handmade, traditional tamales. Steamed corn, spicy and rich, with tiny cubes of pork or chicken, these are sure to melt in your mouth and most defiantly worth the wait.
For 36 years Pepe’s has dedicated themselves to preparing the perfect tamale using fresh ingredients and prepared only by hand. With four varieties to choose from we recommend one of each! The sweet tamales made with raisins, anise and coconut will forever change how you feel about tamales!