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Austin's Tamale House - CLOSED

5003 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751-2708
+1 512-453-9842
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
6 Aug 2013
“Nice little gem of an Austin eatery”
14 Mar 2013
“No tamales here!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Southwestern
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5003 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751-2708
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Met our son for lunch at this restaurant we'd never heard of, just off 6th St. east of I-35. Our son has a way of picking out places in Austin that are unique with great food, so confidence was high. And he was right. We...More

1  Thank Propellerhead76
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We finally made it here yesterday afternoon after trying for a while & are now wondering what the fuss is about. Basically we joined the line out the door, placed our order & paid, then waited in the VERY tiny inside area for our food....More

Thank TexasClaire
Reviewed 12 January 2013 via mobile

I had really good super cheap breakfast tacos. Like $3 for 2. There are a few tables outside and a couple inside but it's more of a to go kind of place. Disclaimer: THIS IS A DIVE!

Thank Jenmar5283
Reviewed 9 October 2012

This is basically a carry out restaurant. It does have 4 small tables outside & a couple inside. I had heard about this taco shop & was looking forward to it. The food was average at best. The hot sauce was the best thing, so...More

Thank rhpatt29
Reviewed 4 September 2012

I have lived in Texas most of my life, and these are absolutely the best tacos I have had--hands down. You can't go wrong, no matter what you order. Not only is the food extra tasty, but the prices are super cheap. I visited The...More

1  Thank Brooke D
Reviewed 6 January 2012

I'm from Austin and have had the chance to taste many breakfast tacos ... and by far The Tamale House serves my favorite! The food is inexpensive but don't expect a place to sit (besides two tables outside or your car), AC or a waiting...More

Thank Cbad33
Reviewed 5 January 2012

as the lengthy line suggests. I once fed my entire company breakfast for $18. Worth stopping in for a chalupa or breakfast taco. A local legend.

Thank austex_gringo
Reviewed 19 August 2011

In an inadvertant nod to "keeping it weird" in Austin, the Tamale House does not serve tamales. Well, it's hard to say they serve anything really, as it is a take-out only establishment that happens to have a few tables out front amongst the grackles...More

Thank ColonelPlink
Reviewed 25 May 2011

This is the quintessential "dive" and you can tell that no money is really invested back into the infrastructure. There is a tiny place to stand to place your order, a counter, and then basically the kitchen that you are staring straight into while they...More

Thank shoulders3
Reviewed 1 February 2011

Tamale House is a great breakfast spot. They offer a wide variety of items including tacos, enchiladas, and combination plates. The value is great, and you can get way more than you need for under $5. My favorite menu choice is the Migas with Cheese....More

Thank cookndad
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5003 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751-2708
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 512-453-9842
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