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The Tamale Place

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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
As featured in One Day in Indianapolis
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5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
+1 317-248-9771
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Zionsville, Indiana
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92 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had to go get a dozen tamales for my son to take to school. I decided to go early to beat the crowd. I ended up getting a dozen chicken tamales. I also got a breakfast taco(steak and egg) while I was waiting. The breakfast taco was very good! The tamales were good but needed a little seasoning in... More 

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Thank turne23
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tamales are limited so you need to get here early. The food is authentic, tasty, good value, and delicious.

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Thank iValerie B
North Mankato, Minnesota
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was awesome. They explained the menu and made recommendations. The hot and spicy tamale was very tasty! Great place to eat at.

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Thank bradries
Indianapolis, Indiana
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a wide selection of Tamales that are made at the beginning of each day and have a board containing a count down on how many of each kind are left. There are also great tacos, and tortas (mexican sandwiches). The tacos are a little heavy handed on the cheese so if you're not a huge fan of a... More 

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Thank ElliePaige12
Rogers, Arkansas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a surprise! Traveling thru and found this near the top of the list for Indy. I'm a bit of a tamale snob, being from a Hispanic family where Grandmas tamales are the Best...but, I have to say these were right up there. Great selection, but get there early, as they only make so many a day. I had the... More 

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Thank CMPosse
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you have to stop and eat here, the food is outstanding. if you don't like tamales they have other offerings as well that are just as good. this is a bucket list place to eat!!!!

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Thank Matt S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From Chicago and I consider myself a taco connoisseur. We were in town on business and was in the mood for tacos, and looked up local recommendations. Did not expect much, after all with Chicago having hundreds of taco joints we are known for great food. Boy was I wrong, this place knocked me out! The tamales were of course... More 

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Thank natgirrl
Zionsville, Indiana
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. I'm not a huge fan of Mexican food....However, because it looked like a hole in the wall place to eat, we were willing to give it a shot. This place was amazing! It really is fantastic food, fresh and prepared quickly! The food was fresh, authentic and the temperature was perfect!!! I tried the Tamale and the spicy chicken... More 

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Thank GoButler99
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 

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Thank rob788
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

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

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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, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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?