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The Tamale Place

5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
+1 317-248-9771
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (308 reviews)
“taco” (31 reviews)
“pork” (34 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
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1 - 10 of 351 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tamales had plenty of meat in them the first time but lacked that same consistency the second time. It was a real disappointment for me and my guest.

Thank Gaynel
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The tamales here are great, but they only make so many each day, so arrive early for the best selection. The Pork tamale in banana leaf was amazing. My wife had nachos which were very good and huge. Sweet tamales for dessert are a nice...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

GREAT experience here- I had tried their tamales from their small spot at City Market, so knew this was worth driving across the city for. The very kind and welcoming lady gave us the whole explanation about all the food, made great recommendations and even...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Very small place that has a limited menu and limited seating. But very good tamales. They are large and filled with meat. The spicy are really spicy and some of my party had an issue with the spice. There is a board the states how...More

Thank Frani34
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Great, quick Mexican food. Tacos are amazing, tamales too! Chips, salsa and white chip dip are very good as well. Try it if you're in the area.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in while in Indy and got poblano and cheese, pineapple and raisin, and sweet corn tamales! Fast, affordable, clean, friendly, an amazing place!

Thank Zachary B
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The tamale (black bean & cheese) was very bland, even with the wonderful different salsas. Chocolate tamale was pleasant. The black bean taco was very bland. Veggie taco was very good. I had a fish taco that was excellent. For this item alone my rating...More

Thank Darlene P
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We were excited to visit this place. We may have come too close to closing, since the food didn't seem too fresh. The tamales were tasty, though, and an extra-large size, so you do get a lot for your money. What I couldn't stand was...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I live out of town, but often go there when I go to Indy. My kids ask me to bring home tamales. I usually order the nachos with beef. They are so delicious! Then, I take home many tamales. They have a board that lists...More

1  Thank osuzyqz
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We out of towners and first visit was a few years ago. Back then we thought it was great. Something was off this time, though. Food quality just wasn't there. The spicy pork was so spicy it wasn't edible. The chicken was really dry. We...More

Thank Lady_Tee12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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