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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
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Elkader, Iowa
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

my kids loved the chips and queso, we loved the tamales. only a few left late at night, so we didn't get to pick but they were so amazing I'm glad they didn't have what I had thought I wantesd. also enjoyed the decor.

Thank Shannonmarye
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

After seeing The Tamale Place featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, this has become a staple for us. We love the great food! It's always hot and fresh! Make sure to save room for one of their dessert tamales! The pumpkin and apple walnut are my favorite!!

Thank Katie S
Naperville, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our family was passing thru Indy and we stopped at The Tamale Place based on Trip Advisor ratings and we were so glad we did! Terri, with her bubbly personality, gave us recommendations on the menu, food was served quickly and was delicious! Highly recommend!

Thank d11112017
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this place because of the great Trip Advisor reviews and to see how authentic the tamales and tacos are. It was a small place in a strip mall, but Holy Cow was the food good! The tamales were huge, and both the poblano & cheese tamales and the spicy chipotle tamales were awesome! Make sure to get the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It was a surprise to see this good Mexican food in north US. I will ask all to visit this place. It is excellent place

Thank jamespoto1965
Zionsville, Indiana
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117 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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 

Thank turne23
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank iValerie B
North Mankato, Minnesota
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 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.

Thank bradries
Indianapolis, Indiana
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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 

Thank ElliePaige12
Rogers, Arkansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?