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The Tamale Place

5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
+1 317-248-9771
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (304 reviews)
“taco” (29 reviews)
“pork” (34 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is my daughter's favorite place to get tamales. Authentic tamales. Also sell tacos and nachos. Variety of sauces available. Husband had a tamale combo with the green sauce. I had a pork taco combo, both very good. My taco was very meaty. Chips, salsa,...More

Thank Beverly L
Reviewed 8 February 2017

real mexican food tastes like this. look no further and throw away your pretensions. in a city with few dining options this magical spot arises from the mire. I do not wax poetic but we have very few good restaurants in indianapolis. But tamale place...More

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Freshly made tacos and tamales take time and effort if you want to get it right and they do at The Tamale Palace. This informal setting affords you the option of eating there or picking up your dinner for takeout. Ridiculously inexpensive, friendly staff, and...More

Thank vitrealman
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We found this place by accident and are so glad we did! The tamales are absolutely delicious - even my son, who has never liked tamales, loves them. We will definitely be going back

Thank limyers
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This place is awesome! Whenever I'm in town or passing through, I make sure to visit. Service is usually pretty efficient, and the tamales are great! They have such a variety, pleases everyone in my party. I don't eat meat, and I always have several...More

Thank Ms K
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Took my Dad here last time I was in town. I was surprised at how well the Tamales were done! We had the Spicy Beef and Green Chile Chicken Tamales. I would return in a heartbeat.

Thank Manwiththeplan86
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good food and good, fast service. The tamales here are amazing and the service is good. Even though they got bigger they still have the same quality tamales.

Thank Donna46224
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Want the real thing? Want to satisfy the craving for authentic Mexican food? Well, you found it but you better get here early because they have a count down board on all their food and when they sell out....they are done!! Dessert tamales are to...More

Thank Rae Ann P
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The decor is a "3", the food is a "7", that averages to "5". The most delicious tamales you will ever have.

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We've stopped by The Tamale Place several times in recent months, and still hold the same opinion held several years ago ... a terrific place for tacos, with fresh tortillas, and excellent fillings, esp. with cilantro and the lime wedge and salsa (house-made, it's obvious)....More

Thank passingbyagaindb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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