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13185 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, OR 97223-5086
+1 503-603-1811
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Portland, Oregon
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511 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Tiny restaurant. Only really makes tamales; an old lady in the back works hard all day. Most people take away, 2$ each. Four kinds; chicken, pork, bar b cued pork and cheddar with jalapeño. Service fast and good, parking, but creeps me out. Sell dozens at a special price for the holidays. Really thick masa, flavorful meat, but does a... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Little storefront shop in Tigard along Pacific Hwy. Visited several times for tamales. Good price, friendly people, and tasty food. My daughter loves the tamales and I enjoy as well. I would stay away from the BBQ pork tamale. Not sure how they decided that a bbq pork would make a good tamale, but.... The traditional tamales are very good.

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Thank Gary W
Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I had heard about this place from coworkers when I first started working in Tigard. Ok I thought this should be good so I went there for lunch. The place or at least the dining area for customers is very small. There are a few booths but a line quickly formed and those sitting and waiting for their food and/or... More 

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Thank J-de-PDX
Lawrence, Kansas
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716 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Tamale House has other offerings, but I only go there for their wonderful tamales. I buy them four at a time, take out. Then I have them at home for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The tamales' fillings are very generous and taste great. Make this part of your home menu. They do sell out of some flavors, so go early.

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Thank Robert S
Salinas, California
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Tamales taste good, however customer service didn't impressed me, when we first got there no one welcomed us, or tell us how to order, they didn't have coffe or champurrado which is a must have when you are eating tamales, next time I'll make sure I'll bring my own drink

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Thank Lumend13
Portland, Oregon
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170 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Good early to get the best selection. As the name implies, they serve hand-made tamales. The fare is straightforward and very good.

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Thank elgreco251
Beaverton
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

The tamales are great, the salsa is amazing and the beans and rice are very mediocre. Skip the beans and rice and get an extra tamale. Clean location and warm friendly service.

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Thank VatoPato
Vancouver, Washington
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

Pork Carnitas Burrito was excellent. good size, it will fill you up. I liked the seasoning used on rice. Salsa was great. Must have with burrito. Tamale was big but too much corn meal....would be nice if a bit smaller and moist. This is also great with salsa. Great service. I want to go back for another burrito.

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Thank Asu W
Tualatin
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245 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

We go here for lunch from work occasionally. Best chili rellenos around but you have to get there early as they sell out quickly. Their "signature" tamales are fine. Good prices, friendly place. Only 4 tables, but they do a lot of carryout.

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Thank almyt
Sherwood, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

I have been wanting to stop in here for about a month. I love homemade tamales (from growing up in Arizona and having an ex family member who was Mexican who made wonderful ones). I ordered a couple chicken tamales and a couple cheese/jalapeno tamales. Although they were good, they had a bit too much masa (dough) for me. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13185 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, OR 97223-5086
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Tigard
  • Phone Number: +1 503-603-1811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?