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Tucson Tamale Company

7159 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
+1 520-298-8404
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (783 reviews)
“blue corn” (36 reviews)
“pork” (40 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
7159 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove an hour from green valley for this. And it was worth it on so many different levels. Get the spicy pork ones, they are the best. Also, they have an RC cola fountain.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Roon87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought several dozen green corn and red tamales and they were all terrible. I’ve lived in Arizona 50 years and these were the worst I’ve ever had I’m sorry to say

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank looking4spring04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really, how do you run out of tamales an hour prior to closing when your only food is tamales. We really like their food. The tamales are delicious and the sides are really good. We have been long time customers even sending gift packages to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MagnumBatt01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered three types of tamales with chicken, pork fillings, and blue corn with cheese. They taste too mild for us, and we had to add lots of salsa or hot sauce for more kicks. The (basmati) rice was cold and did not smell fresh-ly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank QB2008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All i wanted was two green tamalas for the wife. Drove 10 miles out of my way. What i get when i got home 2 red beef tamales. Very sad cant get a simple order right. Ya sure i should of checked the bag but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brian W
Reviewed 9 December 2018

If you love tamales as much as I do, you will love Tucson Tamale Company. They do such a good job on my personal favorite, Green Corn Tamales. Tamales are a southwest holiday tradition and this is the place to get them. One big caution,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the beef tamales. I attempted to try the vegan ones but they were not what I was looking for. However they do have a great vegan selection. I had the rice and beans too. The rice was not good to me however...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MarquandPP
Reviewed 5 December 2018

My daughter turned 17 last week and all she wanted was tamales for her birthday! We ordered red Chile tamales, beans, and rice. The staff at the Tucson Tamale Company were extremely friendly and helpful. They brought my purchase to the car and made sure...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Raquel V
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Good tamale. Decent prices. The beef and pork were great. The spicy black beans was really delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank csomosan
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch here. It was hard to choose from all the wonderful flavors of freshly made tamales, salsas and side dishes. Tucked away in a shopping center, the restaurant felt like a hidden gem.

Date of visit: November 2018
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30 April 2017|
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Response from BobZim | Reviewed this property |
No , you don't have to be from Tucson (or the southwest ) to know what a good tamale is. It's like New York bagels and pizza. Copied but never quite the same. The best tamales do not come from Tucson Tamale FACTORY, but... More
3 October 2016|
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Response from jeanb1876 | Reviewed this property |
Limited basic beer and wine menu but enough choices to be acceptable. The place is small and not fancy so not an extensive wine list. Worth the trip for the tamales though and I'm sure you can find a beer or wine that will... More
14 May 2016|
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Response from vrand | Reviewed this property |
Have the traveler google Tucson Tamale's menu. I did have the pumpkin tamales and the one I had was a vegetable one--squash. I don't remember other than these that I sampled.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7159 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-298-8404
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