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Tamara's Tamale

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13352 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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(310) 305-7714
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Tamara's Tamale - Los Angeles, CA
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Tamara's is THE place in the MDR / Culver zone for takeout tamales. The price is right and they always have two dozen or so different types of tamales available. I especially l...

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I had been quite looking forward to enjoying the variety of tamales, considering the accolades of articles previously written as well as the high rating of 8.7, and the overall cu...

Where is the flavor in the tamales? Disappointed! 1/26/2007

I had been quite looking forward to enjoying the variety of tamales, considering the accolades of articles previously written as well as the high rating of 8.7, and the overall cuteness of the decor, but slightly thrown off by the very empty tables. Having selected a combination of 7 tamales both savory and sweet to sample the creative nature of ingredients, and considering they each cost average $4-$7/each, I was expecting a feast of multi flavor explosion, I was sadly disappointed. And I know tamales, I have been helping my family make tamales in that glorious assembly line for all family dinner holiday gatherings, as long as I can remember, as well as create my own modern takes on the mexican treat, so I know about the right texture of the masa, and the flavors, and etc. Unfornately, at Tamara's Tamales--apart from having the texture of the masa dough spot on and the generous size of the tamales, that simply CANNOT make up for the VERY BLAND, and I mean bland flavorless mush that was presented. I had to resort to plenty of salt(and I am not usually a salt-sprinkler on food) and other accompaniments available to try and fix it, I ended up throwing most of them away, after a few bites. The only positive note here is that I give kudos for a tasty well spiced sweet pumpkin tamal--the only good one in the bunch. While I appreciate this concept very much, the folks behind Tamara's Tamales need to taste each of their hopeful tamal delicacies prior to cranking out those batches. Additionally charging $4 for horchata which is just sweet rice water is a bit much. Pros: Very bright decor, cute... free parking Cons: Expensive for the food quality--zero flavor more

Great Takeout for Tamales 8/24/2006

Tamara's is THE place in the MDR / Culver zone for takeout tamales. The price is right and they always have two dozen or so different types of tamales available. I especially like the Sweet Corn, Chicken with Green Sauce and the Chocolate. Yeah, chocolate tamales! When you go, be adventurous and try out a few new flavors. Pros: great selection of tasty tamales Cons: really just a takeout place more

Yummy! 2/13/2004

I haven't seen such a variety of tamales anywhere! Besides the several meat, seafood, and chicken tamales there are also 5 vegetarian *and* 5 vegan tamales. All are priced, atmost, $3-$4 each. One adult would eat between 2 and 3 tamales for a meal. While it is not expensive, I think it could be a little bit cheaper. For the quality and variety of food and the cleanliness of the place it may be worth the price. It does cost money to run a place that has a health department grade of ""A"". Did I say the tamales are very tasty? I highly recommended this place. If the tamales were a buck cheaper I would go more often, considering that they serve on paper plates and plasticware. Pros: Excellent tamales, Parking lot Cons: , Plasticware more

Holy Tamale! 6/5/2002

They serve one thing and one thing only, so if you don't like tamales you really should avoid this restaurant. Then again, it could change your mind. There are numerous flavors to choose from, including traditional flavors (which are always a safe bet), more frou-frou options like pesto choices, and the Gautemalen favorite the Nacatamal (full of all sorts of vegetables). Unless you're very hungry or you naturally have a big appetite, I would suggest ordering two different tamales and then snacking on chips. Or, if you don't like chips, then order three tamales (though you still might have some left over -- tamales are very, very filling). Although the tamales are good, I do think they are a little overpriced. Pros: great food, lots of variety Cons: small restaurant, a little pricey more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Tamara's is tucked into a strip mall across the street from a gargantuan Costco compound. The bright space--a few tables, a salsa bar and the take-away counter--generates a warm,...

  • 12/18/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    West LA, Culver - West

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