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 The Tamale Place, Indianapolis, IN

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  • Location: Brownsburg, IN
The Tamale Place, Indianapolis, IN Tue, 08/9/11 2:13 PM (permalink)
There is a great spot in Indianapolis, In for authentic tamales. The name of the restaurant is The Tamale Place located on at 5242 Rockville Rd.

Come early because they only make so many of each type of tamale. They maintain a countdown board. When the tamale is's gone for the day.

The starnhere is tamale, but they also serve a fabuouls fresh taco, and great sandwich and fresh, fresh nachos.

Our personal favorite is the spicy pork in green in green sauce and roasted in a banana leaf.

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    Re:The Tamale Place, Indianapolis, IN Tue, 08/9/11 3:05 PM (permalink)
    Welcome to Roadfood.
    <message edited by mar52 on Tue, 08/9/11 4:01 PM>

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      • Location: Roachdale, IN
      Re:The Tamale Place, Indianapolis, IN Wed, 08/10/11 2:42 PM (permalink)
      Tamale Place was on DD&D a few weeks ago.

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        Re:The Tamale Place, Indianapolis, IN Wed, 08/31/11 9:13 AM (permalink)
        Last Thursday I met a friend at The Tamale Place for a late breakfast.  It's in a strip mall in the 5600 block of Rockdale Road.

        It has an open kitchen and a decent amount of seating, although I suspect a good portion of the business is the carry-out variety.

        Because it was a beautiful morning Jim and I took our promptly-served tamales and ate outside.  Mine were chicken in red sauce (mild) and pork in green sauce (spicy) and Jim, not understanding that he's supposed to order 2 other completely different tamales so we can sample 4, ordered 2 of the chicken versions.

        Chicken in red sauce.  No resemblance to the things in the Hormel can whatsoever!

        Pork in green sauce.

        Now I'm no expert on Mexican food but these tamales were really good.  The fillings were mostly meat with enough sauce for flavor but not enough to drown everything and turn it into a soggy mess, and the spicy pork had a nice chile kick.  Jim's a local and said he'll definitely return, but I might have to wait a year.

          Re:The Tamale Place, Indianapolis, IN Wed, 08/31/11 6:16 PM (permalink)
          I am a fan of tamales and the next time I am in Indy, I will definately try them.  I almost went to Indy this weekend for the big event for NHRA.  It is their season's biggest event.
          Paul E. Smith
          Knoxville, TN
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