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Tucson Tamale Company

2545 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ - (520) 305-4760
A storefront that is mostly take-out business, the Tucson Tamale Company also has a few tables at which customers can feast on some of the most delicious tamales in the Southwest.
100% Approval Rating (5 votes)

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
""The way I see it, the tamale is like a sandwich," says Todd Martin, who started the Tucson Tamale Company in 2008. "You can do anything with it you can imagine." Among his imaginings are vegetarian tamales and vegan tamales, as well as a thermonuclear "Tucson Tamale" ..."   [Read More]
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Richard Rowe
March 30, 2012
"Frankly, we expected this place to be a good deal larger than it is, but were rather impressed with the numbers of people being served -both take-out and dine-in. It really didn't seem as though space was an issue, as customers seemed to find a spot if they wished to ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2545 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ
(520) 305-4760

http://www.tucsontamalecompany.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:Yes
Takeout Counters:Yes
A single tamale is large enough to be a very nice meal. Here's one in which the moist corn masa is veined with massive amounts of cheese and vivid roasted jalapenos. A variety of condiments, from tame to torturous, are shown alongside.
"A single tamale is large enough to be a very nice meal. Here's one in which the moist corn masa is veined with massive amounts of cheese and vivid roasted jalapenos. A variety of condiments, from tame to torturous, are shown alongside."
Michael Stern





Green corn tamales are made with sweet corn masa moist with juice straight off the cob, cheese, and freshly-roasted chilies from the Mesilla Valley in New Mexico. They are such fine and opulent pieces of food that one is tempted to call them artisan tamales, but they are too inexpensive and too much a part of life in the Old Pueblo to have an elitist name.
"Green corn tamales are made with sweet corn masa moist with juice straight off the cob, cheese, and freshly-roasted chilies from the Mesilla Valley in New Mexico. They are such fine and opulent pieces of food that one is tempted to call them artisan tamales, but they are too inexpensive and too much a part of life in the Old Pueblo to have an elitist name."
Michael Stern


This photo was just too good to resist. I assumed that the 'B Vegan'-plated Smart Car belonged to proprietor Todd Martin or one of his staff, given the fact that the Tucson Tamale Company menu does include several vegetarian as well as vegan options. But no, according to Todd, it just happened to be parked in front of the shop the day we visited.
"This photo was just too good to resist. I assumed that the 'B Vegan'-plated Smart Car belonged to proprietor Todd Martin or one of his staff, given the fact that the Tucson Tamale Company menu does include several vegetarian as well as vegan options. But no, according to Todd, it just happened to be parked in front of the shop the day we visited."
Michael Stern


Inspired by the Sonoran hot dog so popular from street carts in Tucson, the 'dogmale' is filled with bites of all-beef frank, bacon, cheese, beans and salsa. Delicious!
"Inspired by the Sonoran hot dog so popular from street carts in Tucson, the 'dogmale' is filled with bites of all-beef frank, bacon, cheese, beans and salsa. Delicious!"
Michael Stern


Hot stuff: the JoJo tamale is jalapeno-spiked masa enveloping chipotle beef.
"Hot stuff: the JoJo tamale is jalapeno-spiked masa enveloping chipotle beef."
Michael Stern


Todd Martin loves the tamale's versatility. Here is his 'Little Italy' variation, featuring spicy sausage, pepper and cheese.
"Todd Martin loves the tamale's versatility. Here is his 'Little Italy' variation, featuring spicy sausage, pepper and cheese."
Michael Stern


A vegan tamale made with yam masa and sweet plantains.
"A vegan tamale made with yam masa and sweet plantains."
Michael Stern



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