12 Favorite Spots to Score Tamales in Greater Phoenix

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La Tolteca
La Tolteca

Serving authentic Mexican food in the Valley since 1947, this bakery, restaurant, and market in downtown Phoenix churns out tamales by the dozen -- hot and ready to go for $16.99 and frozen for $14.99. Choose from flavors like green chile cheese, chicken and beef, and dessert tamales like strawberry or pineapple. And if you're making your own this year, they've got all the ingredients you'll need.

Los Dos Molinos, Mesa

At the Mesa location of this legendary family-owned Mexican restaurant, you can score five kinds of tamales -- carne adovada, red chile beef, blue corn, green chile (no meat), and green chile chicken -- for $25 per dozen. Plus, when you order two dozen of any kind, you'll get six pineapple tamales for free. Call 480-969-7475 or stop by the restaurant to place an order.

Carolina's

Along with some of the best homemade tortillas around, this Valley favorite with a cult following since 1968 serves tasty tamales, too. Snag red beef, green chicken, or green corn tamales for two bucks each, $11 for six, and $18 for a dozen. With three locations in the Valley, it shouldn't be tough finding a Carolina's tamale nearby.

Location Info

Los Dos Molinos

260 S. Alma School Road, Mesa, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Tamale Store

13046 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Molly's Tamales

8806 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale, Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Los Sombreros

2534 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La Tolteca

1205 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Carolina's

9030 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Carolina's North

2126 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Carolina's Mexican Food

1202 E. Mohave St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

El Bravo

8338 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pedro's Mexican Restaurant

4938 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La Purisima Pasteleria

4533 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Mi Comida

4221 W. Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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NoelL
NoelL

Maybe you can help me, in 19999 I visited Phoenix and I LOVED it! I had tamales in Phoenix they had posters on the wall of Mexican Americans who served in WW2 and won medals. One side was a cafe and the other side was a bar. What is this beautiful place?

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