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Best tamales in Santa Ana?

adamclyde Jul 5, 2006 04:09 PM

any one know where I can find the best tamales in santa ana or the very near by vicinity? staying for a few weeks in Huntington Beach and need some good tamales for breakfasts.

I always go to El Gallo Giro, which does some good tamales. However, when I went there the other day, the tamales just weren't as good as I remembered. Maybe there is a good panaderia that sells them?

Any and all thoughts are appreciated!

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  1. MEalcentric RE: adamclyde Jul 6, 2006 02:00 AM

    I thought someone gave a favorable word about the place on Redhill and El Camino Real in Tustin next to Seoul Garden and Dosa Place. Its a small mexican market that sells them. Never tried them myself so I cant comment.

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      MzMaggie RE: adamclyde Jul 6, 2006 08:28 PM

      I love the tamales at the place on Redhill and El Camino. Sorry, I can't remember the name, but its a carniceria hole in the wall. El Gallo Giro has horrible tamales. All masa and no filling.

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        adamclyde RE: MzMaggie Jul 6, 2006 09:12 PM

        yeah. it didn't used to be that way (I hadn't had them in a few years), but the ones I bought the other day certainly were. Too bad. thanks for the nod to this place. I'll check it out...

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          adamclyde RE: MzMaggie Jul 12, 2006 03:23 PM

          just so you know, the carniceria at redhill and el camino real only sells tamales on saturday and sunday... learned that one the hard way yesterday...

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          quinntran RE: adamclyde Jul 12, 2006 03:42 PM

          el toro market in santa ana has great tamales..... tamale queen is great too. both are on first street

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