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best street tamale

chefjellynow Jun 14, 2007 04:37 PM

got the best street tamale today at 11am in front of the Mexican Consulate, at 27 East 39th Street. the tamale lady was set up right out front and everyone was chowing down on them. she sells them out of several coolers. the tamale was darker yellow and pork inside, nice medium spicy flavor. I hope she is there in a few days.

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  1. NAtiveNewYorker RE: chefjellynow Feb 20, 2008 06:39 AM

    does she still exist?

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      ESNY RE: NAtiveNewYorker Feb 20, 2008 07:41 AM

      Yes, I just went to her last week. I think they are $1.25 each. Usually has pork, chicken and cheese varieties. The tamales are great. She also sells some sort of drink that changes every day but I haven't tried them yet. Check out midtownlunch.com for a review of the tamales, as well as the some of the drinks.

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      MoxieBoy RE: chefjellynow Feb 20, 2008 11:45 AM

      Is there still a tamale lady at W 38/39th on the west side of 8th Ave? I used to love the ones they called Sweet tamales (with pineapple). This was a few years ago when I worked near there.

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        vinegarhill RE: MoxieBoy Feb 24, 2008 06:12 AM

        I used to buy tamales from a woman on 39th and 8th but that was years ago. I still look for her if I'm ever in that area but I haven't seen her. The best tamale I had recently was from the taco truck on 14th Street and 8th ave. It's there after 8pm most nights.

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        hlbones RE: chefjellynow Feb 24, 2008 09:01 AM

        I like the stand, on Saturday's, at 106th and Amsterdam Ave; good tamales, hot sauce, good soup, etc

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