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i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 30, 2007 01:44 PM

I'm looking for great tamales so my boyfriend can try them. I'd like to limit this particular search to Manhattan, because while I am willing to traipse all over the city for food, he is less eager to do so. At a potluck, I had some great pork tamales, and the woman who brought them said that she got them from a Mexican place somewhere around the west 90s. I can't remember where exactly. She said they're the closest she's found to her own homemade. Any ideas what this place might be-- or any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance!

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    americanafan RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 30, 2007 03:34 PM

    The tamales at Taqueria y Fonda la Mexicana, Amsterdam between 107th & 108th, are pretty good. The chicken and pork versions come with either a red or green sauce. The Super Tacos Sobre Ruedas taco truck at 96th & Broadway has tamales, but only on weekends, I think.

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      mjps2 RE: americanafan Jul 31, 2007 02:17 PM

      Funny, I just posted about street tamales I discovered today, and it seems to be not far from you (if Taqueria y Fonda is near you as well).


    2. mashpee RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 31, 2007 12:39 PM

      I think that the tamales at Downtown Mexican Bakery are good. However, DMB is more of a take out place, so if you need sit down tamales in an more upscale atmosphere you might try Mercadito.

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        maxine RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 31, 2007 12:59 PM

        I am in love with the tamales and Mancora in the EV (1st and 6th). They are Peruvian not Mexican but so amazing!

        1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 31, 2007 01:39 PM

          Thanks for the replies so far! It doesn't necessarily have to be sit down-- take out's fine. I wonder if Taqueria y Fonda is the place I sampled from, seems like that's (kind of) in the neighborhood.

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