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Curra's out of tamales!! Where to order??

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PatBastrop Dec 15, 2007 07:13 AM

I just went online to order Christmas tamales, and they are not accepting orders. Big problem! Does anychow have an idea where I can still order for a party? Gracias

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    PatBastrop Dec 29, 2007 06:57 PM

    Thanks for the comments! We picked up some tamales from Central Market, and they were quite good. For variety we went to Tamaleo on 71 for the banana leaf wrapped turkey/mole tamales and they were fabulous! They were definitely the menu topper. Happy New Year, y'all!!

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      tpardo5808 Dec 19, 2007 06:53 PM

      how many dozens do you need?

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        chowmick Dec 15, 2007 01:23 PM

        oaxacan tamaleo, on hwy 71, not too far west of the overpass where hwy 21comes in...best tamales available

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          PatBastrop Dec 15, 2007 02:51 PM

          Thanks, chowmick! I'll give them a try.

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            Knoblauch Dec 16, 2007 08:40 PM

            While they are good, the banana-leaf-wrapped tamales that they turn out are very different from what you might be expecting if you are used to the Tejano corn-husk-wrapped Christmas tradition.

            Just this month, there has been a discussion of tamales that can apparently be delivered to your house if you order at least 2 dozen: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/467137

            Other recent mentions of local tamale purveyors are in a couple of other conversations:
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/461905
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/426855

            You might also try a search on the Texas board. San Antonio has more plentiful Mexican food offerings than Austin in general, and for some parties, it might be worth the drive. I ran across a couple of discussions:
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/443138
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/361594

            On the other hand, a tamalada can be a party unto itself, but that diverges into Home Cooking. For example: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/466977

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