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Feb 5, 2008 07:11 AM

KC - Tamales-to-go?

Where can I get some good tamales to bring home? I just know you all can help me. Please?

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  1. I like Ninfa's at 964 Kansas Ave, about 2 or 3 blocks west of 7th Street Trafficway. Great tortillas, too.

    1. Bichelmeyer's a 7th and Cherokee in KCK sells them by the dozon on Saturdays. Excellent tamales.

      1. STOP- there's only one place to go. El Pulgarcito. Just south of the Johnson Dr / Merriam Dr intersection. Go and make sure you buy some of that great spicy pickled cabbage they have.

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        1. re: goroe

          Do you mean curtido, a sort of pickled slaw served with pupusas?

          1. re: amyzan

            Yes- I don't care what you call it- I love it. and its good on the tamales too.
            The El Pulgarcito pupusas are a treat as well.

          2. re: goroe

            I love the tamales at El Pulgarcito and the curtido, but Salvadorean tamales are quite different from Mexican tamales. Larger, softer and fluffier. You wouldn't be bringing a bag of a dozen home. (Well, maybe some of us would!)