Tamales To Go?
I need a good source for a large quantity (about 200) of tamales. I can order several weeks in advance and I'd prefer different varieties -- pork, chicken, and chile cheese, if possible. I live in Lancaster area but would be willing to go toward Philly or anywhere within an hour or two to procure them. I know there are lots of authentic Mexican establishments around Kennett Square that might be worth checking out.
Hi! Here is the original post that sent me to try this wonderful place:
I thought I would spread the word that there is a new Mexican/Guatamalan restaurant in Souderton. It is called Mi Ranchita and it is in Souderton. It is a tiny hole in the wall place without a proper sign. I've eaten there three time and loved it every time. The food was fresh and light and super cheap! So far I have had a few tostadas at $1 each! My friends ordered soft tacos and refried beans and gave them a thumbs up.
If you are looking for it, it is located on Broad Street in Souderton a few doors down from the movie theater (currently under renovation) and directly next door to Duane's Salon.
I think they have only one kind of tamales but since you are getting so many they might be willing to make a variety. I have gotten two take out menus from there but I guess I gave them both away, so I'll be forced to go back this weekend. :) My favorite so far is the mexicana tostada on the appetizer section of the menu. It comes with chopped seasoned chicken, lettuce, tomato and a fresh perfect slice of avocado. I think it is 1.50 but I will have to refresh my memory with another trip. The beef soft taco is very good too. I'll pick up a menu with a phone number.
Appetizer prices are OK, but normal full meals are not what I would call "super cheap". Also I would consider the foods more "South American" then Mexican. I spent part of 3 summers in Ecuador and found the food on the menu at Mi Ranchita, was much like what I ate in Ecuador. If your looking for spicy food, this IS NOT the place to go. Good. authentic, S. American food.
El Sombrero on 41 in Avondale has a small grocery store with a take out dept and they sell fresh and frozen tamales. I always see Mexican workers buying them when I stop there, but haven't tried them personally. I have had other Mexican take out from that store and it is always good. They own the Mexican restaurant next door as well.
It has been awhile since I went there, but Famous Mexican Restaurant in Coatesville on Route 30 used to have tamales by the dozen. I think they at least had chicken and pork.
Famous Mexican Restaurant
340 E Lincoln Hwy
Coatesville, PA 19320