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Warthog May 18, 2008 05:16 PM

Tamal, tamale, however it's supposed to be spelled, where's the best ones? I'm think the Mexican/TexMex/New Mexican variety, but feel free to chime in with Salvadoran recs, too.

  1. baltoellen May 19, 2008 07:52 AM

    While not nearly a connoisseur of the tamale, I must say that the one I shared with Mr Baltoellen on Saturday at Tortilleria Sinaloa was excellent. The masa wrapping was light, the filling flavorful, and the entire thing was lacking in grease. (Which I know appeals to some folks, but grease running down my arm isn't really my thing.)

    1. ko1 May 19, 2008 08:30 AM

      Haven't tried Sinaloa yet, but I really like the pork ones served by the taco truck on Broadway.

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        elgringoviejo May 19, 2008 07:11 PM

        Another vote for the pork tamales from the Broadway taco truck, but I always buy a good number of tortillas from the Tortilleria Sinaloa, and keep plenty in the freezer, because they are Da Bomb!

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          ingramcol May 20, 2008 12:13 PM

          Best ive had are @ Michelle's Cafe on Eastern Ave.

          Quaint, bright, and cheery family run spot. Usually have 4-5 kinds, all delicious. They sometimes sell-out though.

          Their website lists them:

          http://michellescafebaltimore.com/wha...

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            baltoellen May 20, 2008 01:57 PM

            I've often walked by and wondered about that place. Thanks for the head's up!

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              sistereurope May 21, 2008 09:54 AM

              I like the looks of the menu at Michelle's - might be worth a Sat lunch visit!

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                ingramcol May 23, 2008 07:46 AM

                Just a heads up, there are only 1-2 tables, so seating could be extremely tight. I've always done carry-out, tamales travel easy.

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        aubzamzam May 23, 2008 07:25 AM

        When they have them, the tamales at Fiesta Mexicana in Rosedale are magnificent. I shall have to try Michelle's though.

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