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Philly Ray Jun 22, 2008 05:40 PM

Who makes really good tamales?

We get them occasionally at La Lupe, but they only offer chicken with green sauce or pork with red sauce. They are decent enough, but I'm looking for a little more variety and maybe more flavor. I saw a mole tamale on TV today and that really got me going!!!


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    Bride of the Juggler RE: Philly Ray Jun 23, 2008 05:29 AM

    Last time we were in the Italian Market, there was a woman selling them out of a cooler. It doesn't get more authentic than that. However, we didn't try them. Thanks.

    1. gina RE: Philly Ray Jun 23, 2008 01:24 PM

      There is a woman who walks around Old City, selling fresh, homemade tamales out of a hot pot to restaurant workers. Although she only seems to have chicken tamales (choice of "spicy" or "not spicy," but both kinds pack some heat), they are some of the best I've ever had. So far I've only found her a few times on the weekends, about 6-ish.

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        bumble RE: gina Jun 25, 2008 10:16 AM

        6-ish AM or PM?

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          gina RE: bumble Jun 26, 2008 07:18 AM

          6-ish in the PM :)

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