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Nov 4, 2008 08:20 PM

Literal Hole-in-the-wall in Mazatlan

Does anyone know the name of a place to get tamales in Mazatlan?? It is literally a hole in the wall. It is in the Centro Historico near the square where the cathedral is. It is down a street that is across the square from the cathedral about a block in. There are about three or four women who operate the establishment and serve a great variety of some of the best tamales I've ever had. And I'm Hispanic, so I'm pretty sure I know what's up. Searching for this place is also a great opportunity to see a little bit of the historic zone if you're a new visitor to town.

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  1. Did you order through a window, rather than going inside? I think the place is called Maz Tamales or something like that, I will check next time I go by. I like their tamales too. It is on Benito Juarez, about a block south of the main plaza and Banamex. Dee

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    1. re: MazDee

      Thanks! It was about two years ago and I'm trying to remember for a friend who is on their way. From what I remember, there is a SMALL foyer that you order in that can fit about three people. Or it might just be through a door, but there is certainly nowhere to sit or anything like that. Thanks!

      1. re: TheCiscoKid

        You are welcome. If you are explaining this to a friend, you might mention that South is the direction opposite the traffic flow on B.Juarez. I know I am confused when I am in a new town, and directions are a mystery. (Well, not so much in Mazatlán if you can see the ocean, but...)There is another place where I think they sell even better tamales, but only 2 or 3 afts a week, and I can't remember which days. They sell them at Club Muralla, on Sixto Osuna, near the Plazuela Machado. They are quite delicious, but beware of the shrimp ones! The large shrimps are encased in the masa with shells, heads, and tails intact! Many here eat the whole thing. I have to take them apart and eat the very tasty masa, flavored by the shrimp, separately. Messy. But they have pork and chicken ones too and you can eat those without a problem. If you would like more information, let me know.