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Nov 16, 2009 02:02 PM

need tamale take out for thanksgiving

we are having tamales on thanksgiving along with chips/salsa/guac - rice&beans, etc... but mainly we need tamales. i was thinking about getting some at the Farmers Market over the weekend. I think the FM on melrose has them frozen. any other options? thanks!

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  1. Well, any mexican deli worth their salt would have them. I know of Gallegos in West LA, but we've only had their enchiladas.

    Costco also sells them fresh, by the bag, if you've got a membership. I seem to recall they were pretty good. And, like you said, most FMs have a vendor that sells one version or another.

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    1. re: Phurstluv

      Coincidentally we got tamales today at Gallegos brothers for dinner tonight. The chicken chili verde ones were the best. I believe tamale varieties available were: corn, chicken, chicken chili verde, beef and pork. They have both frozen ones and ones ready to eat, depending on your needs. I think they were $2 each.

      I love the tamales at Gallegos. Highly recommended.

      Gallegos Mexican Deli
      12470 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

      1. re: Phurstluv

        Piling on with the Gallego's reco.

      2. I've ALWAYS had good luck here. If it's not too far out of your way. They also make "party" size (small) beef, pork, chicken, cheese/jalapeno, corn and dessert tamales. YUM!

        Gourmet Tamale Factory
        119 N MacLay Ave, San Fernando, CA 91340

        1. Los Cinco Puntos on Cesar Chavez has great Green Chili Cheese tamales every day.

          Cinco Puntos
          3300 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063

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          1. re: SilverlakeGirl

            Seconded. Their pork with red chili are very good as well.

          2. yes...try costco tamales......very tasty....chicken in red chile sauce so good i called congratulate them.....good luck

            1. Go authentic -- the real deal:

              Tamales Lilianas
              4629 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA
              (323) 780-0989‎

              Tamales Lilianas
              4629 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022