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Feb 20, 2011 06:59 AM

Take-out tamales

I am planning a Mexican buffet for some out-of-state visitors (30 or 40 people). I will cook most the dishes, but I need a source for vegetarian tamales. Inexpensive and tasty. Any suggestions?

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  1. Pablito's Bakery (I-35/Braker area) had some tasty tamales when I went there. I don't recall vegetarian or not nor do I vouch for them not using lard but definitely inexpensive and tasty.

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    1. re: Carter B.

      Thanks. I called them. They have vegetarian tamales, $10.80/dozen. Might work.

    2. I don't know if they have vegetarian or not, but Mi Ranchito in Manchaca has excellent tamales daily. Cheap too, like $7.50/dozen.

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      1. re: achtungpv

        Thank you. That's pretty far south for me.

        Anyone know of a place in Central/East Austin?

        1. re: travisleroy

          try the farmers market saturday morning at lakeline mall there is a vender there that has awesome ones

          1. re: girloftheworld

            wow, i had no idea there was a farmer's market at lakeline.
            it's nearby, so thank you for mentioning it.