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Tamales in Reno

Foodapotamus Dec 9, 2011 02:04 PM

I am looking for a good place in Reno (or the surrounding area) to buy tamales. Usualle we get a big group and make them on Christmas eve. This year we are going on a cruise (YAY!!) and won't be around to make them, but I still want to have people over for an early beer and tamales celebration. Any suggestions? I've actually considered driving to Auburn and getting them at Ikeda's but it seems like we must have something good in the area!

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  1. SteveTimko RE: Foodapotamus Dec 9, 2011 06:11 PM

    That Mexican-oriented market on Wells Avenue had them under a previous name. I don't know if they still do. The lady Tamales in Carson City was awesome, but it has been 5 years since I had them. I don't know if she is still open.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/87805

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      Foodapotamus RE: SteveTimko Dec 11, 2011 05:02 PM

      Thanks a bunch, I'll check into both of those

    2. c oliver RE: Foodapotamus Sep 21, 2012 02:15 PM

      No help for this CH but I just bought four pork tamales for $5 at MarketOn, previously King Ranch Market, on Wells at Capital Hill Avenue. Terrific with quite a little zip. They also have Salvadoran corn tamales for the same price.

      Everything we buy there is fantastic.

      http://www.marketon.com/locations

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