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missmind May 8, 2012 09:57 AM

We've got a visitor in from New Zealand who wants tamales. Is there any restaurant that regularly offers more than just a basic pork tamale? I seem to recall that even Evie's, which I haven't been to for years, and can't find an online menu for, only had one or two types available.

And if we're stuck with just basic pork, any suggestions?

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  1. rainsux RE: missmind May 8, 2012 02:10 PM

    I suggest you contact Carnival Mkt in Pontiac ... to see what they have available.

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      docpan RE: rainsux Jun 15, 2012 07:41 AM

      Second for Carnival Market. I live right down the street, best tamale I've had.

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      ak994 RE: missmind May 8, 2012 03:54 PM

      Ordinary Mexican tamales, necessarily, or might the (fatter, softer) Central American ones do? Pollo Chapin (Guatemalan) has great chicken tamales, and Pupusería y Restaurante Salvadoreño has chicken, pork, and the curious corn ones. In all cases, refer to Y*lp for photos.

      Evie's sells just the pork on a grab & go basis, but you can also get chicken, shredded beef and a sweet dried fruit & minced nut version from them if you phone ahead.

      E & L sells prepared tamales at their butcher counter. I assume them to be pork, but you could phone and ask. And I think Honey Bee sells tamales also. And also La Gloria as I recall, though it's been a while since I've been in there.

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        jjspw RE: ak994 May 8, 2012 05:17 PM

        +1 on Pupuseria y Restaurante Salvadoreno and Pollo Chapin. I much prefer the Central American style tamales to Mexican style, and both of these restaurants do a good job.

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