Xmas = Tamale Time. Picks?
- teamkitty Dec 14, 2013 05:04 PM
Myself, I like more traditional meat tamales and Homi does these well. But Hortensia at Homi in St. Paul is also whipping up more Mexico City style variants including chocolate, coconut and strawberry.
What are other Chowhounds' favorite holiday tamale places?
I love the Oaxaca-style tamales at the Fireroast Cafe in South Minneapolis. I discovered them at the Midtown Farmers Market a few years ago. I have no idea who makes these tamales.
This year I bought the frozen Oaxacan tamales from La Loma and liked these as well.
My go-to is Hilda's on Payne Ave., but that's mostly because they're so close to home and work. Used to be affiliated with La Loma; tamales still mighty good.
Oh late to the party, but have to totally recommend the green chicken tamales at Cinco de Mayo Grocer. They also have a red pork and some kind of sweet hideous thing I tried and tossed. I am in love with the green chicken and at $1.50 they are HUGE and a STEAL. Make Lomas look like the total rip-off they are...