Where can you find the best tamales in El Paso?
According to Yelp, which recently released its all-time list of the 25 best places to buy tamales in Texas, it’s in a strip mall on Viscount.
It’s Season to Eat Tamales
December in El Paso is tamale season in El Paso. Although available year-round, tamales are a must at family gatherings this time of year.
And we’re not for a lack of traditional businesses that are known and loved for their delicious corn husk-wrapped sandwich. But who makes them better?
The best Tamales in El Paso and Texas
Yelp’s foodie brigade says it’s Pepe’s Tamales at 9530 Viscount Blvd in the Barley Square shopping center. Among the best not only in the city but in the Lone Star State, say its users.
Yelp’s best tamale places in Texas were determined by “a number of factors including total volume and customer ratings.” [Yelp] reviews that mention” the keywords “tamale” and “tamales,” according to the multi-sourced review site.
Pepe’s was the only local restaurant on the list, but we know that El Paso has plenty of great tamale spots that rival anything you can find in Houston, San Antonio, and other parts of the state.
The 10 Best Tamales Places in El Paso
We ask the Pasoños who love a good tamale with their coffee to name the absolute best place to buy Christmas tamales and received many great suggestions, but 10 stood out the most.
Top 10 in alphabetical order:
• Tamales de Chepe, 5505 Montana Ave.
• Dona Lupita Tamales, 13431 Montana Ave #A
• El Prado Bakery, 3501 Rich Beem
• Gussie’s Tamales & Bakery, 2200 N Piedras St
• La Colonial Tortilla Factory, 212 N. Copia
• La Rotativa, 2010 Mountain
• La Tapatia, 8941 Old County Dr.
• Pepe’s Tamales, 9530 Viscount Blvd.
• Tamales Lupita, 6860 Doniphan Dr B, Canutillo, TX
• Valentines Bakery, 11930 Picasso Dr.
Now, as for the red or green debate, well, that’s a much easier argument to settle; a dozen of each, of course.
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