Spoiler Alert: The best tamales are probably the tamales your Abuela made at this time every year when you were a kid – so let’s say these all are second to those!
What is it about Tamales and Christmas? Google would suggest that it goes way back to pre Columbian imes, indigenous people and the belief that the gods made humans from corn. That all may be true but for us, there’s something more nostalgic going on.
Either way, if your Abuela isn’t making tamales for you this year we’ve got some really great tamale places and a tamale poll so you can submit your own favorite place.
Golden Tamale: With all the local news coverage, we have to start with this one. They have a wide variety of flavors including Green Chili and Cheese – one of our favorites! Find them at 744 P St Ste 103 Fresno, CA 93721 or online at https://goldentamale.com/
El Toro Tortilleria: They make their own tortillas and so you know the tamales are going to be good too! They have a family deal on tamales by the dozen. Find them at 4507 E Tulare St Fresno, CA 93702
Mi Panaderia La Michoacana: Pork, Chicken and Cheese with peppers! Yum! And they make Corundas too! Find them at 4474 E Belmont Ave Fresno, CA 93702
CDT Cocina: Some great flavors like Chicken Tomatillo, Creamy Chicken Poblano or how about Portobello, Asparagus and Broccoli? Find them at 805 E Olive Ave Fresno, CA 93728 or online at https://cdtcocina.com
El Ranchito Bakery: Yes they are a bakery but they also make fabulous tamales! Tamales and Pan Dulce? Yes, please! Find them at 417 W Shields Ave Fresno, CA 93705
The FresYes Tamale Map:
Add to Our Tamale Map!
We’ve got 16 so far and we’re just getting started. Here’s your chance to add your favorite Tamale to our map.