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    Tamales----Totally bike related

    So I went to BSS looking for some good pre-ride Tamales with no luck. A tamal on the trail can be a powerful bartering tool if needed.

    I need recommendations for good Tamales to be purchased by the dozen. Goodness is priority followed by price. No need to spend more than $10-$12 per doz. No need for anything exotic either. And no, Jalapeno cream cheese is not exotic. Looked on Craigslist last year but my normal source came through. Seems as thought craigslist has yet to pick up for tamales. Tis the season.

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    I knew a guy whose grandmother made by far the best tamales. Lots of filling rather than mostly masa. She sold about 30,000 each holiday season at $1 each. Unfortunately that was in california.

    I havent found any tamales that are particularly good in austin. There is a tamale vendor at the farmers market in republic square on saturdays. I think they have a storefront too, but I forget their name. They make pretty good tamales.

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    The custodians at my school make amazing tamales! Mmm, tamales.

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    These don't meet your price point, but they are the best tamales I've had period. Available at the local farmers markets, and I think they will cut a deal for larger quantities. Don't forget their green sauce either.


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    These are banana leaf and very good. OAXACAN TAMALEO

    BTW, the corn ones are easy to make at home.

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    Provecho!

    Hey, thanks for this reminder! My grandmother used to buy 12 dozen tamales from the local tamale lady in her little town in SE Texas, throw 'em in the freezer and we'd eat tamales all through the Christmas holidays.
    I've also had turkey stuffed with tamales; delicious. Gotta get some for the family Christmas feast.

    Also, glad to see the Oaxacan tamale lady is still going strong. Three or four years ago they opened a storefront between Bastrop and Austin on 71 that was not a good location and the business didn't go anywhere.

    Yes, you can make tamales at home, but remember it is the lard that makes the magic.

    Wonder if Tamale House sells tamales in bulk (Airport near 51st).

    I just looked up the Mexican equivalent of Bon Appétit!
    Provecho or Provechito
    Check it out here.

    There used to be a tamale store front on East 6th, just west of I 35. Anyone know if it is still there? I think they flash froze their tamales (or something).

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    The last place I found them by the dozen was Speedy's Tacos on N. Mays in Round Rock, they were alright but nothing to be too excited about.
    Before that, my best opportunity to find them would come while having a drink at The Black Dog Pub @ Howard ln. and IH35. There was always some old dude who would walk through selling tamales and those were actually pretty good. This was years ago, so who knows if that guy is still out there.

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    Juarez Bakery in Round Rock.

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    my wife makes killer tamales..
    she is taking orders right now for this week and has repeat customer's every year.

    12 a dozen
    hot or mild
    home made hot sauce for 6 bucks / 8oz

    you won't find better..
    guaranteed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccoker View Post
    my wife makes killer tamales..
    she is taking orders right now for this week and has repeat customer's every year.

    12 a dozen
    hot or mild
    home made hot sauce for 6 bucks / 8oz

    you won't find better..
    guaranteed

    jbelinda40@gmail.com

    Yes, I can attest to how great these tamales are.

    And to give cred to my review....I grew up in a small town in south TX where my elementary school babysitter, who barely spoke english, use to make handmade tamales all the time. And don't let Coker being a gringo fool you...his wife is not. And that matters when making tamales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    ....I grew up in a small town in south TX where my elementary school babysitter, who barely spoke english, use to make handmade tamales all the time. And don't let Coker being a gringo fool you...his wife is not. And that matters when making tamales.

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    Being from south TX as well I have had my share of tasty ones. I might know where you are coming from.

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    Cbaron & rrtj......where y'all from? How south Texas y'all from? Valley?

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    Thanks Cody
    I grew up around Corpus and spent a lot of town in deep south Texas!

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    Corpus? Man, that's already whitey north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief View Post
    Cbaron & rrtj......where y'all from? How south Texas y'all from? Valley?

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    Not quite to the valley...Alice, TX down near Kingsville. South enough to know a good tamale, be fond of chorizo...and not like tripas.

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    Alice huh? Used to drive by there all the time. Parents live in mcallen. I was happy when the loop was built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief View Post
    Cbaron & rrtj......where y'all from? How south Texas y'all from? Valley?
    78005. Close enough to SA to make it up that way for supplies once a month. All my friends had the best Grandmas...ladies could cook. Plenty of tasties. Went to school in both Charlotte and Pearsall. Hometown of George Strait.

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    I've been to charlotte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Round RockTJ View Post
    Hometown of George Strait.
    Small bit of South Texas trivia. My dad worked in the oil field with Buddy Strait (George's brother). Buddy use to come over to the house regularly. It was so long ago that my parents would attend George Strait "concerts" at the small town honkey tonks in south tx.

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