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Tamale House East

Tamale House East

Mexican Restaurant and Taco Place$$$$
Austin
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  • James B.
    James Bates2 weeks ago
    Good locals un-fancy place
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.November 4
    "Embrace the spirit of Austin institution Tamale House with the colorful East Side restaurant... the migas are plentiful, tamales galore, the patio is lush, there are cocktails and beer." -Eater 38 Read more
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.October 30
    Order the chipotle migas. Order the chipotle migas. Order the chipotle migas.Order the chipotle migas.
    Upvoted 13 hours ago
  • Elissa A.
    This place has no regard for people with food allergies. If someone requests corn instead of flour tortillas because of an allergy they should comply.
  • Drew V.
    I ordered the tacos. Not very good. But the atomsphere is definitely poppin'
  • Lisa
    LisaApril 30
    Love their chipotle migas
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngOctober 22, 2015
    The migas is the only thing really worth getting here. Flour tortillas blah make sure to ask if they have corn
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CortezAugust 1, 2015
    Everything was great.
  • Beth S.
    Beth ShookJuly 26, 2015
    Updated menu and price increase with $9 chilaquiles and tacos up to $5. Ambience is no longer worth the crazy prices.
  • Sean T.
    Sean TaltsJuly 2, 2015
    Breakfast tacos! Especially the vegan one(??)
  • Lalia W.
    Lalia WilliamsJune 22, 2015
    Eating huevos rancheros on the patio makes me feel right at home Read more
  • Jil W.
    Jil WrightJune 13, 2015
    Go for brunch! Loved the garden taco.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CarpenterMay 22, 2015
    My number one go-to in Austin! Get the migas!
  • Kev S.
    Kev SkinnyFebruary 20, 2015
    Breakfast spread was incredible. A hangovers dream spread. Friendly staff ordered for us and nailed it.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagFebruary 4, 2015
    When Bobby Vasquez passed away, Austin lost one of its greats as well as the phenomenal Tamale House #3. But his nieces and nephews have opened this spot, and the tamales are just as crave-able. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 5
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MorenoFebruary 2, 2015
    Phone your order in and go to the head of the line to pick up and pay.
  • Dustin L.
    Dustin LeeNovember 19, 2014
    No horchata :(
  • Marushka B.
    Marushka BlandNovember 9, 2014
    Delicious breakfast tacos. And the Mexican iced coffee... I usually order 2 like it's one each for my boyfriend and me, but really they are both for me. So good.
  • Kate K.
    Kate KniejskiSeptember 15, 2014
    Bean and cheese breakfast tacos were just okay. Will return to eat tamales!
  • Frogg
    FroggJuly 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the vase of mimosas. :)
  • Sam T.
    Sam TrevinoJuly 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best breakfast tacos in town, great staff.
  • Kell C.
    Kell CondonJuly 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Jackie Myers plays a mean piano from 11-1 every sunday.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleFebruary 10, 2014
    The third generation of Tamale House founder Carmen Vasquez runs this Eastside spot, which boasts more seating and a hipper vibe. The migas with cheese is a surefire hangover cure.
    Upvoted Sep 5
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 7, 2014
    One of the best bets for breakfast and lunch on East 6th, the restaurant also regularly hosts innovative pop-up dinners. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 11, 2013
    This spot is tucked on a patio between what used to be Graze and some railroad tracks and offers the same famous $1.25 breakfast tacos. Read more
  • Clay C.
    Clay CrenshawMarch 24, 2013
    Breakfast tacos are the bomb.
  • Shikha K.
    Shikha KaiwarMarch 19, 2013
    Super hipster, super awesome. Two breakfast tacos for under $5 is unbeatable. To drink, get a chicha morada - super refreshing and a great start to your day!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AniszczykMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best cheap breakfast tacos in Austin... hands down!
  • Joey G.
    Joey GarzaDecember 29, 2012
    Real mexican food. Had the chicken mole taco and I wished I had ordered a dozen more.
  • Zach H.
    Zach HenaultNovember 18, 2012
    Possibly the best tacos in austin.
  • Mallory
    MalloryJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorites are the guacamole chalupa and the chicken mole tacos! Everything is good here though and the service is phenomenal. They are long time east siders too!
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan SJuly 5, 2012
    Entrance & patio is on 5th street, with a good view of some pretty badass graffiti.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KartunApril 26, 2012
    Green Enchiladas are yum
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