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Tamale House East

Tamale House East

Mexican Restaurant and Taco Place$$$$
Austin
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  • James B.
    James BatesNovember 14, 2016
    Good locals un-fancy place
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.November 4, 2016
    "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, 2016
    Order the chipotle migas. Order the chipotle migas. Order the chipotle migas.Order the chipotle migas.
  • Elissa A.
    Elissa AtabalaAugust 14, 2016
    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.
    Drew VelasquezMay 15, 2016
    I ordered the tacos. Not very good. But the atomsphere is definitely poppin'
  • Lisa
    LisaApril 30, 2016
    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
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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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