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Tamale House

(Now Closed)
Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
North Loop, Austin
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  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMarch 3, 2011
    SXSW recommendation from Sietsema-The specialty is Tex-Mex "brunch"--breakfast tacos, huevos rancheros, and migas--a delightful scramble of tortilla chips, eggs, cheese, and salsa-but only open til 3!
  • Steve C.
    Steve ChavezOctober 18, 2010
    Don't let the angry man at the register scare you away. Make sure you a. Have cash. b. Know what Ranchera Sauce is. c. Don't complain about the A/C, it's broken. d. Don't feed the birds.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CotéMay 11, 2009
    Don't waste your time with those lil' salsa containers. Once you get a taco, take your taco out of the paper tray it comes in, and then squirt a ton of salsa into the tray.
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJune 30, 2011
    Ironically, Tamale House doesn't serve tamales. They also don't take plastic, so make sure you've brought cash for those tasty breakfast tacos you've heard about.
  • Stefan F.
    Stefan FinciasAugust 16, 2013
    Don't come here if you're a bacon lover. The barbacoa and chorizo are awesome though! Salsa is perfect for breakfast tacos too!
  • Ric F.
    Ric FurleyFebruary 8, 2013
    The most amazingly huge and satisfying frito pies for miles around!! AND $1 cupcakes!
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PerezMarch 16, 2010
    This place is awesome! Love the ladies and love the food! It's all about the chorizo and egg!! GET IT!!
  • tariq e.
    tariq elseewiDecember 31, 2009
    Best dish is the juevos rancheros. Goodness and cheapness. BTW they're closed Sunday
  • Boberto P.
    Boberto PatricioMarch 15, 2010
    Worth the trip and one of the best values in Austin. Amazing salsa roja.
  • Travis K.
    Travis KelldorfMarch 6, 2010
    Order two enchiladas, one taco, beans, rice and a drink and spend $4.26. Smile.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CarrSeptember 1, 2011
    Leave a tip, they won't thank you. Don't leave a tip, they won't thank you.
  • Kit H.
    Kit HaverlandSeptember 7, 2013
    The Migas are the absolute best! Drive 30 miles round trip for them!
  • Withoutink
    WithoutinkFebruary 12, 2012
    Best place for breakfast tacos. Anywhere on this planet. Period.
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherMarch 11, 2011
    Huevos rancheros are outstanding. Good migas too
  • Robert T.
    Robert TimbrookJanuary 19, 2010
    Go to Tamale House for breakfast and order the migas tacos. Read more
  • Eleigh
    EleighMay 24, 2010
    BEST breakfast tacos in town! And still only $0.85. If only they were open on Sunday...
  • Allison F.
    Allison FosterSeptember 2, 2010
    The food's great, but they don't actually sell tamales.
  • Hilary G.
    Hilary GehinApril 18, 2014
    They only accept cash...for that reason I'm never coming here again
  • Chris T.
    Chris TrewOctober 24, 2011
    Tacos so good there should be a crossing guard being all like "Yum!"
  • Cynthia
    CynthiaFebruary 9, 2013
    Quite possibly the best migas in Austin :)
  • Travis B.
    Travis BartosAugust 27, 2012
    Very good 85 cent breakfast tacos
  • Bruce C.
    Bruce CNovember 7, 2013
    I'm told that I *must* get the migas.
  • Joy B.
    Joy BarrAugust 17, 2012
    This is the best taco place/shack in Austin.
  • Caroline A.
    Caroline AnneJanuary 25, 2013
    25 minutes for 4 tacos, ridiculous.
  • mary june b.
    mary june baguioJuly 11, 2012
    Try the Tamale Pie & Eggs
  • Swagga B.
    Swagga BassJuly 18, 2011
    Huevos rancheros w cheese over easy
  • Eva M.
    Eva McQuadeOctober 5, 2013
    Awful. Seriously. Don't understand the hype.
  • Sergio C.
    Sergio CabreraDecember 10, 2011
    They do NOT sell tamales here.
  • BigMike I.
    BigMike InAustinNovember 9, 2009
    Breakfast tacos are 85 cents !
  • Bill C.
    Bill ChildsSeptember 17, 2013
    Tacos now 95 cents, still awesome.
  • Boberto P.
    Boberto PatricioMarch 16, 2010
    It's too good... I've banned myself!
  • Lacy S.
    Lacy S.May 28, 2011
  • Lidia M.
    Lidia MorenoOctober 12, 2011
    Mmm la salsita
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