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Old 11-17-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Default Tamales anyone?

Since we just moved up here from SA who does a really good tamale for Xmas morning?

TIA
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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We buy ours from a local resturaunt, but there is a place near 183 in North Austin that has good food, but it's in a questionable hispanic dominated area. My husband buys fajita meat there sometimes. I'll ask if he remembers the name. Sometimes the paper advertises places that sell them, so look there as well.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Slaughter Creek, Travis County
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Anyone remember getting tamales at the Green and White Grocery on E. 7th Street? I miss those tamales.

Fortunately I have a nice lady that makes me 5 dozen every year.

And yes, I will eat tamales on Christmas morning - noon - and night.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Is this "tamales for Xmas morning" a Austin / Texas tradition? Or is it Mexican?
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Mexican. Go to the local catholic church and pick up a bulletin... They always seem to have awesome homemade tamales around Christmas.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Yep, it's Mexican. My mothers grandfather was the one who had us take it on as a Christmas tradition. It's a part of the culture statewide though, not just Austin.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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Loveroses, where do you get yours? Your local is my local!
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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TrainWreck had not though about that good idea though! Loveroses waiting to hear what ya got! Worse comes to worse I can live with the HEB tamales they don't have near the flavor. I guess its a Mexican thing to do it but the things are so easy to heat and serve to everyone without a lot of cooking early in the morning!
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:04 AM
 
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OAXACAN TAMALEO has the best in the area. Period. They are interior style, moist, and fabulous. They used to be on Anderson but they are out on 71 now towards Bastrop. Well worth the drive. They are much more expensive than any tex mex variety you'll find though.

Nueva Onda in South Austin has very good tamales.

If you buy from a store, get the Central Market store brand at CM. They have several varieties and they are excellent for store bought. CM also has them freshly steamed in the Chef's prepared meals section.

If you want the best tex mex ever, drive to San Antonio at 5am and get in line at Ruben's. You'll have about 50 folks in line before you waiting for them to open. Buy 5 dozen or so. They freeze very well and you can steam them from frozen anytime to reheat.
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Been to Rubens may times for them hoping something like them was up here. Guess I will have to get my friends to get me some then I will meet them to pick them up. Maybe will give Oaxacan a try also.
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