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Old 12-12-2012, 08:11 AM
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Since the OP has gotten a few answers to the original question, this brings up an interesting tangent. If you think HEB's tamales are good, where does one go to get very good or excellent tamales in town?

I'm asking because I've only ever gotten tamales from HEB. I had never in my life had tamales before those, so I have no point of reference on what's better.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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I have always thought HEB's tamales were very good but I am in the same position as Bo. I have never bought them at any other store.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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I've yet to encounter any really GOOD ones in San Antonio, doesn't seem to be a very popular food around here.

You generally need to find a cash operation out of the back of a trailerhouse for GOOD tamales.

I'm not super fond of the Delicious ones but extended family and guests have LOVED them. To each his own.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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Anyone tried Mi Casa Tamales out by Leon Springs? Thoughts?
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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The best are from Tellez and Reuben's, in that order, period.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Any place in town to get tamales with SHREDDED meat filling, not ground? When visiting my husband's family in Mexico, we always enjoyed red (pork with red chile) and green (chicken with tomatillo) tamales. But here, it's all ground.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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Didn't you people go to the Tamale Festival at Pearl this past Dec. 1st? What's wrong with you?

Tamales at Pearl : San Antonio, Texas
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:55 PM
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Tellez are the best I had in SA, followed by Ruben's. Order early. And if you can find a friend of a friend whose Tias y Abuelas are selling them for the holidays, that's your best bet. Nothing beats the ones made in the kitchen filled with all the love and tradition.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:31 PM
 
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Last week I tried La Pupusa y Mas on Nacogdoches. The puerco tamal knocked my socks off. I've got a serious craving going on now. Can't wait to go back.
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