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Old 12-21-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Unless they've improved Rudy's aren't very good. Don's Molino's were better (sadly closed now) back when one of the TV stations held a contest for best BBQ and best tamales. That was several years ago. Rudy's was rated #1. Rudy's has been in business since the late 60 or early 70's at least. Knew the folks. During the time of the contest Reuben's was likely still the best and Don's Molino would have been my 2nd choice. I remember when Goas factory was on Culebra near I-10 they were a big player. Haven't tried Tellez yet. I think we've waited too late this year.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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Unless they've improved Rudy's aren't very good. Don's Molino's were better (sadly closed now) back when one of the TV stations held a contest for best BBQ and best tamales. That was several years ago. Rudy's was rated #1. Rudy's has been in business since the late 60 or early 70's at least. Knew the folks. During the time of the contest Reuben's was likely still the best and Don's Molino would have been my 2nd choice. I remember when Goas factory was on Culebra near I-10 they were a big player. Haven't tried Tellez yet. I think we've waited too late this year.
Has anyone tried B&B tamales on W.Mayfield just before Sommerset Rd.?I thught I,d never find anything as closr to my mom's(RIP).Of course its too late now for Cristmas but u might get luckey for New Years
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:31 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Has anyone tried B&B tamales on W.Mayfield just before Sommerset Rd.?I thught I,d never find anything as closr to my mom's(RIP).Of course its too late now for Cristmas but u might get luckey for New Years
Yeah, we just did. They're just a few houses down from a great machinist and the best Chevy mechanic on the planet. Wife called them this morning and they were on a first come first serve basis. She hurried over and picked us up a few dozen. They're half decent taste wise. Consistency lacking, some mostly masa and sparse meat which is pretty common. I sampled about 3 and that's my report. Choices are limited this late in the game.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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OK I bought some HEB tamales. They were well constructed and a great value. They lacked flavor and taste. It probably made them healthier. Thanks HEB!
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Boerne
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The HEB pork tamales I tried were ok a little too salty.(just like most of their precooked meats) they are a definite improvement over those nasty chef made Central Market things they call tamales, gag. I am sorry to see several people criticize the Delicious brand tamales I always thought they were the best tamale co. in SA. There was another good tamale house I think the name was Reyes on the corner of Wilson and Cincinnati, don't know if they are still around I don't get over that way anymore. I live in Boerne now and the gringo's up here like the tamales from Mi Casa Tamale at Fair Oaks and IH 10 but they are not my cup of tea, big ole fat things pretty expensive and not much flavor. There is a big place over by Edgewood High school that people brag about, Tellez,( I think that's Cupples rd) but they don't get my vote either. Tamales are best when they are fresh and hot never as good when you have to reheat them, but I'm going to tell you something I discovered many years ago when you heat your tamales on a bbq grill it is a whole different dining experiencing. Leave them in the shucks when the shuck gets dry and maybe even a slight bit chard unwrap them and eat them dipping them in some homemade salsa, I like to make a really thick rich sauce using sauteed onions bell peppers canned whole tomatoes and spices cook it down till it's thick. Try it next time you have a few left over you can heat them in the oven also and they are nearly as good.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:28 AM
 
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The HEB pork tamales I tried were ok a little too salty.(just like most of their precooked meats) they are a definite improvement over those nasty chef made Central Market things they call tamales, gag. I am sorry to see several people criticize the Delicious brand tamales I always thought they were the best tamale co. in SA. There was another good tamale house I think the name was Reyes on the corner of Wilson and Cincinnati, don't know if they are still around I don't get over that way anymore. I live in Boerne now and the gringo's up here like the tamales from Mi Casa Tamale at Fair Oaks and IH 10 but they are not my cup of tea, big ole fat things pretty expensive and not much flavor. There is a big place over by Edgewood High school that people brag about, Tellez,( I think that's Cupples rd) but they don't get my vote either. Tamales are best when they are fresh and hot never as good when you have to reheat them, but I'm going to tell you something I discovered many years ago when you heat your tamales on a bbq grill it is a whole different dining experiencing. Leave them in the shucks when the shuck gets dry and maybe even a slight bit chard unwrap them and eat them dipping them in some homemade salsa, I like to make a really thick rich sauce using sauteed onions bell peppers canned whole tomatoes and spices cook it down till it's thick. Try it next time you have a few left over you can heat them in the oven also and they are nearly as good.
I disagree about Tellez, they are my favorite in the city. Delicious tamales are horrible. I can't get over the grease and gristle in their tamales. I do agree that tamales roasted in the oven to be reheated are great. Love em that way.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I disagree about Tellez, they are my favorite in the city. Delicious tamales are horrible. I can't get over the grease and gristle in their tamales. I do agree that tamales roasted in the oven to be reheated are great. Love em that way.

My only gripe about Tellez is I had to wait 2.5 hours this year despite arriving at 5:30am. We'd all shuffle along and then they'd announce they're out, we'd sit down, and then repeat. You can't get any fresher than the moment they've come out, but I hope they manage to plan things a bit better next year.

Picked up a quart of menudo too, it was absolute heaven!
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I HONESTLY have NO idea where in Selma our daughter brings us tamales from....but I can CONFIRM you ahve NEVER had anything as good in the way of a tamales....WILL call her and ask...she works nights.....
I do know that the little place is a converted house and caught fire this year (she and friend were there when it happened)...so if you know the place I speak of, PLEASE share info!!!! LIGHT, FLUFFY, NOT FATTY, OMG FABULOUS!!!!!!
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