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Calle Diego de Mazariegos 28 B | Diego de Mazariegos No. 28 B Col. Centro. San Critobal de Las Casas Chiapas C.P. 29290, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
+52 967 631 6115
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place here is not so nice and the service is quite average, getting tamales in plastic plates covered in plastic bag. But the food is good. Especially sweet tamales are worth the try!

Thank David L
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresco, rico y amable. Probara los tamales con coco :) Fresh and very good Tamales. The best I had since Guadalajara.

Thank Guera12
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Freshly rolled tamales, pork, chicken, spicy, not. We had six, simply prepared, waters and the bill was under five dollars. Efficient service and real local vibration. We were stuffed like the tamales!

Thank Roy N
Cebu City
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I'm just a hick from the sticks...Who knew there are so many different kinds of tamales? My wife and I got 4 different varieties and loved every one. The restaurant is clean and the service fast and friendly. And prices? If you can't afford to eat here you might try the Mercado but I doubt it's any cheaper there. Dona... More 

Thank Hoz H
Toledo, Ohio
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

These are the best tamales and salsas around! They're always fresh and inexpensive. The servers are all friendly, especially Ana. I particularly like the rajas (mild pepper strips, inside the tamales) - the red, green, with cheese and Mexico - ALL of them! I also like mole and bola. The salsas they serve, to put on top, are delicious! We... More 

Thank Susana D
Branson, Missouri
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

Passing by we decided to give it a try. the tamales were quite tasty and the atmophere quite nice. Ok for a quick lunch.

Thank Ricky B
Lorn, Australia
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

I was recommended this place by a local & must say the Tomales are delicious! I tried 3 different ones during my stay here with my favourite probably being the Mole with lashings of salsa verde & salsa picante - I like the spicy & sweet combo :) they are only 12pesos ($1) each, lovingly handmade by 2 really nice... More 

Thank Laura C
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

Dona Ame isn't open all day which is totally understandable knowing how labor intensive making handmade tamales can be. They make both banana leaf and corn husk varieties, and I've always been partial to the tamales steamed in corn husks, so I surprised even myself when I ordered two wrapped in banana leafs: a chicken mole and a dried shrimp... More 

Thank washwestcc
Paris, Texas
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62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

I love the Atole and the tamales. The little restaurant is clean and very reasonable. The Atole is my favorite. It is hard to find Atole served anywhere in Mexico now.

Thank Nancy H
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185 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

A must to savor the delicacy of Tamales. There are so many varieties, savory and piquant as well as sweet

Thank pedidocTx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Cash Only, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Diego de Mazariegos 28 B | Diego de Mazariegos No. 28 B Col. Centro. San Critobal de Las Casas Chiapas C.P. 29290, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Phone Number: +52 967 631 6115

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?