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The Tamale Place

5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
+1 317-248-9771
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (302 reviews)
“taco” (31 reviews)
“pork” (34 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The green tomato pork Tamale is probably the best Tamale I've ever eaten!!! Would be a 5 star but the chips were just too crunchy.

Thank pkcapkleslie
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Although I'm accustomed to more of the East LA variety of tamale these were delicious. I have never had the banana leaf wrapped ones before and couldn't quite adjust to the flavor the leafs put in the masa. They're nice sized and the meat was...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Can't find a flaw with this place and so many favorites to have. My two dessert favorites are chocolate and apple raisin tamales!!!! Get there early because they have limited quality (check their board when you get in) and enjoy!!!!

1  Thank Rae Ann P
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Learned about this place from TV, but so glad I tried it. Was here about 2 pm and they did not have all the varieties of tamales on the menu board. Not sure if they don't make them all every day, or if they were...More

Thank KaneoheBoy
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

When we visi Indianapolis, we always stop here - at least twice per year. The many kinds of authentic tamales are all so good. We prefer the mild ones and my favorite us the chicken with green sauce. My husband likes the pork. Because these...More

Thank GlutenfreeCeliacat
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The aptly named Tamale Place doesn't disappoint. If you have a desire to eat some of the best tamales in Indiana, then you will do just that. They have a sign that has accurate counts of every tamale left standing when you walk in. For...More

Thank richard m
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The food is great. The impatience of the staff is ridiculous. Yes, it was some younger females aka maybe 20s They simply don't want to help you order.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I'll be back... soon! We were trying to go to another Triple-D restaurant, and the one we had planned on was closed for the day, so we decided to go with our second choice. It will be our first choice next time through town! We...More

Thank Jocelyn T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A group of friends and I arrived in Indianapolis and found this place close to our hotel. It's not a typical sit-down restaurant--you order at the counter. The staff behind the counter were friendly and happy to explain the food to us. A screen over...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Made it a point to stop at this DDD place on our drive back to Chicago. It's definitely worth seeking out. The board by the order counter lets you know what tamales are still available. We got to enjoy several of them and they were...More

Thank brs59
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-248-9771
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