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The Tamale Place

) #6 of 1,893 Restaurants in Indianapolis Mexican, , Fast food
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
+1 317-248-9771
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (291 reviews)
“pork” (32 reviews)
“torta” (24 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I had heard so many positive comments about the Tamale Place, I drove all the way from Bloomington to give it a try. Really delicious tamales and rice, but the salsa is definitely heavy with cilantro. A little on the pricey side, but the tamales...More

1  Thank Leigh B
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this place and what a treat. The best tamales ever! The spicy chicken was spicy and tasty and wrapped in a banana leaf. The chipolte beef was tasty and my daughter inhaled her pork in green sauce. The quanities of each type of...More

1  Thank Zvillemommy
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Love the nachos and the tortas. But nothing makes my freezer and me happier than a large bag of tamals to eat after work or on an evening when we don't want to cook.

1  Thank IndySig
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Not in a nice area, but just like their motto says - the good stuff is on the inside! Great tamales. Staff is surprisingly friendly.

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Small restaurant and not very fancy but the tamales are to die for! You walk up to the order counter and there is a monitor on the right which will tell you what kind of tamales they have and how many of each are left....More

1  Thank bandido63
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

If you want authentic Mexican tamales this is the place, pork, chicken and beef with red or green sauce mild or spicy, but there is a lot more than tamales, the steak chicken or chorizo nachos are the absolute best you can find anywhere, and...More

Thank IndyLa
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here. The tacos were exceptional. Not the best tamale I have ever had but pretty darn good.

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 23 August 2016

great selection, delicious food all in a strip mall. Really fresh, really good and really quick. Everything was good. Great Guac.

Thank John C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Came here as out of towners based on positive reviews on Tripadvisor and Yelp. We were very underwhelmed by the food. Very bare bones inside, all food is served in take out containers even if you are dining in - made for a lot of...More

Thank PrestonBear
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We looked up restaurants in the area and saw where Guy Fieri had featured The Tamale Place in Indy. Our crew loved this place!! The photo isn't a full side order of chips/queso or rice. We had leftovers. We had a fantastic, flavorful lunch for...More

Thank JW2015-16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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