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Tamale Boy

1764 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211-4842
+1 503-206-8022
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (44 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
1764 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211-4842
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Score yet another one for TripAdvisor to steer me in the right direction. This visit, my wife, and son and I all had the Tamale Nortenos, with cooked pork in a green tomatillo sauce; and a side of chips and salsa. The nortenos are a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JAMartin66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I opted for the healthier lunch choice of salad but with all the yummy toppings! The pork was very tasty and the salad portions were very generous. Slightly on the expensive side but would definitely stop in again for lunch.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Friends have been telling me about this place for months. I should've listened to them sooner! I ordered the cochinita pibil tamale (wrapped in a banana leaf as all good tamales should be) and was surprised at how huge it was. Well worth the money....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Enat3
Reviewed 17 September 2018

All items on the menu are made fresh and come from authentic family recipes. I had fish tacos and they were delicious! The portions are very generous and you will leave feeling satisfied!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here after arriving late in the day to Portland. The ordering process took quite a long time but once through the food was worth the wait. The seating is quite laid back and you don’t get table service but the food is sooo tasty....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lwa3
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The setup is similar to Chipotle, but the food was bland. Very limited seating at the airport. On the bright side, it has a nice atmosphere and the people are friendly enough. Overall, a thoroughly forgettable experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mxbailey
Reviewed 11 August 2018

I visit the Russell Street branch (attached to the LaBrewtory) and enjoy the heck out of these two places. Tamale Boy has a variety of options for food, and so far, I've not found anything that I didn't enjoy. The Tamales are fantastic (Tikka and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andy F
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Tamale Boy on a very busy Thursday evening. The atmosphere was great, with families, kids and dogs all enjoying the late afternoon sun. However, all three of the dishes that we tried were a bit short of spice and bite; okay, no more.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SchalkNZ
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We enjoyed the casual dining and great tamales at Tamale Boy. The food, service, and outdoor seating were all delightful.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dyanne2014
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by our AirBNB host. They were right. They food and service was very good. I got two of the tamales, one wrapped in banana leaves and one wrapped in corn husk. I preferred the flavor of the corn husk,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank travelerkent
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1764 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211-4842
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-206-8022
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