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Tamale King

€€ - €€€Mexican,
15405 E State Highway 29, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609-4414
+1 512-793-2677
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good32%
  • Average26%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (32 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
15405 E State Highway 29, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609-4414
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had written a review awhile back but after just eating there I had to amend my comments. Oh my...it was so bad tonite that will never go back even though we live close by. Husband had #2 I had #11 after trying a few...More

Thank TXGal1969
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Food was good and margaritas were great. Service was OK. Very laid back place near Lake Buchanan. No wait.

Thank David E
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Fairly new to this area and looking for a good Tex-Mex joint. Was really disappointed in the quality of the food. Better tamales to be had at Horseshoe Bay's little market.

Thank duffyg48
Reviewed 10 July 2017

They don't take reservations for credit cards, so be aware before you go. There's usually a wait to get in but it's well worth it. Service can be slow but it is the best Tex-Mex in the Hill Country.

Thank Jimmers2014
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The very best tequila martinis ever! Very busy place so plan on waiting 20 to 30 minutes to be seated. Excellent Mexican food. I do have to admit they have some difficulty with preparing some of their fish dishes? They tend to overcook the salmon,and...More

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I normally get a half order of the Chittum Boy's Taco's (3 beef Taco's). They are always good and are served with rice and beans (ask for the buracha beans instead on the refried). They also have a hotter sauce served with chips but you...More

Thank Incommuicado
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Waited over an hour for our food, we finally left.... We've been before this trip, food was ok, service was still lacking then though.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Their beef fajitas are very good and their Mexican martini is worth driving for! I'm usually quite happy with my meals here. They have very good chips and salsa and the service is good.

Thank Reenerbeener
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We just had lunch at the Tamale King on our way to Tow, TX. We both had the pork tamales (we planned on the tamales, the waiter recommended pork over beef). Chips and salsa were great—a tomato based sauce of a kind which I like...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were passing through on our way to Llano after dark and decided to stop for a quick bite. Taco Bell is better. I think they are more a cantina than restaurant.

Thank piddlingrandpa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15405 E State Highway 29, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609-4414
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Buchanan Dam
  • Phone Number: +1 512-793-2677
  • E-mail
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