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Progresso Tamale Parlor

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230 3rd St, Hollister, CA 95023-3920
+1 831-637-3278
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 20:30
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Santa Rosa, California
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I had the chicken tamales - nice, soft dough and lots of meat. emjoyed having the option of regular pintos instead of the ubiquitous retried beans. Ample portions.

Thank Marigoldmunchkin
California, USA
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We've been going to Progresso for nearly 40 years. We've always found it enjoyable. Nothing fancy, but good food.

Thank Jeannie R
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I have had their tamales since I was a kid. Traditional Mexican food. Nothing spectacular but it's filling. Wish they would stay open later, they close early, around 8-8:30 pm so get there early.

Thank garliccity
San Mateo
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187 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch. It is a Casual place. Food is tasty and well presented. Fir dessert I tried their flan. It was different - sort of more dense - which I really liked.

Thank Fulldistance
Hollister, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Last time I went to Progreso's (a few years ago), it was so bad, I swore to never go again. However, my daughter wanted to try it out so I gave it one more chance. I already knew that they used the cheapest ingredients for the food and we'd probably be served by teenagers, so I ordered the tamales thinking... More 

Thank Amy A
Depoe Bay, Oregon
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

The food overall was just okay, as was the service. The dinner salad was bagged lettuce and tired. I guess they are know for the tamales, which were good but nothing to rave over. Pretty sure I would not return.

Thank Pamela H
Hollister, California
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58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Old restaurant located in a classic building in downtown. The food is awesome and we enjoy the service from Lilly. She is very attentive as we visit frequently.

Thank FreqTraveler831
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Authentic, tasty, great tortilla soup, YUMMY flour tortilla chips, excellent salsa, smooth margaritas! Every time I come, I order the Burritos Rancheros. I'm hooked on them!

Thank MissKris555
Hollister, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Progresso's! A local Hollister institution for years. I have been eating there since I was a kid (and yes thats a long time ago). We absolutely love their Chile Verde- We know everyone has their own idea of what perfect Chile Verde should be and this is ours. It is tasty and the portions are huge. We don't stray much... More 

Thank BandMK6356
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

This place is no authentic mexican food restaurant! We had chile rellenos and turned out it was more of a huevo relleno with some awful yellow cheese! The food is bland. The chile verde has no chile verde! Sodas taste like baking soda! This is a disgrace to mexican food! Taco bell is more mexican then this and thats saying... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 3rd St, Hollister, CA 95023-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hollister
  • Phone Number: +1 831-637-3278

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