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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” (33 reviews)
“pork” (34 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in while in Indy and got poblano and cheese, pineapple and raisin, and sweet corn tamales! Fast, affordable, clean, friendly, an amazing place!

Thank Zachary B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tamale (black bean & cheese) was very bland, even with the wonderful different salsas. Chocolate tamale was pleasant. The black bean taco was very bland. Veggie taco was very good. I had a fish taco that was excellent. For this item alone my rating...More

Thank Darlene P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were excited to visit this place. We may have come too close to closing, since the food didn't seem too fresh. The tamales were tasty, though, and an extra-large size, so you do get a lot for your money. What I couldn't stand was...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live out of town, but often go there when I go to Indy. My kids ask me to bring home tamales. I usually order the nachos with beef. They are so delicious! Then, I take home many tamales. They have a board that lists...More

Thank osuzyqz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We out of towners and first visit was a few years ago. Back then we thought it was great. Something was off this time, though. Food quality just wasn't there. The spicy pork was so spicy it wasn't edible. The chicken was really dry. We...More

Thank Lady_Tee12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop here after seeing it on diner drive in and dives. The place was extremely busy and we could not even get a seat for lunch so we ate the food in our car. The food was wonderful and you got a...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like real mexican food, Tamales especially, this is the only place you'll find the real deal. Their hand made dailly offerings sometimes run out early, supply and demand. The salsa is awesome too.

Thank oneblackdog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want great tamales, this is the place. I stop on the way home and buy 1/2 doz at a time. Heat them with husks on in cast iron skillet til toasted. Yum

Thank Janice6881
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch based on TripAdvisor review. The interior is very basic and kind of funky so our first impression was not the best. But the tamales are great. The outer corn masa was moist and the meat was generous. I had the...More

Thank Becky053
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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