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The Tamale Place

) #9 of 1,881 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” (282 reviews)
“pork” (31 reviews)
“torta” (23 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
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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
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Fun quick stop with excellent food. Tamales were awesome and the salsa was delicious. Worth a stop if your near the airport.

Thank drjason75
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Sooooo good. I get cravings for the chicken verde torta all of the time!! Chips and salsa are also awesome.

Thank Andrea E
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Looked for a place to grab a quick good meal before leaving Indianapolis and this was a great pick! Friendly service who greets everyone who walks in, good description of the menu, personal recommendations, and some delicious tamales!!

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Fresh and delicious, there is a specials board telling you how many of each tamale is left. The beef in red sauce is wonderful! Also liked the spicy chicken Chipolte tamale and taco.

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I had never had a tamale before and I don't know why. They were amazing! Cooked perfectly(according to my daughter who has had the before) and delicious!

Thank carmenwalsh1970
Reviewed 1 August 2016

If it wasn't for Diner's, Drive-Ins & Dives, I would never have found this place. It is a "hole in the wall", but the food was definetly worth the visit. I have to admit that I will order tamales if there is nothing else. It...More

Thank TripleDRoadTripper
Reviewed 29 July 2016

On our way from Illinois to Ohio we made a detour off our route to find this delious resturant. I had seen it on the Food channel show Diners,Drive Inns and Dives. It did not disappoint me! The staff was very friendly and helpful also....More

Thank _kmgrocer
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Lots of choices of BIG tamales. Check out the monitor for current availability. I had chosen what I wanted and it wasn't available. One vegetarian tamale and a side of 1/2 black beans 1/2 rice was more than enough food. My friend got some chips...More

Thank ricefamily5
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We ate a late lunch here after flying from New York to Indianapolis in the morning. We were there after the lunch rush; they had sold out of some of the tamales, but there was a board listing which tamales were still available. The tamale...More

Thank macatw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
Breakfast, 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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