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Hot Tamale

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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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34 Market St, Potsdam, NY 13676-1747
+1 315-265-5555
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Malone, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Excellent food in a subway style restaurant where you see it, order it, pick what you'd like on it, watch them make it and pay the bill. Inside eating or take it with you. The salsa is homemade. For mexican food this is the best!

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Thank FiveinthefamilyNY
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Pretty decent Mexican food... You'd wish they'd replace Chipotle all over USA. I particularly liked their beef burrito bowls.

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Thank Andy S
Potsdam, New York
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This place is a hidden treasure. The taco truck feel in a sit down eatery. Fresh ingredients, made to order, with a great crew behind the counter.

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Thank Emily A
Potsdam, New York
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

I love their food, but for me the prices just keep getting higher and higher and $12 for lunch is too much.

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Thank Denise L
Hartford, New York
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We were hungry, we ordered, we ate. A couple of burrito's, some tacos, and drinks and everyone left happy. The place was pretty busy so that's a good sign. When we are back in Potsdam we would not hesitate to eat here again.

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Thank OswegoMatt
Potsdam, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped at hot tamale to get dinner with my husband. He got steak tacos and I got a cheese quesadilla. Both meals were excellent. You see the employees build your meal in front of you, with lots of yummy options for toppings. Can't wait to try more off their menu!

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Thank akkeb02
Potsdam, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

I will never go back into any of the hot tamale restaurants. In the Potsdam location, I stopped in for a burrito. I asked to have a little bit of everything except for the few things I didn't want. The older women making the burrito cursed at me and stated how they need to charge extra for that but don't.... More 

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Thank foodcritic4lifexxx
Potsdam, New York
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160 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

There's a lot to like here, despite the cafeteria/College hangout feeling to the place. The 'build a burrito' bar is awesome, with a wide range of toppings that are given abundantly. This is an excellent option for takeout - big portions and tasty food.

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Thank Thomas M
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

A reasonable place to get some fast Mex food. Fits well with the college vibe of Potsdam. Set up in a Chipotle style line. Nice to support a local business and def better than Taco Bell.

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Thank Wayne M
Potsdam, New York
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370 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

We stopped in during Summer Fest and enjoyed a steak quesadilla and a chicken burrito bowl. Both were made as desired and both had a good mix of fresh ingredients and chew. They have enjoy sauces and salsas to hit any desired palate, and the hot options can get quite spicy warm! They have a varied and large menu so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Market St, Potsdam, NY 13676-1747
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  St. Lawrence County  >  Potsdam
  • Phone Number: +1 315-265-5555

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