5 spots to celebrate National Tamale Day here in Huntsville

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Lunch time! (Teresita’s Tamales / Facebook)

Tamale time, Huntsville! National Tamale Day is March 23, and we’re gearing up for it with a roundup of some of the Rocket City’s best.

On this list, you’ll find everything from a barbecue restaurant making tamales to a spot that’s making Tamale Tuesday a thing (we support it). Let’s dive in.

1. Teresita’s Tamales

First on our list has to be this one—tamales are in the name! Teresita’s Tamales is a local, family-owned tamale truck where you can find spectacular handmade tamales.

2. Mi delicioso Guanajuato

Mi delicioso Guanajuato is a spot for all kinds of authentic Mexican food—including tamales. They make both red and green tamales, and they’re only available on Fridays. Is anybody up for a day-late National Tamale Day celebration?

3. La Esquina Cocina

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Who’s ready for Tamale Tuesday? (La Esquina Cocina / Facebook)

Step aside, Taco Tuesday—Tamale Tuesday is here. La Esquina Cocina serves up Tamales de Rajas and Tamales de Pollo, and they’re always homemade. National Tamale Day doesn’t fall on a Tuesday this year, but that’s not keeping up from celebrating Tamale Tuesday.

4. Ted’s BBQ

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It makes sense, really. (Ted’s Bar-B-Q Five Points / Facebook)

Didn’t see that coming, did you? Ted’s Bar-B-Q ingeniously uses their famous barbecue to craft some seriously spicy tamales made fresh daily with homemade masa.

5. El Palomino Taqueria

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Tamales galore. (El Palomino #2 / Facebook)

Tucked in the corner of a shopping center on Jordan Lane, you’ll find authentic Mexican food. El Palomino’s homemade tamales are rumored to be some of the best in town—plus, they’re a steal.

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Sarah Gronberg
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