El Paso has a lot of great authentic Mexican food traditions; we enjoy a good bowl of menudo pretty much any day of the week. On Easter, we have capirotada and in Christmas season we bust out the tamales.
What is it about that delicious masa that holds all of those amazing fillings, lovingly wrapped in a corn hust and then steamed to perfection? I don’t know.. but us El Pasoans are absolutely in love with it. So much, that every Walmart parking lot has a dedicated tamal lady (sometimes several) waiting to sell you a dozen for $10.
Aside from the tamal lady, we also have a variety of local establishments to choose from. We surveyed more than 600 El Pasoans to find the best of the best in our city when it comes to tamales. Here you have it, the best places to get tamales in El Paso.
1. Doña Lupita Tamales
Address: 13431 Montana Ave, El Paso, TX 79938
2. Tamales Lupita
Address: 6860 Doniphan Dr # B, Canutillo, TX 79835
3.Gussie’s Tamales & Bakery
4. Pepe’s Tamales
Address: 9530 Viscount Blvd #1F, El Paso, TX 79925
5. La Tapatia Inc.
Address: 8941 Old County Dr, El Paso, TX 79907