I've bought tamales a couple of times from a lady who used to come by my old apartment complex, and once by a guy who was selling them at the Scoot.
The former were awesome. The latter were a pretty greasy, gnarly experience. Not the best.
Where's a good tamale place? I'm of course into recommendations of good mexican restaurants that have tamales on the menu, but I'd rather find a little tamale take out joint.