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Roosevelt Tamale Parlor


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Roosevelt Tamale Parlor

Bigfiddle | | Sep 15, 2006 06:31 AM

Update: After new owners re-opened the restaurant several months ago I went back for lunch today to see how it has settled in.
They have added a daily special, soup and desserts since we were there. Everything is house made, well prepared, not greasy and delicious.
The tamales are amazing..only remembering tamales from the original restaurant which were not special, we decided to order them today. The pork and beef tamales were both outstanding, made with organic stone ground corn, tender chunks of meat and a perfect red mole sauce. They are served with a fresh chopped cabbage salad.
I also ordered the chicken soup which was also very different from typical Mission restaurants. The first thing I noticed was there were no bones to deal with but a clean, clear broth with shredded chicken, carrot, zucchini and red bell pepper slices with a piece of tender cabbage. It is served with lime, chopped onion and celantro on the side with house made tortillas. The chips are served warm with a nice salsa.
The special today was boneless chicken with tomatillo cream sauce served with rice and pinto or black beans. There are many vegetarian choices as well.
We were very happy with the new restaurant, the food and manager Cesar Morales' gracious manner and pride in the food served.
If anyone is interested in experiencing delicious Cal/Mex food beautifully prepared, then I can recommend RTP.

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