In town for a few weeks again and, as always, I'm enjoying schlepping around and finding early-morning tamales around the Huntington Beach-Santa Ana area.
I realized I first made a query on this topic a full seven years ago here on this board, then again four years ago. Since those posts, I've been going to a few different places (El Gallo Giro, etc.).
Unfortunately, I'm finding El Gallo Giro's tamales to be sub par lately (or perhaps just unpredictable). I went to Sarinana's Tamale Factory this morning too. It was quite good (and they had rajas con queso, which I love).
But I'm sure there are other good gems out there that are serving great tamales. Where are your favorites, anywhere between HB and Santa Ana?
981 Iowa Ave Ste A, Riverside, CA 92507
El Gallo Restaurant
4421 Las Posas Rd Ste C, Camarillo, CA 93010