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Hot Tamales!

Zatan | Aug 16, 2009 05:08 PM

Today went to La Favorita market, based on posts from CH, looking for good tortillas (Cinco de Mayo). They had those indeed, and also some cheese for my grilled corn, and locally made crema, and when checking out I noticed a basket by the register with a towel over the top. I asked what was inside, and was told "tamales, with chicken". Homemade. Ok, give me a couple. Now, I have not lived on the West Coast, and have not traveled to Mexico, but I've always liked tamales and lamented the lack of them around here. I've tried them where I could find them locally, and thought they were ok. But.....

These were the most delicious tamales I have ever eaten, no question. We (five of us) devoured them in a matter of seconds it seemed and I cannot wait to get back there for more.

So, if you like tamales, I can recommend them. Again, no points on how they compare to the ones closer to "home" but really really great. Wow. My praise is not at all exaggerated by the lovely margaritas that accompanies dinner, I swear it!

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