Welcome to downtown St. Paul, La Loma!
I go quite often to the Midtown Global Market for tamales from this place. Now I have a spot a whole lot closer that I can go to for lunch!
They are located in Town Square, tucked in a little corner across from the Hilton Garden Inn. The long, long lines from the June opening days are finally disappating, but they are still doing a brisk business so I expect them to be around for awhile. It's a cafeteria line - and it goes pretty fast. There is common seating nearby. Parks are a few blocks away in either direction.
My favorite is their sweet corn tamale. Creamy, fresh, with tender corn pieces, sprinked with a little cilantro (yes, they have fresh cilantro as a condiment) and topped with their pico de gallo or their medium green salsa (which is hot in my little scand world). Second favorite is Pastor Taco Salad. I haven't been brave enought to try their burrito, but I've watched them make it for others - it's huge!!!
I am very thankful. :)