i stopped by the tamale lady in redwood city. she sits outside the mercadito latino (across street from BevMo 1745 el camino) with a cart and cooler full of tamales
i got two chicken tamales for $1 total. they are the central american kind of tamales and made a perfect snack for my drive from san francisco to sunnyvale. the masa is very creamy and smooth. i like these tamales but if i had to point one thing out it is that the masa is very thick and there isn't a lot of chicken, but for 50 cents its a great snack.
then, based on the pollo tip from this board, i went to Michoacan Market to get a chicken. thanks for the tip!