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Tamal and Champurrado from Catering 3 Marias, Salinas

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Tamal and Champurrado from Catering 3 Marias, Salinas

Melanie Wong | Aug 9, 2005 10:27 PM

In the never-ending search for good tamales, I slowed down and pulled over when I spotted the Catering 3 Marias cart parked on the sidewalk next to the Walgreens on N. Sanborn Road today. It offers tamales (pork, chicken, cheese/chili), elotes, and champurrado from 4:30pm to 9:30pm.

I took home a small champurrado ($1.50) and a pork tamal ($1) to sample. Both were okay, but just average. The champurrado was rather bland, needing more sugar and chocolate. The masa of the tamal was well-worked with lard for flavor and smooth texyure, but the medium-spicy filling was sparse.

The hunt continues.

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