More specifically looking for "exceptional" tamales in eastern IE (Pomona, Ontario, La Verne, Chino etc.,). We have such good antojitos available that there must be great tamales in our area!
It's getting to be that time of year when tamale threads will be popping up, just thought a bit of preemptive recon for my area would be in order. Used to buy them in front of my local market in SGV, pretty good but inconsistant. My favorite tamale is usually chile & queso, but really soft puddingy(?) elote tamales are phenomenal when made right. Remember when we bought great tamales from tiny drive-thru ex one hour photo boothes in the middle of parking lots? Remember when we took photos with film? Remember the dinosaurs? Geez I'm old!