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Worst tamale of my life


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Worst tamale of my life

Ezra | May 23, 2005 03:14 PM

Not sure if anyone has stopped in the serious hole-in-wall called Pandelis Bakery (I think I have the name right) on Market St. in Watertown. I was driving by today at lunchtime, and saw a handwritten sign for "Tamales". I guess I've started thinking that the cruddier the establishment, the better the food (they're unconcerned with looks! they're too busy concentrating on the food!). This place is the exception to that rule.

They offer pork and chicken tamales, I tried a chicken. Everything was going well until I actually took a bite: soggy, lukewarm, and BONES! Please someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm assuming leaving bones in is not authentic, since I had the best tamales of my life in Mexico, and they were edible from end to end.

This place has such a small selection of sorry-looking pastries in its cases, I wonder if it's a front of some kind? (maybe they secretly sell well-prepared food in the basement to customers who know the secret password...)

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