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The 8 Best Tamales In Austin

Updated: June 28, 2022

It feels like our birthday when we peel back the banana leaves on the tamales these Austin stores have gifted us with. We went on a mission and aggregated millions of diner reviews and expert articles from top sites for Austin's best tamales. Grab your friends and head to these Austin favorites for the best fried pork or chicken mole tamales outside of Mexico!

Find the perfect Tamales spot

Suerte

Mexican, $$$, East Cesar ChavezMexican, $$$Austin, East Cesar Chavez
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020
  • Thrillist, 2022

    Austin’s Best Mexican Restaurants for Cinco de Mayo and Beyond

    Thrillist, 2022

Comedor

Mexican, $$$, DowntownMexican, $$$Austin, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Satisfy your Mexican food cravings with these 3 Austin newcomers

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2014

    Where to Get Your Tex Mex and Mexican Fix at SXSW

    Eater, 2014

El Mana Authentic Mexican Food Truck

Food Truck, Upper Boggy CreekFood TruckAustin, Upper Boggy Creek
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

El Rinconcito Chapin

Latin, $$, HighlandLatin, $$Austin, Highland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Rosie's Tamale House

Mexican, $, AustinMexican, $Austin
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Find Tamales in Austin for the Holidays

    Eater, 2021

Delicious Tamales

Mexican, $$, Parker LaneMexican, $$Austin, Parker Lane
Google: 3.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Find Tamales in Austin for the Holidays

    Eater, 2021

Vixen’s Wedding

Indian, $$$, East Cesar ChavezIndian, $$$Austin, East Cesar Chavez
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Female Foodie

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    Female Foodie
  • Visit Austin, 2019

    Best Restaurants in Austin Right Now

    Visit Austin, 2019

El Sunzal Restaurant

Latin, $, HollyLatin, $Austin, Holly
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2018

    14 Great Latin American Restaurants in Austin

    Eater, 2018

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how tough it is to find the best Tamales in Austin. We analyzed 7042 Austin restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Austin restaurant reviews, and 1014 lists and articles – looking closely at what Visit Austin, Female Foodie and Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Visit Austin - Best Restaurants in Austin Right Now, Female Foodie - The 26 Best East Austin Restaurants and Eater - 14 Great Latin American Restaurants in Austin. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in Austin Tamales.

FAQ

There are 11 tamale spots in Austin.

Suerte, Comedor, and Vixen’s Wedding have outdoor seating and tamales in Austin.

Suerte, Comedor, and Vixen’s Wedding are the highest-rated vegetarian Tamale spots in Austin.

Suerte, Comedor, and Vixen’s Wedding are the highest-rated late-night spots for tamales in Austin.

Suerte, Comedor, and Vixen’s Wedding are the highest-rated upscale spots for tamales in Austin.

Fun facts about Tamales

  • Up for some tamales?

    Never get between Joey Chestnut and their tamales. Joey Chestnut holds the record for most tamales eaten in 12 minutes, an incredible 102.

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