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!
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.
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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