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The 10 Best Tamales Near San Jose

Updated: October 10, 2022

Craving San Jose’s tastiest tamales? These are our go-to spots for perfectly steamed flavor-packed tamales. To find the tastiest tamales in San Jose we waded through millions of reviews and cross-checked leading food publications and blogs. If you find yourself debating between tamales verde or tamales rojo we recommend saving time and having both you won’t regret it!

Find the perfect Tamales spot

Adelita's Taqueria & Bar

Mexican, $, San JoseMexican, $San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Habana Cuba

Cuban, $$, San JoseCuban, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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The Tamale Factory

Mexican, $, San JoseMexican, $San Jose, Alum Rock-East Foothills
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
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Los Dubons Restaurant

Latin, $, San JoseLatin, $San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 4.5

Mezcal

Mexican, $$, San JoseMexican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Olla Cocina

Mexican, $$, San JoseMexican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Mexican, $$, San JoseMexican, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

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El Amigo Burrito

Mexican, $$, Santa ClaraMexican, $$Santa Clara
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Lupita's Taqueria

Mexican, Santa ClaraMexicanSanta Clara
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Pupuseria Los Dubon

Latin, $, CampbellLatin, $Campbell, White Oak
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best Tamales spots in San Jose can take way too long. We pored over ratings for 26488 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in San Jose and 2325 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Find Me Gluten Free, bayarea.com and Eater had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. Don’t bother looking for Find Me Gluten Free - Gluten Free Breakfast Places in San Jose, bayarea.com - The 6 Best Places To Grab A Bite To Eat In East San Jose and Eater - Where to Eat Near Levi's Stadiumwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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