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The 10 Best Tamales in Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Craving Seattle’s tastiest tamales? These are our go-to spots for perfectly steamed flavor-packed tamales. Don’t take our word for it - we analyzed millions of reviews from top sites and these are the best Seattle stores for tamales. With vegan raja tamales and spicy beef or pulled pork tamales, you will be spoiled for choice at these great Seattle venues.

Find the perfect Tamales spot

La Carta de Oaxaca

Mexican, Latin, Seattle, BallardMexican, LatinSeattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare, 2020

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    Foursquare, 2020

Fonda La Catrina

Mexican, American, Seattle, GeorgetownMexican, AmericanSeattle, Georgetown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Tamales in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020

La Cocina Oaxaquena

Mexican, Latin, Seattle, Capitol HillMexican, LatinSeattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation, 2018

    The Best Sit-Down Mexican Restaurants

    Infatuation, 2018

Gracia

Mexican, Latin, $13 avg. main dish, Seattle, BallardMexican, Latin, $13 avg. main dishSeattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation, 2018

    The Best Sit-Down Mexican Restaurants

    Infatuation, 2018
  • Eater, 2020

    16 of the Best Tacos in Seattle

    Eater, 2020

Carnitas Michoacan

Mexican, Seattle, North Beacon HillMexicanSeattle, North Beacon Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    16 of the Best Tacos in Seattle

    Eater, 2020

Villa Escondida

Mexican, Latin, $10 avg. main dish, Seattle, BelltownMexican, Latin, $10 avg. main dishSeattle, Belltown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Tamales in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020

Rancho Bravo Tacos

Mexican, $8 avg. main dish, Seattle, Capitol HillMexican, $8 avg. main dishSeattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Tamales in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020

Sal Y Limon

Mexican, Latin, Seattle, UptownMexican, LatinSeattle, Uptown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2019

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    Infatuation, 2019

San Fernando Roasted Chicken

Latin, American, Seattle, Jackson PlaceLatin, AmericanSeattle, Jackson Place
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation, 2018

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    Infatuation, 2018
  • SeattleMet, 2019

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    SeattleMet, 2019

Mezcaleria Oaxaca

Mexican, Latin, Seattle, West Queen AnneMexican, LatinSeattle, West Queen Anne
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Tamales craving shouldn't be a full-time job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 4854 spots across Seattle, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1116 lists and articles from the likes of Seattle Magazine, Eater and SeattleMet – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Seattle Magazine - The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle, Eater - 13 of Seattle's Most Marvelous Mexican Restaurants and SeattleMet - 18 Mexican Restaurants to Know and Love to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

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