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Alamo Tamale & Taco

2310 Navigation
Houston, TX 77003
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Alamo Tamale & Taco

Photo by Daniel Kramer


  • Sun, Sat 6am-1pm, Mon-Fri 5am-1pm
  • $
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Delivery, Order Online, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
A Houston institution since 1960, Alamo Tamale has not just branched out into several different locations around the city, but can be had from anywhere in the country. Yep, you can order their tamales online and they'll second-day-air them to you anywhere in the continental United States. The tamales are still made according to old family recipes, and hand-wrapped before shipping. The Tamale Factories themselves offer only take-out and delivery.

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