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Tamales Don Tere - Closed

14447 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77083


  • Sun-Mon, Wed-Sat 8am-8pm
  • $
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
They cost a dollar apiece, which may seem expensive -- but the tamales at Doña Tere Tamales aren't your average Tex-Mex version. These are Mexico City-style tamales, and each one is three to four times bigger than the kind we're used to. Chicken with mole and pork with green chile are the best fillings, but sweet tamales with raisins are also popular. If you're eating them for breakfast, bring your own coffee.

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