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The Tamale Place

5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
+1 317-248-9771
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (308 reviews)
“taco” (34 reviews)
“pork” (34 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are in Indianapolis for a business expo. I searched Trip Advisor for Top Restaurants and bam, under the “Cheap Options” I found The Tamale Place ranked # 6. The Poblano and Cheese tamale was amazing as was the fish taco and...More

Thank Matt-chew76
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We decided to stop here on a whim while driving to Kentucky. I saw it was it had had good reviews and was not disappointed! This little restaurant is tucked away off the main highway in a little plaza. It has bright and fun decor....More

Thank Cealig A
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Best corn dough and tamales I’ve had in years. I would suggest getting here early as they only make so many tamales and once they are gone, no mas!! I tried the hot and spicy pork and green chicken tamales then added a chorizo and...More

Thank jimbF7644GG
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

These were some of the best things I have ever ate. I tried a few different kinds and they were all amazing. Every time I go to Indianapolis I will be stopping here. Still waiting to try the apple one though...

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 10 April 2018

You can tell by the perpetual line out the door that this is a good place. A good variety of food. Most love the Tamales but my favorite is the nachos. The piled high full of meat nachos. It is a no frills restaurant they...More

Thank Kimmyindy
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I had stopped by Tamale Place to pickup carryout lunch. I had ordered chicken verde tacos, side order of rice, and guacamole with chips. Food is authentic and delicious. Service is efficient and staff are friendly. Menu offers a good variety. Dining area is small...More

Thank pauline1119
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Been here multiple times, and always try different food. Today, we had the large order of nachos with chicken. The nachos are thick, if you’ve never had them, they are thicker than normal. I think they are good for the nachos, as the nachos are...More

Thank GoButler99
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We stopped on Sunday for a late lunch, and I ordered the tamales and a steak taco. My wife ordered the fish tacos and we shared rice and beans. The food was good, but the employees were not keeping the empty tables cleaned off (it...More

Thank Drstock55
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped by The Tamale Place to grab a bite got lunch. Great prices and great selection of food. My favorite was the chicken tamale with green sauce.

Thank Morganzz
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

The show "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" was right on the money: this place has some of the best tamales that I have EVER tasted! And I love the concept of desert tamales - I'm a fan of the chocolate one. (I'd probably be fans of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5242 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9110
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-248-9771
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