Nothing says “the holidays” like fresh, delicious tamales. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or any time in between. That’s why we are bringing you five of our favorite spots for amazing holiday tamales in San Antonio.
Tellez Tamales & Barbacoa
Where: 1737 South General McMullen Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78237
Distance From The Place at Shadow Valley: 9.4 miles
What: You better get to this San Antonio hot spot early because they will sell out of their delicious tamales. You can order them by the half dozen for a reasonable price. But don’t expect to eat them there because their food is meant to be taken home to be enjoyed. Their customers also rave about the chicharrones, so be sure to grab some with your holiday supplies.
Where: 7231 San Pedro, San Antonio, Texas 78216
Distance From The Place at Oak Hills and Castle Hills: 3.2 miles
What: This restaurant has a good reason to brag about its products because they even go through the effort of milling their own corn. You know this masa is going to be good on their tamales (and they are super cheap). If you want to get something to go with your tamales, their customers recommend the green enchiladas.
Where: 1603 North Panam Expressway, San Antonio, Texas 78208
Distance From The Place at Houston Street: 6.8 miles
What: If you’re looking for some tamales for your holiday lunch, this is the place to be. It’s another San Antonio favorite with a good following of loyal lunch customers. Be sure to ask for their homemade tortillas along with your tamales to have a very merry Christmas.
Where: 17711 Interstate 10 Frontage Road, San Antonio, Texas 78257
Distance From The Place at Oak Hills and Castle Hills: 9.9 miles
What: The name of this restaurant says it all — their tamales are delicious. In fact, they are so popular in San Antonio that they are no longer taking online orders for Christmas tamales. But don’t worry, you haven’t missed out yet! You can still walk into their store to buy the tamales your friends and family expect for the upcoming holiday.
Del Rio Tortilla Factory
Where: 1402 Gillette, San Antonio, Texas 78224
Distance From The Place at Houston Street: 15.9 miles
What: Even though this place is a little further from our properties, it’s worth every mile. They serve San Antonio’s feature puffy tacos as well as some of the best flour and corn tortillas in town. Their customers can’t say enough about their masa and barbacoa tamales, either. Pick up as many tamales as you can carry for your holiday meal to make sure it’s extra tasty.
It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without tamales in San Antonio. Head to your favorite spot, or buy some tamales from them all. You can’t go wrong with this holiday treat!