There’s no shortage of good food in Los Angeles. The food scene here has a seemingly unlimited amount of food options.
One excellent food staple of Mexican, Central American, and Caribbean cuisine is tamales. When it comes to finding great tamales, Los Angeles makes it easy on you.
Here are four great restaurant options for the next time you are craving some.
La Indiana Tamales
La Indiana Tamales refers to itself as the best-kept secret in Los Angeles. I don't think that's true; the secret is out.
This family-owned business was acquired back in 1979, and they have been making their tamales from scratch the entire time.
There are six great tamale options:
- Cheese and Green Chile
Monday — Saturday: 6 am- 4 pm
Sunday: 6 am- 3 pm
Address: 1142 S. Indiana Street, Los Angeles Ca 90023
Phone: (323) 262–4682
South Gate is home to a sizeable Sinaloan community. Sinaloa Express is an excellent example of traditional Sinaloa foods.
They made great tamales, but that is not all; there are plenty of other menu options as well.
- Tastada Mixta
Monday — Sunday: 8 am- 10 pm
Address: 4174 Tweedy Blvd, South Gate, CA 90280
Chichen Itza was opened by the Cetina family back in 2001. It was originally run by Gilberto Sr., his wife Blanca, and their son Gilberto Jr. Today, Mr. and Mrs. Cetina are retired, and Gilberto Jr. is in charge of carrying on the family's legacy.
That family legacy includes authentic Yucatan food. The goal is for customers to feel as if they have been transported to the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula.
- Tamal Horneado
- Tamal Colado
Tuesday — Sunday: 9 am- 8 pm
Address: 3655 S GRAND AVE C6, LOS ANGELES, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 741–1075
Angry Egret Dinette
Mexican food is not hard to find in Los Angeles. You should give Angry Egret Dinette a try no matter how many Mexican restaurants you have already tried. Their entire menu is fantastic.
Tuesday — Sunday: 9 am- 3 pm
Friday — Saturday: 5:30 pm- 9:30 pm
Address: 970 N Broadway Suite 114 Los Angeles, CA 90012