Let’s talk about tacos. The Tamale Place has been around for a while and yet their tacos are my favorite item there (the guacamole is a very close 2nd). Don’t get me wrong, the tamales are tasty (especially spicy ones, imo) but I’ve always been more of a taco girl and the pork tacos at The Tamale Place are outstanding. They’re addictive (around $2.50 a piece and 1 taco is huge). I’ve gone out of my way to stop there and pick up some. They’re that good. The pork is cooked a long time and then charred on the grill, and it’s super flavorful.
The Tamale Place’s Indy location on Rockville Road (just inside 465) has some seating, but I always get my food to go. If you stop there and get yours to go. Here’s a few tips. The tacos are always served with onions, cilantro, salsa and cheese (the insanely good white cheese) unless you as for a substitution. I order mine with just onions and cilantro and everything else on the side. The tacos carry much better and reheat well (if necessary) if you do this. I also order a small container of white cheese, salsa, guacamole, a small container of limes (I love lots of limes) and a small bag of chips. Who’s ready for a taco party?
The Tamale Place, 5226 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, 317-248-9771
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What is your fave menu item at The Tamale Place?