Also to eat in only Mi Casa in Costa Mesa is offering the following fall entree:
Chicken Tamale - $8.95
Fresh masa stuffed with shredded chicken and Pasilla Chiles covered with salsa verde; served with beans and rice.
Grandpa's Mexican Food
At La Palma/Imperial in Anaheim Hills: $21 per dozen.
"Order your tamales before they are all gone. $21.95 per dozen. (714) 528-0110" From Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151132504557261&id=256293457260
Everything below is from prior years but there is a good chance that these same places have the same or similar deals this year. When we confirm what deal a place has we move it up to the spot that the current year covers.
We're coming up on Christmastime 2011 and people already want to know where to get tamales from for the holidays. If you know of a place in Orange County that is selling tamales please leave a comment or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add the information in here. Here's what we know so far.
Read Our Interview w/ Tamarindo Truck • Call (714) 640-9371 to order
ADDITIONAL NOTE: The Bernardo Yorba Middle School is hosting a Food Truck Festival on 11/25 and TAMARINDO TRUCK will be there pre-selling holiday tamales. Best part is every purchase will help to support the award winning music program at the school. Please tell your readers to come to 5350 Fairmont Blvd in Yorba linda 4PM-9PM on Friday 11/25 and they can get some world class tamales along with all of Tamarindo's GREAT Mexican delights.
Will have four different kinds of tamales. 12 for $20.Reyna Market
902 W McFadden Ave Santa Ana CA 92707
Rancho del Zocalo
Rancho del Zocalo in Disneyland is serving tamales during the holiday season. They just serve them at the restaurant, not as bulk orders, but it's a good thing to keep in mind if you are at Disneyland this time of the year. The picture above is from 2010 so the price might've changed.
Here's a video of one of the chefs at Disneyland showing how to make tamales:
And one by a Disney fan about how to make Rancho del Zocalo-style tamales:
Matador Cantina"Our house-made Holiday Tamales are back! Beef or chicken take-out orders only. $30 doz. Order 2 days prior to pick up. 714.871.8226" There will also be tamale entrees available to enjoy at the restaurant during the holiday season.
Sandoval FamilyNot from a restaurant but straight from a Mexican family: Chicken, red or green chile, and rajas (jalapenos, cheese, tomatoes) tamales for $13.50 a dozen. Call (909) 988-9650 to order and arrange pickups.
La Reina Markets
Pork, chicken, and cheese/jalapeño Single tamale $1.39 + tax or a Dozen $14.00 + taxOfficial Site
Cafe Maiz in Mission Viejo is selling three different types of yummy tamales for $36 a dozen.
UPDATE: Cafe Maiz has closed.
- According to callmemochelle on Twitter: "The tamale lady at Sugar Plums festival at the buena park mall has them.-- pretty good size tamales!"
- Rockin' Baja at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach says: FOR DINE IN: "Celebrate the Holidays, Baja style, and enjoy our Holiday Tamal Special, which includes a chicken tamal in red sauce and jalapeno and cheese tamal, drizzled with a tomatillo sauce and Mexican crema, served with rice and beans for $10.99. Sweet lovers can finish-off their Rockin holiday dinner with our pineapple and raisin sweet tamal a la mode for $5.99. Only available until 12/30! Every Tuesday in December, you are invited to enjoy our Holiday tamale dinner special or dessert for half the price!" AND FOR TAKEOUT: "We offer delicious tamales for this holiday season. $24/ dozen: 4 Chicken Rojas (chicken in red sauce), 4 (Jalapeno Cheese), 4 Pino Pasas" (Pineapple and raisin sweet tamales). Place order 24 hours before pickup. To place an order call us at 714.892.3852."
- George's Mexican Food in Huntington Beach - Call (714) 892-5775 for details
- Cancun Fresh in Fountain Valley - Call (714) 427-0008
Azteca's Details:clicking here.
Durango Mexican Grill
Chicken, beef, pork or vegetarian tamales for $20 a dozen. Call (714) 255-5660 to order or for more info. Read more about Durango Mexican Grill in Brea by clicking here.
Esther's Taco House
Frequent blog reader Kelly has e-mailed saying that Esther's Taco House in Yorba Linda and Placentia has tamales, speaking of which I went to the Placentia Tamale Fest tonight (Dec. 9, 2008) and finally tried some of Esther's food at the booth they had set up there:
The phone number for their Placentia location is (714) 996-2397.
Frequent blog commenter and sometimes guest writer Captain Jack left the following comment about Las Golondrinas: "Las Golondrinas has both savory and tamales dulces. They have 5 stores in South County. For the locations, go to lasgolondrinas.biz."
Johnny Automatic has e-mailed that Pepe's has tamales too. Order them at their Brea location: 655 S Brea Blvd Brea, CA 92821 (714) 257-7373.
Johnny Automatic also mentioned Moreno's in Orange, "or specifically the little panaderia located in a little building on the property just west of the restaurant." Click here to read the LA Times Calendar Live article about the tamales at Moreno's.
El Camino Real
(From ElmoMonster's comment below) El Camino Real Mexican Food 303 N Euclid St Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 447-3962.
(From an anonymous comment below) Super Antojitos 341 E 1st St Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 832-2252