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Ryan Petersen
· March 9, 2018
Wow! Amazing tamales! My wife and I were in the Yakima valley area over Labor Day weekend for a wine tasting adventure. We both love Mexican food and I did some research. All the reviews on this place... were awesome so we decided to try it.

The asparagus and cheese tamales were outstanding and the pork tamales were awesome as well. I normally don't crave tamales when I go out for Mexican, I'm more of a burrito guy, but this place is special.

The flavor is incredible, it melts in your mouth and makes you want to eat more and come back for more. Anyone driving through the area must stop here! It's well worth the stop.

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Jessy Lee
· March 17, 2018
Congratulations on the award — it’s well deserved! I’ve been eating your tamales for 15+ years I believe, at least since I was in high school. During college at the University of Washington, I would my mom to bring them to me when she visited. They reminded me of all the comforts of the Yakima Valley, and even my own family as they had become a tradition to enjoy on special occasions. Now many years later I still try to grab them with my husband whenever we pass through town. I wish you had a location in Pasco, Washington too. I’ve never found a better tamale. See More
James Marinello
· March 27, 2018
Drove the 3hrs from Spokane with very high expectations with the James Beard Classics award. And I have to say they exceeded my expectations! Hands down the best tamales I’ve ever had not to mention t...he rice and salsas (they were out of beans but generously gave us an extra tamale instead) can’t wait to go back during asparagus season. Well done! See More
Sabrina Torkelson
· March 24, 2018
A few of us drove from Olympia over to this hidden gem for tamales! We heard about the award given and how amazing this places was and we had to check it out. The tamales were so moist and flavorful a...nd service was wonderful! We got extras to go. Well worth the drive. See More
Ramona Flores Cavazos
· March 31, 2018
My hermanita and I got to stop by and congratulate Felipe Hernández on his recent James Beard Foundation Award. Reminisced with him about how me and my querido Pedrito (qepd, Pedro Cavazos) would vi...sit the tamal shop in its early days. On some visits Felipe would offer us menudo and we would sit and visit for hours. So happy for you Felipe, congratulations!! Continued success! See More
Kristine Gimse-Bono
· March 2, 2018
Not my first time, never my last. I dream about these tamales. I dream of things to do that keep me going over the pass so I have a reason to get more of these tamales. Can’t wait for asparagus & Chil...e tamales! See More
Shannon Alley Carlson
· January 22, 2018
Just as important to me as excellent food is leaving feeling welcomed and as though my business was appreciated, regardless of how busy it is! I will be back, got half for that day and half for the fr...eezer, excited for the new location so it’s closer! See More
Lupe Daville
· January 6, 2018
Love this place and i love the salsas too!! The jalapeno and cheese and chicken are my favorite but cant go wrong with any of them. Also all the people are great!!
Sylvia Cooley
· February 11, 2018
They were awesome! Picked up some pork and jalapeño & cheese! The green sauce was the cherry on top! Didn’t have a cooler but they were still frozen when we arrived home to Whidbey Island!
Kelly Ledgerwood
· March 2, 2018
Great Tamales, Perfect content and flavor. I recommend you get here as quick as you can. Bucket list Tamales :-)
Mark Encarnación
· February 19, 2018
The best tamales I’ve ever had. Everything made from scratch. And the staff are super friendly. Love the place.
Nick Smith
· March 9, 2018
By far the best tamales I've every had! What a great story as well! Don't miss out on this local gem!
Lenna Dhuyvetter
· March 9, 2018
Outstanding!!! Pork tamales, beans and rice were so delicious. Best beans ever!!! And the employees were awesome!!! Very friendly. These tamales need to be part of your life!!!
Nick Louie
· September 8, 2017
Pork and chicken were great, but then I had the seasonal (asparagus con queso). Simultaneously the most delicate tamale I've ever eaten while still being rich and full of flavor. So, so good. I'm goin...g back soon to buy a few dozen for tailgating. See More
Katie Bronson
· February 24, 2018
Best tamales hands down. Aspargus pepperjack ones are to die for. Can't wait for them this year!
Lisa Denzler
· March 26, 2018
A gem! Tasty goodness with every bite.
We will be back when passing through union gap!
June Corrado
· January 26, 2018
Such good tamales! I miss them since moving back to WA from Arizona! Very nice customer service too! Definitely recommend!
Kim Adriansen
· March 14, 2018
Our friends from Yakima brought us a dozen with salsa. They weren’t wrong they’re great. Don’t have wait for Christmas anymore �
Don Abel
· April 5, 2018
Some of the best food ever , and real good people �
Mirella Godinez
· December 24, 2017
Soooo good!! If you like spicy food, the jalapeño and cheese tamales are perfect!!

We would like to thank everyone who has stopped by today or sent Felipe a happy birthday message - we are so thankful for all of your support! Also, thanks to our awesome staff who was able to celebrate with us. We still have plenty of cake left and we’re open until 6! 🎂

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Happy FriYAY! We now have our asparagus tamales available! Stop in and see us today - don’t forget to tell Felipe “Happy 70th Birthday!” 🎉🎈(we will have cake at 12 pm)

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