A Latin American favorite, tamales are corn husked-wrapped bundles with dough and delicious fillings. The recipes vary, and the tamales often take hours to cook. Enjoy delicious tamales without the effort when you order takeout. The eateries offering tamales to-go near our Houston apartments include:
Tamales Dona Tere
A Houston fixture since 1997, Tamales Dona Tere started from humble beginnings. Pedro and Modesta Gonzalez began making the tamales in their home kitchen. They later decided to open the restaurant to share their family recipes. The tamales are made from scratch and feature the finest, freshest ingredients. Choices include cheese, pork, and jalapeños. Add beans and rice on the side, and order for pickup or delivery.
Dating back to 1962, Alamo Tamales is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. In the kitchen, the chefs prepare generations-old recipes. They grind the spices and create the home-style food fresh daily. Tamales include beef, spinach, and spicy pork. You can also order a side of salsa and refreshing fruit drinks. The restaurant's drive-thru is open weekdays until 1:30 p.m. (2:00 p.m. on the weekends).
Irma's Southwest serves Texas cuisine with Mexican spirit. It opened in 1998, and quickly gained recognition from the Houston Chronicle. Co-founder Irma Galvan won a James Beard Award in 2008. She runs the restaurant with her son, and she often knows customers by name. The menu offers a range of fresh dishes from seafood to wild game from the Texas Hill Country. Enjoy the wild boar or spicy pork tamales. Don't forget the lime pie for dessert when you call to order for pickup.
As you enjoy your tamales at home, entertain yourself with a tour of Houston's Lawndale Art Center. You can explore the exhibits, learn about the artists, and more.
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