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Urgent Reader Question – Where To Get Authentic Tamales in DC?

by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm 17 Comments

Chicken Tamales, originally uploaded by lucianvenutian.


Hi PoP,
I have an emergency question of the day: Do you know (or have you heard of) a good place to get authentic tamales in the Petworth/Columbia Heights/U St. area? I’m from Texas and they are traditional Chirstmas fare….and I’d love to serve them at a party I am having this weekend (I have a procrastination problem!) Mexican-style is my preference (masa filled with pork and wraped in a corn husk), but I know there are tons of declicious Latin American establishments in the area, so I wouldn’t be adverse to branching out.

Any suggestions are much appreciated!

Check Tina’s post on Pupuseria San Miguel. I’d also check with Taqueria Distrito Federal with locations in Columbia Heights on 14th Street and in Petworth on Kennedy Street.

Surely Odentex will have a few suggestions? Where do you guys get your tamales?


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