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One thing is for certain, you will always be greeted by a friendly face ready to take your order because at The Tamale Store we absolutely love what we do!

The Tamale Store


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Once upon a time Martha Castillo worked alongside her husband Joe Pimienta as the owner of several catering companies and restaurants. One day she realized her real passion in life wasn't so much the entirety of Mexican cuisine, but one specific dish that stole her heart -- tamales! And so she decided to focus all of her time and energy on creating the best. In 2008, after years of practically sleeping in the kitchen, the perfect tamale was born and The Tamale Store opened. Some called The Tamale Store an overnight success: They were, after all, named “Best Tamales in Phoenix” only a year after opening their doors. In reality, Martha knew this overnight success took 30 years of preparation. Today you can find Martha and Joe working alongside one another with their four children doing what they do best: perfecting the art of tamale making while simultaneously attempting to take over the tamale market universe. It’s a tough job, but they welcome the challenge. After all, who doesn't love a happily ever after?
Best Tamales in Phoenix 2017 - Phoenix New Times

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13046 N Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022


(602) 435-2604View Website

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