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Nine Places to Order Mexican Favorite Tamales in Las Vegas

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Whether they’re served from a food truck, a hole-in-the wall taqueria, or from the parking lot of a grocery store, there’s nothing like a truly good tamale. For those who only know them as that mysterious menu item wrapped in a corn husk, tamales are well worth unwrapping to reveal the flavor inside.

Instantly identified by the outer layer of corn husk or banana leaf, tamales are comprised of masa (corn-based dough) stuffed with meat, spices, vegetables, cheese, or just about anything else. Like a burrito, the ingredients inside a tamale can be simple or they can be unique and unexpected. And during the Christmas season, they become a mainstay in many Latin American homes.

For the best tamales in Las Vegas, head to one of these nine spots. All offer takeout and delivery.

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Mexxy Tamales & Snacks

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This eastside gem specializes in tamales, elote, and Popsicles. Tamales are made to order and include flavors like chicken, pork, corn, vegetable, and pineapple. The restaurant is also known for its homemade salsa and aqua fresca.

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Mexxy Tamales & Snacks
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Dona Maria Tamales

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This award-winning restaurant has been preparing tamales in the family tradition since 1980. Whether they’re ordered one at a time, six at a time, or by the dozen, these tamales are the right blend of spice and flavor. Tamales come filled with a choice of pork, chicken, beef, or cheese or with a special dessert blend of pineapple and raisins. Find locations Downtown and in the northwest.

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Casa Don Juan

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The charming restaurant serves tamales four ways: with chicken and green sauce, pork with red sauce, cheese and jalapeños, or pineapple and raisins. For a little extra kick, diners can try them enchilada style. Diners can order tamales at any of Casa Don Juan’s three locations including one in the Arts District right on Main Street.

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Corn and chicken tamales at Casa Don Juan
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Viva Mercado's Mexican Bar & Grill

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The Village Square Mexican mainstay is known for its happy hour and its extensive menu. Included in that massive list of Mexican favorites are chicken, beef, pork, and vegetarian tamales topped with red or green sauce and served with a side of rice and refried beans. Around the holidays, tamales are available by the dozen for $34.95.

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Viva Mercado’s Mexican Bar and Grill
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El Segundo Sol

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The lush, tree-canopied patio at El Segundo Sol at Fashion Show invites diners to take a break from wandering the Strip and kick back with some margaritas, elote, nachos, and tamales. The latter are made with sweet corn and filled with cheese.

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Pancho's Vegan Tacos

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Pancho’s Vegan Tacos continues to expand from its food truck roots, offering locations in Anthem, on the westside, and just east of the Strip. Tamales are available by the dozen, a la carte or on a plate with rice and beans. Flavors include red, green and jalapeno — and yes, they’re all vegan.

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Frank & Fina's Cocina

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Frank & Fina’s just off of the 215 still draws customers with its margaritas and Mexican cuisine. Tamales here are served two to a plate and topped with cheese. Fillings include chile verde pork, chile Colorado beef, or chicken mole, along with specials.

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Pea and scallion tamales at Frank & Fina’s Cocina
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Patty’s Tamales

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As the name implies, Patty’s Tamales only serves tamales — and this singular focus has paid off. The menu features both savory and sweet tamales filled with slow-cooked chicken in spicy green sauce, shredded pork in mild red sauce and sweet corn with pineapple. Diners can order individual, a half dozen, a dozen, or three dozen tamales. Patty’s has two locations: one on East Sahara and one on Maryland Parkway.

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Patty’s Tamales

El Zarape

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With two locations, El Zarape offers counter service and a modest menu that includes pork, chicken, and cheese tamales.

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El Zarape
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Mexxy Tamales & Snacks

Plates of tamales tied with ribbons
Mexxy Tamales & Snacks
Mexxy Tamales & Snacks/Facebook

This eastside gem specializes in tamales, elote, and Popsicles. Tamales are made to order and include flavors like chicken, pork, corn, vegetable, and pineapple. The restaurant is also known for its homemade salsa and aqua fresca.

Plates of tamales tied with ribbons
Mexxy Tamales & Snacks
Mexxy Tamales & Snacks/Facebook

Dona Maria Tamales

Twelve tamales stacked in rows of two
Dona Maria Tamales
Dona Maria Tamales [Official Site]

This award-winning restaurant has been preparing tamales in the family tradition since 1980. Whether they’re ordered one at a time, six at a time, or by the dozen, these tamales are the right blend of spice and flavor. Tamales come filled with a choice of pork, chicken, beef, or cheese or with a special dessert blend of pineapple and raisins. Find locations Downtown and in the northwest.

Twelve tamales stacked in rows of two
Dona Maria Tamales
Dona Maria Tamales [Official Site]

Casa Don Juan

A plate of corn and chicken tamales
Corn and chicken tamales at Casa Don Juan
Casa Don Juan [Official Site]

The charming restaurant serves tamales four ways: with chicken and green sauce, pork with red sauce, cheese and jalapeños, or pineapple and raisins. For a little extra kick, diners can try them enchilada style. Diners can order tamales at any of Casa Don Juan’s three locations including one in the Arts District right on Main Street.

A plate of corn and chicken tamales
Corn and chicken tamales at Casa Don Juan
Casa Don Juan [Official Site]

Viva Mercado's Mexican Bar & Grill

Plate of tamales with rice
Viva Mercado’s Mexican Bar and Grill
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The Village Square Mexican mainstay is known for its happy hour and its extensive menu. Included in that massive list of Mexican favorites are chicken, beef, pork, and vegetarian tamales topped with red or green sauce and served with a side of rice and refried beans. Around the holidays, tamales are available by the dozen for $34.95.

Plate of tamales with rice
Viva Mercado’s Mexican Bar and Grill
Viva Mercado’s/Facebook

El Segundo Sol

Restaurant patio surrounded by trees
El Segundo Sol
Fashion Show

The lush, tree-canopied patio at El Segundo Sol at Fashion Show invites diners to take a break from wandering the Strip and kick back with some margaritas, elote, nachos, and tamales. The latter are made with sweet corn and filled with cheese.

Restaurant patio surrounded by trees
El Segundo Sol
Fashion Show

Pancho's Vegan Tacos

Restaurant exterior
Pancho’s Vegan Tacos
Pancho’s Vegan Tacos/Facebook

Pancho’s Vegan Tacos continues to expand from its food truck roots, offering locations in Anthem, on the westside, and just east of the Strip. Tamales are available by the dozen, a la carte or on a plate with rice and beans. Flavors include red, green and jalapeno — and yes, they’re all vegan.

Restaurant exterior
Pancho’s Vegan Tacos
Pancho’s Vegan Tacos/Facebook

Frank & Fina's Cocina

Pea and scallion tamales
Pea and scallion tamales at Frank & Fina’s Cocina
Frank & Fina’s Cocina/Facebook

Frank & Fina’s just off of the 215 still draws customers with its margaritas and Mexican cuisine. Tamales here are served two to a plate and topped with cheese. Fillings include chile verde pork, chile Colorado beef, or chicken mole, along with specials.

Pea and scallion tamales
Pea and scallion tamales at Frank & Fina’s Cocina
Frank & Fina’s Cocina/Facebook

Patty’s Tamales

Tamale with green sauce
Patty’s Tamales
Patty’s Tamales

As the name implies, Patty’s Tamales only serves tamales — and this singular focus has paid off. The menu features both savory and sweet tamales filled with slow-cooked chicken in spicy green sauce, shredded pork in mild red sauce and sweet corn with pineapple. Diners can order individual, a half dozen, a dozen, or three dozen tamales. Patty’s has two locations: one on East Sahara and one on Maryland Parkway.

Tamale with green sauce
Patty’s Tamales
Patty’s Tamales

El Zarape

Plate containing rice, refried beans, tamale and burrito
El Zarape
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With two locations, El Zarape offers counter service and a modest menu that includes pork, chicken, and cheese tamales.

Plate containing rice, refried beans, tamale and burrito
El Zarape
El Zarape/Facebook

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