Dia De Los Tamales

Restaurants, Latin American Lower West Side
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Dia De Los Tamales
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

This self-described "chef driven, farm-to-fork, eco-conscious" neighborhood walk-up restaurant in Pilsen delivers a new take on an old classic. This gourmet tamale shop creates wild and wacky tamale flavors as well as more traditional classics. Pick up a Cuban slow-roasted pork tamale or go vegan with the spicy black bean and corn tamale. If you're feeling more adventurous, go for the Juicy Lucy tamale with hamburger and American cheese. For dessert, finish off with a chocolate peanut butter or apple cobbler tamale.

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Venue name: Dia De Los Tamales
Contact:
Address: 939 W 18th St
Chicago
60608
Cross street: between Sangamon and Morgan Sts
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-7pm
Transport: Bus: 8, 18, 62.
Price: Most Tamales: $3
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Average User Rating

3.5 / 5

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The unique tamales they offer are great, but the real show stopper are the Arepa sandwiches! These things are sweet and flavorful as well as filling. Also their tortilla chips are the BOMB!

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tastemaker

While this place has the right idea, I was unimpressed by the food. The tamale selection is diverse offering everything from a spicy pollo verde to tamales filled with italian beef and hot peppers but the food itself was sub par. The masa was dry, the tamales were small, and overall I was not impressed.