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Tamale Guy Chicago

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Time Out says

Chances are, Claudio Velez has salvaged your night at least once. Lovingly known as "The Tamale Guy" by locals, Velez used to sling cornhusk-wrapped handhelds from a red cooler at the city's best dive bars. Now he's got his own brick-and-mortar restaurant in West Town so that you can get your tamal fix day or night. Choose from fan-favorite fillings like pork, chicken or queso con rajas and toss in some merch while you're at it. If you close your eyes, you might just transport yourself back to a sticky dive bar at last call.



Address: 2018 W Chicago Ave
Price: $
Menu: View Menu
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 11am–7pm; Sat, Sun 9am–5pm
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