1. Huerta’s Tamales
When other shops employ a machine to help meet the demands of the holidays, the Huerta family continues to make each tamale by hand, even grinding corn for their masa in-house to ensure a homemade taste. Be sure to try their original pork and take advantage of their custom menu for unique tamale offerings. Keep an eye out for their bus around town!
3533 S. Staples, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
2. Rosie’s Tamales
Rosie’s carries a strong reputation in town for consistent quality and the ability to fulfill larger-than-usual orders with ease. Visit their website to see their tasty lineup of fresh, frozen, and raw tamales. Caution: their pork and beef extra hot tamales are not for the faint at heart. Stop by their new location at Airline and SPID.
See all locations at rosietamales.com
3. Granny’s Hot Tamales
Granny’s lays claim to sparking the craze over the jalapeno cream cheese tamale that has emerged as a local favorite. Their original pork and brisket tamales are a staple for any holiday gathering, and don’t leave without their homemade hot sauce to give the tamales an extra kick. Granny’s offers free delivery for five dozen or more.
3131 McArdle, Ste C, Corpus Christi, TX 78415
4. El Ranchero Tortilla Factory
Specializing in homemade corn and flour tortillas, El Ranchero is also no stranger to homemade tamales. This shop has produced and sold their own corn masa since 1975 and now crafts their own batches of pork, bean, and chicken tamales in either regular or spicy. Stop by the store to place your holiday orders.
3901 Carmen St., Corpus Christi, TX 78405
5. Hacienda Vieja Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Known for the cantina-styled atmosphere and mouth-watering menu, Hacienda Vieja is also a seasonal tamale stop for those holiday bulk orders. They offer traditional pork tamales that are rolled in their kitchen and freshly steamed. Stop in for a margarita and some enchiladas, and place your tamale order for the holidays on your way out!
4301 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi, TX 78411