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Mama's Hot Tamales Cafe

Map & Directions 2122 W. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
  • Central American, Mexican
  • Daily 11am-7pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Catering, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
  • Parking Validation


LA Weekly's Description

Across from MacArthur Park, Mama's Hot Tamales Cafe is a sprawling, brightly painted complex that provides the kind of curatorial services and logistical support to local tamale masters that in a better world MOCA would be providing to Los Angeles artists. The cafe is a United Nations of tamales, made in the kitchen by cooks from all over Latin America. A given day's menu might include banana-leaf-wrapped Oaxacan tamales oozing black mole sauce, wet chicken tamales from Honduras, green-chile tamales from Acapulco, densely sweet little torpedos from El Salvador and grainy tamales from Michoacan.

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  • Mary G. on 09/17/11

    This café has great vegetarian and vegan options, and the tamales are absolutely delicious.

  • Brian I. on 07/25/12

    Wine tasting tonight and food sampling for a fundraiser :)

  • Brendan W. on 12/13/11

    Pork Adobo, Honduras, spinach mushroom, and cheese jalapeno.

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