Mama's Hot Tamales Cafe
Los Angeles, CA 90057
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.
Tips from foursquare
This café has great vegetarian and vegan options, and the tamales are absolutely delicious.
Wine tasting tonight and food sampling for a fundraiser :)
Pork Adobo, Honduras, spinach mushroom, and cheese jalapeno.
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