As we are getting further and further into the year it is inevitable. The weather is going to start getting colder. Tamales are the perfect cold-weather food, right? I used to have a tamale connection at my former workplace. I don't have that anymore and that hurts. Someone you know that you can buy directly from.

That really is the way to go. I mean that used to be my go-to. Nothing is better than buying tamales straight out of someone's trunk. That is the joke. Is it really a joke, though? No, those are authentic tamales the ones that make life worth living. Really they are that good.

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If you don't have a go-to family that makes tamales when you need them what can you do? I know I see people posting in Facebook groups from time. I don't know how I feel about that if I don't know the person. I haven't felt that brave yet. Maybe someday I will throw all abandonment to the wind and take the chance.

So, if you are braver than I am you can find plenty of good tamales on Facebook in different food groups. Heck, I bet most of these tamale makers will have people who will go all out and say how good they are. A recommendation may make me feel a bit better. One day I won't mind.

Where Can You Get Great Tamales in Amarillo?

Here are just a few suggestions, some I have tried and some are on my must-try list:

  • Gibby's Food Truck: You can still have the feel of getting them out of someone's trunk with it being a food truck but with some great tamales.
  • La Supre Meat Market: They have tamales daily and you can choose pork, jalapeno, and cheese.
  • Rosa's Cafe: They really do have good tamales. They are not just for Taco Tuesday.
  • Braceros
  • Tacos Garcia
  • Diana's Tamales: When the word tamales are even in the title

I know I am missing several places that have tamales. I need to find some great tamales that haven't been mentioned. I mean to me nothing screams Christmas Eve more than a great tamale dinner. We just need a go-to.

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