Best Of 2021

Best Tamales: Delia's Tamales

Best Tamales

Winner: Delia's Tamales

13527 Hausman Pass

(210) 864-1111

San Antonians wasted no time embracing the iconic Rio Grande Valley chain Delia's Tamales. It racked up its first Best of San Antonio win just a year after opening its only Alamo City location, situated in the Northwestern burbs. Indeed, when the restaurant began service last August, folks lined up their cars around the building, some waiting more than four hours for their masa-wrapped goodies. Before it expanded here, Delia's six South Texas stores enjoyed an almost cult-like following for their fresh-steamed specialty tamales, in varieties such as spicy pork in green sauce, Veracruzano chicken and sweet cream cheese. The chain also earns raves for its salsa and weekend menudo, pretty much its only other menu offering outside of its namesake tamales.

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