Best of SA 2016

Best Tamales/Barbacoa 

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WINNER: Tellez Tamales & Barbacoa

Multiple locations

> With two locations in San Antonio (6501 Bandera Road and 1737 S. General McMullen Drive), Tellez has become a culinary staple for those locals not too worried about getting the meat sweats when they're really aching for some good eatin'. Whether you're loading up on a few dozen jalapeño pork tamales for the holidays or waking up early on Sunday morning to buy the familia a couple of pounds of delectable cow head (don't forget the onions and cilantro, please), Tellez has you covered. You know you have a good product when you show up at 5 a.m. on Christmas Eve and the line is wrapped around the building twice. These are the kind of tamales that make your grandma jealous. Same for the barbacoa. Fill those corn and flour tortillas up to your heart's content and commence devouring. All we ask is that you invite us over next time. We'll bring the Big Red.


2. Delicious Tamales

Multiple locations

3. Ruben's Homemade Tamales

1807 Rigsby Ave. • (210) 337-0025


2. Rio's Barbacoa

Multiple locations

3. H-E-B Headquarters

Multiple locations


(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)



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