Do you love tamales? Do you just crave a tasty Mexican meal? Then I recommend you drive to El Sereno. Tamale Man appeared on Spike TV's Hungry Investors. Its location is in the most eastern part of Los Angeles city, in a community called El Sereno, which is where I'm from. It is nice to see these local mom & pop restaurants getting some buzz. It is a locals hangout but I have read online that people from all over LA county drive out to eat here.
They have a full menu of Mexican favorites but of course I chose the tamales. Specifically Dos Tamale, Arroz y Frijoles: Red Pork and Green Chicken. Just thinking about it is making me hungry! I ordered it to go and wait time was fast.
Fantastic tamales and definitely authentic! Highly recommend. If you don't live near this area it is worth the drive. More people should know about this local find. Great flavor, spice, tender meat, savory, and visually appealing and not sloppy. Portion size is generous too!
3320 N Eastern Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90032