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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Roosevelt's Tamale Parlor

2817 24th St. (Bryant St.) Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Roosevelt's Tamale Parlor Restaurant Review

: At one of the city's oldest restaurants, which dates back to the 1920s, tamales are the specialty of the house. The wholesome corn flavor of house-made masa acts as a retaining wall for the gigantic tamales that practically explode with the flavors of slow-cooked chicken or pork. As if the tamale itself isn't enough, rice, beans and crisp iceberg lettuce weigh down the plates as they arrive at the table. Since service can be slow and the order of zippy salsa and salty chips just are large enough to encourage hunger rather than dissuade it, it feels great to have a plate that big plopped down just as the second round of beers arrives. A read of the menu---flautas, chimichangas, enchiladas, tostadas, tacos and chili rellenos---may conjure up memories of horrible meals at Chevy's, but push that notion aside. This hole-in-the-wall, filled with old-world charm, puts the wonders of authentic, Jalisco-style cooking into each combination plate.
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