Tamales are an important part of holiday eating in Phoenix.  Plus they are darn good all year round!

La Purisima Bakery

Known for their fantastic pastries and sweet bread, they also make top-notch tamales on a daily basis.

A family-owned bakery that doesn’t use any preservatives in their food.

Azteca Bakery 

& Mexican Fast Food

Carolina’s Mexican Food

They have 3 kinds of tamales: red beef, green chicken, or green corn, they’ve been around since 1968!

The Tamale Store

They have a very large selection including vegan and vegetarian.

Old El Paso Tamales

They have vegetable green corn, beef, chicken green corn, and spinach.

See my blog for the best places to get TAMALES IN PHOENIX, plus recommendations from local experts!