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Best Tamale

Tucson Tamale Company

Sometimes it's hard, in a city with such love for the tamale, to admit when the new boy on the block could be better than the places your grandparents took you when you were young. Tucson Weekly readers understand that yes, Tucson Tamale Co. has something special going on. Give the Blue Tamale a try—filled with calabacitas and cooked in a beautiful fluffy blue corn masa. The red chile is also good, a traditional favorite in these parts that if you mess up could cost you many customers. But no, they are on to something and Tucson benefits as a result.

Runners up:

2. Lerua's Fine Mexican Foods

3. St. Mary's Tortilla Factory