Tamales

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  1. Chapparal97

    Chapparal97 Grumpy Old Fart

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    N-Ville locals.......I have a silly question..........

    I have a hankering for real Tamales. Not the mass produced junk they serve here, but the stuff that your Abuela (Grandma) would make during the holidays. Now, I'm from SoCal, so I grew up on good, authentic tamales but have not been able to find any good ones here. Especially on the East side of town (hermitage, Mt Juliet).

    Does anyone have a recommendation where I can find the real deal by the dozen? Mercados, restaurants, etc......let's say within 20 miles.

    Any help? Thanks
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  2. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

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    Sorry, my Abuela made fried chicken.
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    Chapparal97 Grumpy Old Fart

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    Mine did too, but one of my best buddy's grandma and my ex-Mother in Law made them killer from scratch. Homemade Tamales are awesome!
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    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

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    Yep, I agree with you there. I just don't have anyone in my family that can make them, and I don't know of anywhere in Nashville. I have several mexican restaurants in town that I enjoy, but I wouldn't call any of them authentic, or even really close to it.
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  5. CRUDS

    CRUDS Barf o Rama Tip Jar Donor

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    Cinco De Mayo has the most awesome-est salsa in 12 counties. Chances are they have good tamales as well..
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