- Jan 8, 2008 6:46 AM Austin American Statesman article
About me:Tamale House No.3
5003 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm; Sat 7am-3pm
Blink and you might miss Austin Tamale House. Small and always crowded, this Mexican find attracts all kinds, including nearby university students and professionals in transit. Waiting in line to order, you can't help but watch the women cooking; the kitchen is in plain view. As the sign posted states, the lack of air-conditioning may be uncomfortable but it keeps costs down. To-go is popular as there are only a couple of tables available outdoors.
The food's authenticity and affordable price draw the crowd. Heaping breakfast tacos are the biggest hit with over seventeen varieties, all under a dollar. At lunchtime for just a couple bucks more, try the enchilada dinner. Three cheesy enchiladas (or beef if you choose), rice, beans and tortillas provide a cheap, filling meal. The menu includes other standard Mexican dishes, like crispy tacos, migas, huevos rancheros and chalupas as well as the usual side items.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE BEST OF AUSTIN AWARDS:
2007: Best Cheap Meal
2001: Best Reason To Get Up Before 3pm
1996: Lunch Under $5
1995: Best Place To Run Into Everyone You Know & Figure Out Who They Took Home Friday Night
1993: Migas Value
1992: Cheap Breakfast
AUSTIN CHRONICLE RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS:
2008 Readers Bargain Dish
2007 Readers Taqueria
2007 Readers Mexican Breakfast
2006 Readers Taqueria (TIE)
2005 Readers Taqueria (TIE)
2004 Readers Bargain Dish
2003 Readers Bargain Dish (TIE)
2002 Readers Taqueria (TIE)
2002 Readers Bargain Dish
2001 Readers Bargain Dish (TIE)
1998 Readers Bargain
Call in your order: (512)453-9842.
Your call in order will be ready in 10 minutes.
Who I'd like to meet:Hungry people. Be my friend!
- Status: Married
- Here for: Serious Relationships
- Hometown: Austin, Texas
- Ethnicity: Latino / Hispanic
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Occupation: Restaurant