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Giant stack of tamales from a Mexican restaurant near Olympus on Main in Carrollton, Texas



Whether you want something beefy, spicy, or even a vegetarian option, you can find some of the best tamales around Carrollton at these popular Mexican restaurants. If you have a craving for tamales, check out these highly rated area eateries:


Nestled in East Dallas, La Popular has served the city's best tamales since 1984. The restaurant started after Jesse Moreno Sr. decided to open a gathering place that offered delicious meals. Regulars are known by name, and La Popular has gained recognition from USA Today and the Dallas Observer. Tamales include chicken, beef, and pork jalapeños.


Led by Chef Nico Sanchez, Meso Maya offers Mexican favorites that burst with flavor. He worked in several eateries throughout Mexico where he perfected his tamale-making techniques. Nico was named "Best Chef" by D Magazine in 2015, and Meso Maya is one of the "31 Best Mexican Restaurants in the United States." For dinner, try the tamales de pollo. It features chicken, chihuahua cheese, queso fresco, and a creamy serrano drizzle.


At the Dallas Tortilla & Tamale Factory, the tamales are handmade and steamed to perfection. The restaurant began in Elvira Leal's home kitchen. To make ends meet, she started making tamales while her husband fought in World War II. They were an instant hit. When her husband returned home, the eatery was born. The chefs stone grind the corn and ensure you will savor every last bite. Tamales include pork, beef jalapenos, and pinto beans & cheddar cheese.

These are just a few of the Mexican restaurants near our apartments in Carrollton, TX. If you are considering calling our community home, please contact us. We would love to give you a tour.