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The Tamale Guy

2018 W. Chicago Ave

Chicago, Illinois 60622

Open for takeout and delivery

Anyone who spent time in their 20s at a bar in Chicago has probably gotten a tamale from The Tamale Guy (even if they don’t remember it), myself included. And when Claudio Velez, the actual Tamale Guy, finally opened up his own physical restaurant, a whole lot of people (myself included) ordered his tamales - so many of us that he kept selling out. And it turns out that his perfectly fluffy tamales are even better than I remember (or don’t remember).

It’s official: The Tamale Guy has finally opened a restaurant in Ukrainian Village. It’s carryout only, and the menu is full of (you guessed it) tamales.

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