photo credit: Brant Cox
Despite the name, you’ll find people eating all sorts of antojitos at this Mexican cafe in Glassell Park, including tacos, tortas, and huevos rancheros. It’s all solid, but if it’s your first time, stick with the namesake tamales. The masa is thick and moist and encased around juicy, traditional fillings like chicken and pork, plus sweet varieties like pineapple and strawberry. We particularly love the salsa roja that comes with the pork and beef, which lends a serious punch of heat to each bite. Individual tamales go for $3 or you can get a dozen for $34.