Mi Casa’s generous-sized “wrapped goodness” tamales are available in pork and chicken by the dozen for your holiday feast.
$29.95 a dozen
For many families across Southern California, tamales are an essential element in celebrating the Christmas holiday. Since 1972, Mi Casa’s traditional tamales have been a Southern California Holiday tradition!
“Our customers that have been with us since 1972 know the taste of our original chef Jose Perez’ homemade pork tamales, which are still prepared with the same recipe today,” says Owner Ryan Moore. The tradition continues and Mi Casa’s famous tamales are made the same way. “It’s time, labor and an intensive process. Wet masa is the secret to making our tamales light and fluffy!” says Moore.
For more information about the great food and enjoyable dining experience at Mi Casa Restaurants, or to pre-order your holiday Tamales by the dozen visit http://www.micasa1.com.
Costa Mesa – 949-645-7626
Rancho Santa Margarita – 949-635-9538
Cuca's Mexican Food
TlaquepaqueFrom Facebook: "Now taking orders for tamales; we have pork, beef, chicken and cheese. Call us today and place your order at 714-528-0110."
Sarinana's Tamale FactoryWe have new tamales on the menu: Corn tamales (the famous "Chepos") and Chicken tamales (with green and red sauce). - Happy Holidays (714) 558-8650 2218 W 5th St. Santa Ana, CA
Taco Mesa"All Tamales are fresh handmade, wrapped & steamed in banana leaves. $25 per dozen" More Info
OC Weekly has some more 2013 choices.
Grandpa's Mexican Food
Antonio'sAt La Palma/Imperial in Anaheim Hills: $21 per dozen.
Whole FoodsStick a Fork In It, Where to Buy Tamales in Orange County This Christmas, 2012 Edition
2011We're coming up on Christmastime 2011 and people already want to know where to get tamales from for the holidays. If you know of a place in Orange County that is selling tamales please leave a comment or e-mail email@example.com and I will add the information in here. Here's what we know so far.
Read Our Interview w/ Tamarindo Truck • Call (714) 640-9371 to order
ADDITIONAL NOTE: The Bernardo Yorba Middle School is hosting a Food Truck Festival on 11/25 and TAMARINDO TRUCK will be there pre-selling holiday tamales. Best part is every purchase will help to support the award winning music program at the school. Please tell your readers to come to 5350 Fairmont Blvd in Yorba linda 4PM-9PM on Friday 11/25 and they can get some world class tamales along with all of Tamarindo's GREAT Mexican delights.
Reyna MarketWill have four different kinds of tamales. 12 for $20.
902 W McFadden Ave Santa Ana CA 92707
Rancho del Zocalo
Rancho del Zocalo in Disneyland is serving tamales during the holiday season. They just serve them at the restaurant, not as bulk orders, but it's a good thing to keep in mind if you are at Disneyland this time of the year. The picture above is from 2010 so the price might've changed.
Here's a video of one of the chefs at Disneyland showing how to make tamales:
And one by a Disney fan about how to make Rancho del Zocalo-style tamales:
Matador Cantina"Our house-made Holiday Tamales are back! Beef or chicken take-out orders only. $30 doz. Order 2 days prior to pick up. 714.871.8226" There will also be tamale entrees available to enjoy at the restaurant during the holiday season.
Sandoval FamilyNot from a restaurant but straight from a Mexican family: Chicken, red or green chile, and rajas (jalapenos, cheese, tomatoes) tamales for $13.50 a dozen. Call (909) 988-9650 to order and arrange pickups.
La Reina MarketsPork, chicken, and cheese/jalapeño Single tamale $1.39 + tax or a Dozen $14.00 + tax
Cafe MaizCafe Maiz in Mission Viejo is selling three different types of yummy tamales for $36 a dozen.
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UPDATE: Cafe Maiz has closed.
- According to callmemochelle on Twitter: "The tamale lady at Sugar Plums festival at the buena park mall has them.-- pretty good size tamales!"
- Rockin' Baja at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach says: FOR DINE IN: "Celebrate the Holidays, Baja style, and enjoy our Holiday Tamal Special, which includes a chicken tamal in red sauce and jalapeno and cheese tamal, drizzled with a tomatillo sauce and Mexican crema, served with rice and beans for $10.99. Sweet lovers can finish-off their Rockin holiday dinner with our pineapple and raisin sweet tamal a la mode for $5.99. Only available until 12/30! Every Tuesday in December, you are invited to enjoy our Holiday tamale dinner special or dessert for half the price!" AND FOR TAKEOUT: "We offer delicious tamales for this holiday season. $24/ dozen: 4 Chicken Rojas (chicken in red sauce), 4 (Jalapeno Cheese), 4 Pino Pasas" (Pineapple and raisin sweet tamales). Place order 24 hours before pickup. To place an order call us at 714.892.3852."
- George's Mexican Food in Huntington Beach - Call (714) 892-5775 for details
- Cancun Fresh in Fountain Valley - Call (714) 427-0008
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Durango Mexican Grill
Chicken, beef, pork or vegetarian tamales for $20 a dozen. Call (714) 255-5660 to order or for more info. Read more about Durango Mexican Grill in Brea by clicking here.
Esther's Taco HouseFrequent blog reader Kelly has e-mailed saying that Esther's Taco House in Yorba Linda and Placentia has tamales, speaking of which I went to the Placentia Tamale Fest tonight (Dec. 9, 2008) and finally tried some of Esther's food at the booth they had set up there:
The phone number for their Placentia location is (714) 996-2397.