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Popular San Antonio Chain Brings Atomic Tamales to Riverside

Delicious Tamales opened its first Austin location this month

A plate of husked tamales with slices of jalapeños
Tamales from Delicious Tamales.
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Delicious Tamales, a popular San Antonio chain specializing in its namesake, is opening its first Austin location, just in time for this year’s winter tamale rush. The new Austin storefront is located at 1931 East Oltorf, Suite G, in the Riverside neighborhood, and it’s open as of Monday, December 13.

Delicious Tamales offers classic fillings like chicken, bean, and pork. There are also a handful of non-traditional items, including vegetarian options and the notorious atomic tamales, which are stuffed with pork and ghost peppers.

This will mark the company’s first expansion outside of San Antonio. Headquartered near San Antonio’s Woodlawn Lake Park, Delicious Tamales has been a reliable vendor of the sought-after holiday favorite since owner Valerie Gonzalez opened the brand’s first location with her then-husband in 1980. Since then, Delicious Tamales has expanded to six locations across San Antonio.

In more recent years, the tamale company has scaled up its operation, offering online to-go orders and nationwide shipping of tamales. According to the Delicious Tamales website, the company’s factory produces more than two million tamales every year.

The Austin location of Delicious Tamales location will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Update, December 13: This article has been updated to reflect Delicious Tamales’ opening.

Delicious Tamales

1931 East Oltorf Street, , TX 78741 Visit Website