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Pilar's Tamales

2261 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4405
+1 734-929-4161
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“tamales” (21 reviews)
“salvadoran” (3 reviews)
Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American, Vegan Options
2261 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4405
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

im really not trying to bash this place, but it has a dirt taste to it. maybe its just me, but dont stop here unless you are going out of your comfort zone. the staff was great, but the food was not attune to a...More

Thank gangamon1
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Loved the good food, the atmosphere, world crafts, & the interesting books & games on the table. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy good food with quiet conversation- a special find.

Thank tilediva22
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Well-prepared Salvadoran specialties & the friendliest staff in town. I'd take out from here twice a week if I lived closer.

Thank JUGL11
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Ann Arbor for years, and did not know about Pilar's Tamales. We arrived a bit early for lunch, but the owner, Sylvia, had us come in anyhow. She explained the menu to us, and said that everything was prepared fresh...More

Thank bob h
Reviewed December 3, 2016

Pilar's Tamales is a great little place in Ann Arbor for authentic tamales. The owner makes them daily, and you can either order takeout or eat them in this small restaurant. An interesting blend of decor, combining railroad memorabilia and Latin American art.

Thank Greg J
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Very good Salvadoran food, cooked in a family style setting. We've done take-out several times and have really enjoyed it. My favorites are the chicken or pulled pork tamales which are cooked perfectly, moist and very flavorful. We've had various pupusas (chicken, pork, black bean...More

Thank socal13
Reviewed August 24, 2016

When you first pull up to Pilar's, you may be deceived by the small "strip mall" setting and the awkward parking lot. But pass it by and you will miss out on one of the city's hidden gems. Indeed, what Pilar's lacks on the outside...More

Thank Fetaphile
Reviewed July 26, 2016

The Mexican coffee is a must! Just the right amount of spicy without being overbearing. Tamales are the best in town. Everything I've tried has been top notch.

Thank USA-Traveler56
Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice cozy little place. We were a group of 8 - they don't have a lot of seating but they accommodated us in their yoga room. Calling ahead always helps :) The menu has a lot of vegetarian options. I had the...More

Thank Ash R
Reviewed March 13, 2016

We tried chicken and pork tamales and vegetarian pupusas on combo plates that come with beans-and-rice, and curtido, a lightly pickled version of coleslaw. Tamales differ from Mexican tamales I've had, the masa part seems both thicker and softer. They are served covered with a...More

Thank ellemkay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2261 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4405
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-929-4161
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