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Lucy's Tamale Factory

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233 S White Rd, Ste C, San Jose, CA 95127-2969
+1 408-729-1846
07:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Tue 07:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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San Jose, California
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Hard to find. Very few tables better to go! Be sure to get extra sauce!! and try them all - although a little expensive!

Thank Augustbaby53
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

We drove in heavy rains to pick up a pre-order of chicken and pork tamales this Christmas Eve. Got there at 7:15am and the line was already 30 people long. Fortunately because of my pre-order I waited in a very short line - about a 20 minute wait. It was well worth it. Tamales were amazing. Meat to masa ratio... More 

Thank Bigpenny34
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I live nearby. Have been there a dozen times over the years. Mediocre at best. Too much Masa, no sauce. Opened another location at Eastridge Shopping Center, gone in a year.

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522 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Good luck not diving into the tamales in the car on your way home! The smell will overcome you and you won't be able to stop yourself. When we are in this part of town we get a dozen (or more)!! Nice meaty with wonderful masa!! Yum!

Thank pglaw
Silicon Valley, CA
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

I just discovered The Tamale Factory a month ago, and I've returned 3 times. The pork tamales are incredible, and the price can't be beat ($2). I also like Lucy's Tamale Factory, but have a slight preference for this business.

Thank arbrebleu
San Jose, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012 via mobile

Always is good food and the ladies are always nice. Love the price for the quality of food you get.

Thank chocolate_lover101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 S White Rd, Ste C, San Jose, CA 95127-2969
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-729-1846

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?