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Evie's Tamales

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3454 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216-1634
+1 313-843-5056
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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Warren, Michigan
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here numerous times. I guess that means it is good enough to keep going back. It is small, family owned. You go for the food, not the atmosphere. You can have a cheap, filling lunch for $5. Also, the local Police agencies frequent the place almost every day.

Thank Joy B
Durham, North Carolina
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91 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This place has the best tamales. I could eat them for the rest of my life. I've had most of their options, spicy, various meats, etc. it's all good. Every time.

Thank GSt0ne
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Many other places to get these tamales. I think they freeze them and then thaw them out. The masa is dry for me. Very small amount of stuffing. Not impressed. Prefer la Gloria.

Thank iren r
Clinton Township, Michigan
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274 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

You can. It go wrong with Evies. Phenomenal tamales made from scratch. If you want anything other than chicken or pork you need to call ahead and give them 1 hr notice so they can make them fresh!

Thank Bowling_Guru
Howell, Michigan
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180 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way home from Canada. We were able to sit right away. The waitress greeted us and served us chips and salsa. We ordered fajitas and tamales. (Guacamole too) Food came out pretty quickly, exactly as ordered. Everything was very good. We also brought home a couple dozen tamales and they were enjoyed by the family... More 

Thank Jirasela
Rochester, Michigan
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Our family of 4 ate at Evie's yesterday - great food, tasty salsa, friendly wait staff!!! All 4 of us left happy!!! Highly recommend!!! 4 thumbs up!!! :)

Thank jo367
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Went with a group of 13, we called ahead and they saved a table for us. Waitress did not get anything wrong for 13 folks, the salsa and chips kept coming and everyone loved their food. Tamales, soft taco's hard tacos, every kind of meat and to top it off free cookies. Guess how much it cost! 80$ for 13... More 

Thank reg v
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We stopped here for lunch - we're pretty big tamale fans. We had the lunch special and were so impressed by the value - $4 for 2 tamales (choice of 3 fillings), rice and beans. The tamales were so-so...a bit skinnier than we're used to, and a higher meat-to-masa ratio than I would have liked, but generally, for the price,... More 

Thank julesmay
Clinton Township, Michigan
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274 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Made a special stop to Evie's to pick up 4 dozen tamales and sauce! Well worth the drive from the burbs. If you're looking for authentic Mexican look no farther. Evie's is the place! 12/$9 freshly made!

Thank Bowling_Guru
Flat Rock, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Excellent tamales always. I have been going there for over 20 years and always great! I have never dined in got them to go.

Thank perrykusnierz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3454 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216-1634
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-843-5056

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?