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hot tamale

Mexican, Southwestern
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67 Main St, Canton, NY 13617-2229
+1 315-386-3333
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Canton, New York
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Hot Tamale is a mid line mexican eatery. Better than eating at Taco Bell by far, but lacking the authentic feel that The Cactus Bar & Grill provides. Hot Tamale does have seating for customers but they do not have a bar. Hot Tamale will deliver which is a big bonus as The Cactus does not. Staff are friendly... More 

Thank Heather W
Malone, New York
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food here is delicious--and you get a lot for your money. You choose your own meats/cheeses/toppings, like at a Subway. However, there are so many options to choose from, and so much food! They even have kid sized meals. The only down side I can see is there is only one bathroom, and it is small, so large groups... More 

Thank BKZK
Tupper Lake, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Let me start by stating that not all Hot Tamales are the same. We are fans of the one in Potsdam, so when the opportunity presented itself we decided to have dinner at the Canton branch. It was hard to believe that the two restaurants are part of the same company. Looking back, we should have turned around and left... More 

Thank DeVirgeles
Colton, New York
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

this is a good choice for lunch or dinner; friendly staff; good menu items to choose from; parking in front or behind building.

Thank RickTickCanton_NY
Canton, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Nice Mexican food! Build your own!If you like Mexican but something's you don't like, this is the place to go and get it made the way you like!

Thank JulieN13680
Dover, New Jersey
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Cafeteria style burritos and bowls. Pick a meat, veggies, eat. The place could do a lot more with decor if they're gonna call themselves Hot Tamale. A bit pricey.

Thank Ski361
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2015

great service and cheap, good food. their daily specials are always a nice twist. only down side is a tip jar but thats more against the owner not paying enough

Thank dale m
Rensselaer Falls, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2015

when we went to hot tamale we got good food and found the staff to be friendly. I love the taco salad.

Thank K3llyss
New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The food is always fresh and plentiful. It's nice to have this as an option in town. It's a little cold in the winter, so dress warmly.

Thank JFSassyJan
Cocoa Beach
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

This was a great alternative to fast food on our way through Canton. Like another reviewer said, there's isn't much in terms of atmosphere, and the place could use a good dusting in the corners and shelves, but the food fair outweighed the cleanliness. Everything was fresh, made to order and quite tasty! Will be stopping again!

Thank Jamie Z

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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
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Main St, Canton, NY 13617-2229
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  St. Lawrence County  >  Canton
  • Phone Number: +1 315-386-3333

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