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Pepe's Tamales

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1228 McRae Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925-7502
+1 915-591-7949
07:00 - 18:00
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Small array of selections (take-out only, I think), but the two varieties we sampled -- chicken, and pork -- were both generously filled (much more filling than masa) and tasty. Definitely worth a repeat visit, because the offerings vary, day to day. We'll be back.

Thank Toreadorable
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

So I bought tamales for the office on Candelaria day. It was about 30 tamales red, green and rajas. I loved them and my coworkers loved them! I was there at 6:30am and by 6:50 am they opened the doors and 4 more people were waiting like me quick service, and great vale. I had very high expectations because of... More 

1 Thank Cheo C
El Paso, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Went there today for the first time. Got a dozen and a half tamales for my coworkers. Red, green, and cheese is what i ordered. They weren't bad at all. I like them as well as my coworkers. We all agreed there are better but these wern't bad. They weren't overtly spicy but had the right amount of kick to... More 

Thank Kirk10100
McKinney, Texas
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

My wife introduced me to to Pepe's 15 years ago. Since then I've made several 200 mile detours to get a few dozen to bring home and freeze

Thank ftoothman
Orange, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Friendly service, good prices, authentic and delicious tamales and menudo. I would recommend to everyone.

Thank bhurt22
Artesia, New Mexico
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181 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I hope to visit El Paso again soon so I can buy more. I tried both Red and Green and was wholly satisfied with both, with a slight preference for the green.

Thank NMandBeyond
El Paso, Texas
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I have been visiting Pepe's Tamales for over 30 years. In all that time, I have never recieved bad tamales or menudo and don't understand some other reviewers comments. Sometimes the tamales are better than others for my taste but overall, excellent! The masa is always good and not too dry like some tamales can be. The red chile pork... More 

Thank Pat B
1 review
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Green chile w/ cheese are pretty good, but red pork tamales are not that good. El sabor de la masa era un poco amarga (sour); tasted as if they had put lemon in it. They're a little expensive. Plus, they only take cash. It was ok for one time, not buying there anym more. :/

Thank Kreysand
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

these are some of the best tamales I have ever had... every time I visit el paso I make two trips to pepe's... one when I first arrive and the second is when I leave so I can take a couple of dozen home... they are a little expensive but I dont mind paying for good quality food.... dont take... More 

1 Thank Jonzey J
El Paso, Texas
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013 via mobile

Heard of pepes tamales before Sunday morning and want a menudo? I practically can walk there But oh oh.... Not good. The menudo was flavorless Expensive for what is. Honestly all my expectations went down the road will never go back. Sorry

2 Thank ponchoiram

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Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 16:00
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  • Address: 1228 McRae Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925-7502
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: +1 915-591-7949

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