The famous tamale shop in Dallas is moving its digs. Look for la Popular to move to its sister restaurant, Peak and Elm located at 123 N. Peak in East Dallas this February. The lease at 5004 Columbia is up and rather than renew the owners decided to consolidate locations.
The Peak location is home to Peak and Elm, which is a popular Mexican restaurant. The Moreno family is expanding the kitchen to make room for the tamale assembly line, and will continue to offer tamales for pick up as they have done in the past at the Columbia shop.
I grabbed some tamales from la Popular this past weekend to enjoy through the holidays (oh, they make awesome last minute gifts) and conjured up this dish of breakfast tamales this morning. I think a grating of fresh cheddar, or a sprinkling of queso fresco would be in order, too.
La Popular will continue selling their tamales on Christmas and New Years Eve on a first come basis, and have already discontinued taking orders. Early bird it. They also carry tamales at their Farmers Market location in Shed 2.