La Popular For Your Holiday Tamales (Enter to Win 10 Dozen!)

tamaleby Steven Doyle

La Popular is one of the most respected tamale makers in Dallas and for a good reason. The tamale continually makes the top of any best tamale list since they opened in 1984. This year they streamlined their operations moving their flagship location to its sister restaurant, Peak and Elm located at 123 N. Peak in East Dallas.

The Peak location is home to Peak and Elm, which is a popular Mexican restaurant. The Moreno family expanded 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 years past.  

We asked owner Jesse Moreno Sr. what the secret to a great tamale and he explained,”It’s got to be the love. Really, we use the best ingredients and make these each by hand. You just can’t get any better than that, and we do this because we sincerely love our clientele. We are part of this community and want everyone to enjoy what we do here”.

Tamale sales extend through out the year but La Popular will do 90% of its business in one week.


To make the tamales they start off by grinding our own corn to make the masa and spread that to the corn husks soaked over night. La Popular does a traditional pork, pork and jalapeno, beef, chicken, and are one of the few that started doing a vegetarian and vegan tamale for their customers. They also do a bean and also a rajas tamale. The masa is gluten-free and low in fat since they use corn oil instead of lard. These are a few of the reasons their tamales have been so popular. That, and they taste incredibly good.


If you would like to try your hand at making your own tamales you may purchase a kit that includes masa and the proper husks. You will also receive some excellent advice. But for the rest of us that prefer the convenience of a delicious tamale we need to order them right away as not to be left out in the cold for our holiday fetes.

To win 10 dozen fresh and delicious tamales from La Popular, merely make a comment below. We will pick a winner at random Thursday, December 10th at the end of the business day. Good luck and Feliz Navidad!


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39 responses to “La Popular For Your Holiday Tamales (Enter to Win 10 Dozen!)

  1. Nicole T

    Viva La Popular! I want some tamales…YUM

  2. ellie pope

    Love your tamales!

  3. Milton Smartt

    Best tamales!!

  4. Unfortunately, I have not had these YET! I’m on my way in that direction this week. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Michelle

    L❤️VE tamales would love to share them too

  6. Tamale season is a go!

  7. Love and La Popular!!!

  8. Rho

    Tamales! Get in my belly!

  9. Andrew kelley

    Yum! I love me some tamales on Christmas.

  10. giantsis

    I’ve never had tamales at Christmas – I’m not from here. But it sounds like a tasty tradition to start!

  11. I would love to have tamales. It’s so hard to find a good, fresh made tamales, plus it would be a great early Birthday present for me !

  12. greg r

    10 dozen tamales sounds great

  13. Big Kahuna

    Would love to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas by eating 10 dozen tamales!

  14. Suzie

    Love Popular ❤️ And yummy Popular tamales ❤️

  15. 10 dozen tamales would make a lot of great Christmas gifts

  16. Tamales are my favorite food in the whole world, so good!

  17. Cindy

    Would love to try La Popular tamales!

  18. Peter D Urrutia

    Love me some La Popular tamales !!!

  19. Skippy


  20. Sarah

    Save me from cooking!! I’ll even share.

  21. Todd Heatly

    I am from Sydney Australia and have never tasted a Tamale… What better way to start than with the best!

  22. Chris

    I wonder how many tamales I could eat at one time.

  23. Lindsay


  24. Julia B

    Looks delicious!

  25. Julia

    Yum! I want!

  26. Jeanne Reyer

    Thank you for offering a great chance to win tamales!

  27. Jennifer Laughlin

    Wouldn’t be Christmas without TAMALES!!!!

  28. Cindy Ethridge

    I so miss them & their drive thru window at their old location

  29. Kelli Simmons

    It’s not Christmas if you don’t have good tamales!

  30. Moira Fulton

    Feliz Navidad!!! Pick me pick me!!!

  31. Melinda Watkins

    Our Christmas Eve dinner will be tamales…would be awesome to win the best! Pick me?

  32. Tamales are my favorite thing about Christmas! Gracias, La Popular, for keeping this tradition going!

  33. Pecca Kauitzsch

    Just had these tamales for the first time for Thanksgiving, and we loved them!

  34. OMG custom talames! How about pork belly, rabbit, duck, or some vegan options?

  35. Gregory D.

    Love tamales!

  36. Gil

    Love me some of them La Popular Tamales for the Halledays!

  37. 10 Dozen would cure my Tequila Flu from last night !
    It is considered a medial need so let me win.

  38. Rachel Trahan

    I would love to savor these tamales and freeze the the rest!

    Thank you!

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