Lucy's Tamale Factory

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In a Nutshell

Masa and shredded meats are rolled by hand to cook up award-winning pork, chicken, and jalapeño-and-cheese tamales

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr advance pre-order required. Subject to availability. Not valid on Thanksgiving. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

$149 for a 50-person party tray ($340 value), which includes:

  • 50 tamales
  • 50 servings of refried beans
  • 50 servings of rice
  • 50 servings of chips and salsa<p>

$279 for a 100-person party tray ($680 value), which includes:

  • 100 tamales
  • 100 servings of refried beans
  • 100 servings of rice
  • 100 servings of chips and salsa<p>

Choose from a menu of pork, chicken, jalapeño-and-cheese, sweet, or corn tamales.<p>

Lucy’s Tamale Factory

The windows of the tiny, tucked-away Lucy’s Tamale Factory remain perpetually fogged. Inside, Lucy and her staff of cooks dart from stovetop to stovetop, steaming massive pots of traditional Mexican tamales—fluffy, authentic cornmeal street fare filled with chicken, pork, or jalapeño. The cooks mix masa and shred meats to craft the treats, winners of numerous awards across the U.S., which emulate the tamales Lucy’s family has made for generations in Durango, Mexico. Their hard work has paid off; their classic handheld delights with no preservatives have earned accolades from festivals and fares across the US. Patrons bustle in and out of their shop to order the tamales individually or by the dozen for special events such as large parties or events where people are required to construct their own hats out of cornhusks.

Customer Reviews

Excellent food, service and great place for Catering. Feed a party of 25 easily. Everyone complimented the food!!
Tim J. · November 26, 2013
Excellent tasting - great for work parties
Kim R. · November 25, 2013
Excellent tamales with light airy masa. I ordered a full dinner for 25 people and everyone loved it
Katherine R. · September 25, 2016
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