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Old 12-31-2017, 01:54 PM   #1
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My wife is watching on social dismedia about these tamales. Gov Abbot is throwing around he gets his tamales from there as well.

School me on these. They that good or hype? South Texas folks chime in.
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:05 PM   #2
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The real deal...been eating them since I was kid & she had her one little hole in the wall in south McAllen. A true success story. They are all now produced at the head quarters in San Juan I think & distributed to the restaurants with most of them located in the mid to upper valley. I am told they all ship frozen & then warmed on site. How she has been able to maintain the same quality from a tiny home made beginning to mass production is impressive.


I don't know how many dozen I deliver up to Alice for my co-workers during the holidays.

You can get them shipped up your way frozen...warm them up in a steamer. Some say a pressure cooker works very well.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:53 PM   #3
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They are good, every time I head to the valley I load up my ice chest to bring home


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Old 12-31-2017, 05:02 PM   #4
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meh....i prefer ho-made....
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:03 PM   #5
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anybody have Delia's Tamales contact info
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:06 PM   #6
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Not bad but definitely not better than my mommas
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:07 PM   #7
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I was born in McAllen and I can vouch for them, tan sabrosos! But my wife ruined me with that kind. Now all we eat is tamales de Oaxaca
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:07 PM   #8
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Every trip to the valley includes a visit to Delia's. Don't even try to go during the holidays though. Armed guards will keep anyone from entering the store that doesn't have a receipt showing you've prepaid for your tamales. They are the best I've had. Their cream cheese and jalapeño tamales are the best in my humble opinion. All of them are good though. It's about time we take another trip down to the valley to visit friends, and Delia's.
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:09 PM   #9
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https://www.deliastamales.com
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:13 PM   #10
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meh....i prefer ho-made....
Nothing like the ones made by ho's
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:15 PM   #11
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:17 PM   #12
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The real deal...been eating them since I was kid & she had her one little hole in the wall in south McAllen. A true success story. They are all now produced at the head quarters in San Juan I think & distributed to the restaurants with most of them located in the mid to upper valley. I am told they all ship frozen & then warmed on site. How she has been able to maintain the same quality from a tiny home made beginning to mass production is impressive.


I don't know how many dozen I deliver up to Alice for my co-workers during the holidays.

You can get them shipped up your way frozen...warm them up in a steamer. Some say a pressure cooker works very well.
You need to point me in the right direction next dove season. Love me some tamales
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:28 PM   #13
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They are at the top of my list. The green Chile chicken are amazing. Delia’s is always a must stop when I go to Valley for work.
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:41 PM   #14
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Does the pork drip that beautiful orange grease that taste so good?
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:17 PM   #15
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What gives the tamales the flavor is the cheeks from the hog head. I’ve tried so many tamales that are out there and I still can’t say that any of them beats my moms tamales.
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:19 PM   #16
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Does the pork drip that beautiful orange grease that taste so good?


Yessir!!

Delia’s are definitely legit and **** hard to beat. They are must anytime I go to the Valley.


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Old 12-31-2017, 06:23 PM   #17
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Yessir!!

Delia’s are definitely legit and **** hard to beat. They are must anytime I go to the Valley.


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Ahh, it's been so long since I've had the real deal. Gotta save this thread.
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:37 PM   #18
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They're so good I don't mind driving to McAllen from Port Mansfield to get ten dozen.

Of course that gives us a chance to stop at Arturo's and have the cabrito

Best I have ever had; the tamales and Arturo's cabrito.
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:23 PM   #19
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They're decent if you can't get tamales homemade. I thought they'd be much better hearing all the hype about them.
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:44 PM   #20
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Try the chicken and cheese!! Delicious. All flavors taste good but chicken and cheese is the best
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:53 PM   #21
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Only ones better are the ones grandma makes.


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Old 12-31-2017, 08:21 PM   #22
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They're so good I don't mind driving to McAllen from Port Mansfield to get ten dozen.

Of course that gives us a chance to stop at Arturo's and have the cabrito

Best I have ever had; the tamales and Arturo's cabrito.
What town is Arturos in?
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:58 PM   #23
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My neighbors are from the valley and they bring us a couple dozen each trip they make. I just vacuum seal them and save for special occasions with company - not on my diet but I don't tell them They are good but honestly I don't see them being any better than Balderas tamales here in Cypress.

Now, if you want something from the valley that is not matched in Houston, get some legit Trevinos flour tortillas
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:08 PM   #24
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Every time we take a trip to the valley we bring back several dozen.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:15 PM   #25
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Based on the photos they are lacking in a couple of the most important areas.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:05 PM   #26
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Have any pics of her?
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Bobby brings home Delia's tamales everytime he works the border. They are yummy!!
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:23 PM   #28
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What town is Arturos in?
Arturo's is now in Weslaco, near Milanos...originally from Nuevo Progresso, but due to the border violence, many of the good eats SOTB are now state side. We get there at least every 3-4 weeks.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:26 PM   #29
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True, your mom's are the best!
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:27 PM   #30
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They are awesome. They don't skimp on fillings.
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:05 PM   #31
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Arturo's is now in Weslaco, near Milanos...originally from Nuevo Progresso, but due to the border violence, many of the good eats SOTB are now state side. We get there at least every 3-4 weeks.
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:42 PM   #32
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True, your mom's are the best!
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:28 PM   #33
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