Located in the Hunts Point neighborhood of The Bronx, City Tamale is a beloved neighborhood destination for handmade tamales and authentic Mexican fare. Helmed by USA-born, Mexico-raised Israel Veliz, since he opened the restaurant in January 2016. City Tamale sells over 2,000 tamales -- savory and sweet! -- each week. Ingredients are sourced directly from Mexico and supplemented with fresh produce from the nearby Hunts Points Market.
While traditional tamales, like the constantly popular cheesy jalapeno tamale and the tamales in mole, are a main draw at City Tamale, 29-year-old Veliz is also known for his innovative tamale creations, like an elote-inspired Flaming Hot Cheetos tamale, an autumnal pumpkin spice tamale or the totally over the top deep fried Oreo tamale ala mode.
1316 Oak Point Avenue