The Tamale House started in 2008 and is family owned and operated.
Starting the business in Farmers Markets we have now opened our first restaurant in Tigard.
We specialize in high quality homemade tamales. We only use the fresh ingredients for our tamales, tacos and burritos.
Our tortillas are all made in our own kitchen.
Our restaurant always strives for the best quality on food and service.
Tamale house has become a favorite restaurant for many diners we hope you'll come find out why.
The Tamale House
The Tamale House is anything but fancy. But what the small, family-run restaurant lacks in refinement it makes up for with freshly made food served with a smile. Owners Tony and Magdalena Jump opened the restaurant about six months ago and say they hope to spread the word about tamales by offering tamale-making classes in the near future.
The chow: Standard Mexican fare. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tostadas, chiles rellenos and four types of tamales: cheese and jalapeño; pork cooked in a traditional red sauce; chicken prepared with a traditional mild green sauce; and a very tasty barbecue pork ($2 each). A good tamale should be moist and tender, and the barbecue pork -- with a tangy sauce that goes surprisingly well with the masa (dough) for a twist on the dish -- and the more traditional pork live up to expectations. The chicken was a little on the dry side but that was easily forgiven one bite into a taco wrapped in a freshly made tortilla. The carne asada (steak) taco ($2.95) is large and delicious. Refried beans add a nice extra layer of flavor and enhance the chicken tostada ($3.75), which is big enough to be considered a meal. Click hear to read more....