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Tamale Festival ~ Downtown Los Angeles


Mmmmmmmnnnn…though we’re Taco people, we rocked the tamale festival, right on the border of the a-maize-ing installation It’s Not A Cornfield (we don’t actually know if it’s that cool but couldn’t resist the pun). Tamale vendors came out from all over Cali, though mostly representing the south. In addition to the normal carnival games and handcrafts being sold, were a contest for the best tamale, cooking classes and an eating contest. Some of our favorites included amongst the 100+ vendors, representing tamales from Mexico, Cuba and Costa Rica among other countries, was Mom’s Tamales from Pasadena and El Pavo from Monterrey. We had just about everything we wanted there, except more room in our bellies.

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