Now that Halloween is over we're in full holiday mode in the Borderland! Find out where to get the best tamales in the area for your family gathering. Tamales are a staple for holiday celebrations and many places sin town boast about having the best tamales out there. We've asked a group of foodies in El Paso where they believe the best tamales are located in the Sun City and they did not disappoint. Here are the foodie-approved best tamales spots in El Paso for the holidays:

2200 North Piedras Street
Open Monday-Sunday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

"Asadero cheese with Hatch green chile "rajas" is my fav & chicken with green chile are juicy good. They are not huge bulky dry masa- nicely balanced masa and juicy meat. the green chile chicken tamales are the f*cking bomb!"

Valentine's Bakery
11930 Pizasso Drive
530 South Yarborough
Open 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

While the name makes you believe they would only be serving breads and sweets you are wrong! Valentine's Bakery is also known for its delicious tamales and with two locations in town, Valentine's is an easy decision.

Pepe's Tamales
9530 Viscount
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Closes at 2 p.m. weekends

Tamales people say are the "best in town" and "worth the drive" are located at Pepe's. The tamales are said to be spicy, tasty, full of flavor and made fresh. Another thing people were impressed by was the amazing customer service they receive at Pepe's. The owner is described as friendly and welcoming to guests and a main reason people keep returning.

Tamales Lupitas
6860 Doniphan Drive
Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., open at 6 a.m.m weekends

Customers have raved the tamales are the best in the Southwest and others agree. During the holidays, the line at Lupitas wraps around the building and well into the parking lot. Expect to be waiting for your order for the holidays but it will be worth it when you finally get to taste them!

La Tapatia
8941 Old Country Drive
Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Closes 6 p.m. Saturday

"They have red and green and oooooh lemme tell you they're delicious but you have to either go early or call early to reserve cause they run out!" "Tamales made from scratch! They prepare the corn, the chile, and actual tamales make each tamal by hand. They sell the traditional pork (and) green chile with chicken version that are a symphony of flavor"

And just because you don't have a storefront, that doesn't mean your tamales can't make this list! Here are some tamales sellers that got quite a few recommendations, even though they aren't located in a restaurant.

Check out our parking lot tamales seller below:

  • Food City Grocery store parking lot tamales lady (across from Fox Plaza)
  • Big 8 on George Dieter (think its a Food King now) tamales lady
  • Walgreens on Piedras tamale guy

Any places we missed?

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