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Tamale Factory and Tequila Bar

4.1

2816 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 353-5277
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Photo of Thay Ravi Subramaniam Thay Ravi Subramaniam
May 10, 2019 5

This is Mexican restaurant with a very friendly staff. The menu is quite elaborate and has a few vegetarian items. The portion sizes are on the "fuller" side, so be aware. I tried the Chili Relleno and it was delicious. The margaritas were great also. Enjoy

Photo of Leroy Kelley Leroy Kelley
May 16, 2019 5

Tamale Factory is an excellent place for delicious Mexican food and they have wonderful drink specials everyday. I really enjoy the atmosphere that they have created there. I can't wait to have one of those delicious tacos and tamales.

Photo of Amanda Canter Amanda Canter
Mar 30, 2019 5

The food was really delicious. Also had the Honey Bee cocktail and it was perfect. The staff was very top notch. I will definitely come back.

Photo of Jason Lazarus Jason Lazarus
Jun 14, 2019 4

I haven’t eaten here but the cocktails are great! I’m a big fan of mezcal and I rarely see it anywhere outside of Mexico. This place has three different kinds! Classic cocktails, seasonal cocktails and tequilas straight up or with a sangrita chaser. Mexican fare and outdoor seating.

Photo of David Hance David Hance
Jun 25, 2019 5

A potentially great experience soured by being understaffed and poorly managed. The poor woman working by herself had to manage all the orders by herself and deal with the constantly malfunctioning draft lines. If I were the owner I’d pay for more help to have this place run properly. *Edit* I was pleased to see the response below and I understand this wasn’t their status quo. I’ll come back again as the atmosphere was great and the food superb.

Photo of Joanie Ferguson Joanie Ferguson
Jun 30, 2019 5

Wow! Tamale Factory serves superb, fresh Mexican food, all made from scratch, including the crema and fresh condiments. They have great beer on tap and my margarita was delicious, refreshing and expertly prepared.

Photo of Ashley Shan Ashley Shan
Nov 21, 2018 5

Lovely decor, amazing service, the best quesadillas I’ve had, and the tamales are to die for. Frozen margaritas were legit too. Can’t believe I didn’t discover this gem before!

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Oct 27, 2018 4

Really enjoyed this place. Definitely more expensive than many other Mexican restaurants, but they pay attention to the details with the food and it shows. If you are expecting Torreros, it is higher end and you pay for it. Service is exceptionally friendly and welcoming as well. It also has a nice cozy feel to it, but I will say it is kind of a pain to get to because of its location on the side of the building without parking. If you didn't know where it was, it would make it tough just to find. And, they need to think about doing something about the floor when it rains as it is a lawsuit waiting to happen. All this said, the food is really good and I felt worth the money. The pinto beans were some of the best beans I have ever eaten. I am not a tamale expert, but they were great too. We pretty much loved everything we got minus the corn appetizer which was ok.

Photo of Michael Pendergraft Michael Pendergraft
Sep 23, 2018 4

Tamales are good but more artisan style aka "taste of." My wife is from AZ and prefers La Superior for more authentic comfort food tamales. That said, we fully enjoyed our meal, service was great, and appreciate the contribution to Durham food scene.