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DIA DE LOS TAMALES

REVOLUTIONARY TAMALES MADE IN A CHEF DRIVEN, ECO-CONSCIOUS KITCHEN

 

Located in Pilsen, Dia De Los Tamales is a purveyor of Revolutionary Tamales from the mind of chef Keith Carlson.

Photos by matthew garza

ta·ma·le

/ta-‘mä-lē/

noun

A tamale (rendered into English from tamales, the plural of the Spanishtamal [taˈmal], from Nahuatltamalli /taˈmalːi/) is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa (a starchy dough, usually corn-based), which is steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. The wrapping is discarded before eating. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned.

Tamales have been traced back to the Ancient Maya people, who prepared them for feasts as early as the Preclassic period (1200–250 BC). Maya people called their corn tortillas and tamales both utah.

Tamales originated in Mesoamerica as early as 8000 to 5000 BC. Aztec and Maya civilizations, as well as the Olmecaand Tolteca before them, used tamales as portable food, often to support their armies, but also for hunters and travelers. Tamale use in the Inca Empire had been reported long before the Spanish visited the New World 

rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y

/revəˈlo͞oSHəˌnerē/

Adjective

-       involving or causing a complete or dramatic change.

-       constituting or bringing about a major or fundamental change  <a revolutionary new product>

 

Phone

312.496.3057

 

Location

939 W 18th St
at Sangamon
Chicago, IL  60608

 

Hours

T-Th 11a–9p
F-Sa 11a–10p
Su 11a–7p

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DAILY TAMALE MENU

SPECIALTY TAMALES

 
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Click on the link below to inquire about having Dia De Los Tamales cater your next event!

Looking for more than just our standard menu offerings? Check out our Rock-N-Roll catering division:

Get Off The Couch Catering!

312.496.3057 p

312.929.0305 f

info@GetOffTheCouchChicago.com