Tellez Tamales & Barbacoa

San Antonio
Mexican Restaurant

Tellez is San Antonio’s worst kept secret for heaping, homemade stuffed tamales. The chicken and pork fillings are savory, tangy, and well-balanced, but the fan-favorite is the Jalapeño Pork that adds a tolerable kick to the corn-based Latin American delicacy. You can also order breakfast tacos (made with fresh tortillas), lunch plates that range from tamales to enchiladas, and barbacoa (tender barbecue-style beef) by the pint. Locals know you don’t come for the atmosphere... the red plastic tables are crammed amongst the hordes of drooling customers between the white cinderblock walls of this cafeteria-esque locale. Pro-tip: call and order ahead so you don’t have to wait in the perpetually long line.

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