The Tamale King is an explosion of fresh, hand-made tamale goodness that has been ranked among the best Mexican food restaurants in the Highland Lakes since 1993. That's when Tim and Gina Chittim began selling tamales in the bars at night.
From there, they sold their homemade tamales from the back of a minivan and, since 2002, have made Mexican Food and tamales fresh daily from their restaurant at 15405 Texas 29 East in Buchanan Dam. The 7,000-square-foot Mexican restaurant features a full cantina with 16 different brands of tequila and, just as impressive, an array of domestic and imported beers.
It's New Mexican cuisine with Tex-Mex undertones, say the proud owners, adding that the Tamale King Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is "home of the best dam tamales" around. (That's dam, as in Buchanan Dam!)
Dedicated customers, who come back often, say they love the food and the atmosphere. "It's a great hangout for the entire family," said one fan from Marble Falls.
And while you will enjoy the unique decor, you can also get tamales to go for wherever your next destination may be (a lakeside park, picnic on a boat, romantic dinner at home).
There's much more on the Tamale King's extensive — and delicious — menu, which is why customers keep coming back for more of the best Mexican food in the Highland Lakes The variety and freshness of this Highland Lakes restaurant combine to keep customers happy.
There's also a Just for Kids menu to suit the little ones with tamales, tacos and baby burritos.
Visit the Tamale King Mexican Restaurant and Cantina at 15405 Texas 29 East in Buchanan Dam. Call (512) 793-2677 to find out more about the best — and freshest — Mexican food in Buchanan Dam, Burnet, Llano, Marble Falls, and the rest of the Highland Lakes.
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