The Tamale Place

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 19 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Kid Friendly + 3 more
87% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5226 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224 Directions

(317) 248-9771
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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2017

    Love this spot! Amazing tamales and other gf options. I do wish there were more seating but that is part of the charm, in a way.

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    5 ratingJune 02, 2017

    I eat here at least twice a month I love this place so much. I have never had a reaction (I'm super sensitive and normally notice within 5 minutes). The tamales tacos and nachos are delicious. Definitely give it a try.

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    5 ratingNovember 01, 2016

    The staff are knowledgeable about Celiacs and we have never had an issue. One of our favs!

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    5 ratingJune 07, 2016

    I have never eaten such delicious tamales!! I have been gluten and dairy free for 9 years now and felt perfectly safe eating here. I am very sensitive to cross contamination and had no issues. The portions were huge, the food was delicious and I didn't get sick - it was wonderful! My only complaint was that I live 5 hours away - if only we had a Tamale Place in Tennessee... On that note, be sure to read the story of how the restaurant came to be (on their website) - such an interesting story!

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    2 ratingMay 30, 2016

    The food was absolutely amazing, but within an hour of finishing dinner I started to have a reaction. I only ordered food that was marked as GF but there was definitely some cross-contamination. Delicious but not worth the pain...

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2015

    Had a tamale, chips and salsa without any issues. It was delicious!

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    5 ratingAugust 19, 2014

    I have lived and traveled all over the country. I missed the tamale's I used to eat in California and went here not expecting much. Not only was I so pleasantly surprised, my 12 year old LOVED his meal. We tried the Chicken Tamale in Green Sauce, The pork tamale in green sauce, the one with chocolate and nuts, their homemade chips and their fish tacos. EVERYTHING was GREAT. We spent $32 for 3 of us and took home over half of our meal because the portions were generous and filling. LOVE this place and will definitely return. We went to the one on the Southside of Indy. Wish there was one North or a bit closer to us, but we won't let that stop us from returning at some point. Everything was home made and there was a lot of variety. Hard to know what to order because they had so many choices. After eating their tamales and fish taco's, it will be impossible for me to make taco's with all the hard and processed shells out there. Now I'm spoiled and want fresh! Their salsa is excellent. I love HOT, and found that their hot salsa isn't just hot, but flavorful.

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    5 ratingMay 11, 2014

    Absolutely amazing! I'm from Texas...definitely wasn't expecting to find anything like this Indiana! Great food; almost everything is gluten free and I didn't get sick at all.

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    5 ratingFebruary 11, 2014

    I love this place! I have a gluten allergy and the Tamale Place is my go to place! Tamales, tacos, and nachos are all delicious!

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    5 ratingOctober 25, 2013

    Happy. Happy. Great tamales. Went in at 2pm in off hour and the place was busy. I had a lot of questions so I wasn't quick to order. Ask for a menu as it denotes items with non gf flour. All tamales are gf.

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    5 ratingSeptember 06, 2013

    Amazing food! The tamales are to die for and the tacos really hit the spot. I also suspect some gluten in the spices here, but otherwise delicious.

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    4 ratingDecember 06, 2012

    The food here was great! Very tasty and authentic. Only snag (and why i give four stars out if five) was my celiac girlfriend ordered a tortas. Yes, we know it's normally bread but they didn't have it marked on the menu as having wheat. She thought maybe they had a corn or some other type of bread. No, it's on a wheat breat. The girl who worked there looked at her like she was stupid. Of course it comes on bread. Yeah, but you don't have it marked corectly on your menu. BUT, the guy working there appologized and gave us another order of tamales! All and all, VERY good food.

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2012

    good food!! I got a tamale & a half order of nachos, I had so much food!! the cheese sauce is spicy & delicous. such a great meal, I will be back on my next visit to Indy.

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2012

    Had the chicken in green sauce tamale. Yummy! Wish I lived in Indy so I could eat here all the time!

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    5 ratingDecember 27, 2011

    Fabulous service and food! Menu items are clearly marked, and the staff understands allergies. Have eaten there over a dozen times and never had a reaction, with three gluten free people in the family!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
6:30 am - 9 pm
6:30 am - 9 pm
6:30 am - 9 pm
6:30 am - 9 pm
6:30 am - 9 pm
6:30 am - 9 pm
11 am - 5 pm
Tamale's are noted as GF on menus. Offerings change daily.

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