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Who Makes The Best Tamales in New Orleans?

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 Downtown tamale favorite, Holly's Tamales
Downtown tamale favorite, Holly's Tamales
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Let's talk about one of New Orleans' favorite specialties, one that's still reasonably unknown to folks who don't live here. Tamales. The Crescent City and surrounding areas are home to some of the finest tamales around, with the New Orleans style hot tamale seemingly perfected by the iconic Manuel's Tamales and Mamita Hernandez. Today, there's many places serving up tamales in New Orleans, from high brow restaurants to food carts.

For today's Friday Open Thread Eater wants to know who makes the best tamales in New Orleans? Bonus points for all the details including price, meat or vegetarian filling, quality of service, and all dat. Tell us the best tamales in greater New Orleans and we'll do the mapping.

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