Tamales from Carniceria Camecuaro

I was pleasantly surprised yesterday when I picked up a half dozen tamales for our lunch at Carniceria Camecuaro. I was expecting them to be in hojas de maiz (corn husks), but they were wrapped in banana leaves. These turned out to be estilo salvadoreño and were full of chicken & vegetables. Sort of like a chicken pot pie, but better.

Camecuaro

This is a block south of Independence, behind GRINGO LOCO #2

Here’s a series of photos of one of these tamales.

tamale 1

Just opened

Nearly done…

tamale 2

Muy sabroso.

The vegetables included corn, potato, carrots, & poblano chile. The banana leaf wrapper adds a different flavor to the tamale; it’s more earthy than the regular hoja de maiz wrapper.

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2 responses to “Tamales from Carniceria Camecuaro

  1. Carniceria Camecuaro makes good al pastor tacos. Lago Camecuaro is a lake in Michoacan. They have a nice mural inside in the dining area.

  2. I used to live up that way. I enjoy your blog.

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