Tamales, tamales, tamales!
The tamale is not a Oaxacan dish it is a Mesoamerican dish that dates back up to 8000 years BC and was used as a portable source of food for the armies and hunters of the pre-Hispanic cultures. Tamales are very popular in Oaxaca however and you will see a lot of them so we have included this entry. Also the mole negro tamale is 100% Oaxacan, though it is cooked in banana leaves rather than maize corn husks.
Tamales are normally served with chili sauce to taste and come in lots of varieties, pretty much anything that you can roll up in maize dough and steam. While you are in Oaxaca you must try at least one variety of Tamale and we recommend the mole negro tamale.
Follow this link for further information about tamales.
Should you have more to add on this subject or if you have noticed a mistake why not let us know by leaving a comment via the form below? Future users of the site will appreciate your input and time.
The Things to do in Oaxaca Team ☺
Go back to Oaxaca’s Dishes
Leave your comments here:
Submit your review