Tamales at Christmas time are a tradition at my home, and while many families come together around the holiday to make them, we prefer to take the easy way out and buy them.

Fortunately, El Paso is a big tamal town and there are plenty of places that make tamales as good as any abuelita.

Which of those places makes the best tamales, however, is a debate that will never be settled. But after posing the question to our listeners and Facebook fans, I can at least point you in the direction of the five top vote-getters. Now, as far as the red or green debate, well, that’s easy – a dozen of both, of course!

Here, in no particular order, are the Top 5 Best Places to buy your Christmas tamales:

  • Tamales Lupita

    6860 Doniphan Dr., (915) 877-2208

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  • Gussies Tamales & Bakery

    2200 N. Piedras St., (915) 566-8209

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  • Doña Lupita Tamales

    13431 Montana Ave., Ste. A, (915) 921-8111

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  • Pepe's Tamales

    9530 Viscount Blvd #1F, (915) 591-7949

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  • La Tapatia

    8941 Old County Drive, (915) 859-9616

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