Becoming a Tamale Connoisseur: Insider Tips for Ordering and Pairing Tamales at Delia’s

Delia’s is not just a tamale joint; it’s a destination for those seeking the ultimate tamale experience. With a menu bursting with flavor and variety, navigating the world of tamales can be an exciting adventure. Here are some insider tips for ordering and pairing tamales at Delia’s to elevate your dining experience.

Explore the Menu

Delia’s offers an array of tantalizing tamale flavors that are sure to please every palate. There’s something for everyone, from traditional pork tamales to innovative vegetarian options.

Fan-favorite flavors include:

  • Pork: Tender, juicy pork wrapped in a flavorful masa dough.
  • Chicken: Succulent shredded chicken seasoned to perfection.
  • Cheese and Jalapeño: Creamy cheese with a spicy kick of jalapeño.
  • Bean: Hearty and satisfying, perfect for vegetarians.
  • Sweet Cream: A delightful combination of sweet cream and masa.

Pair with Your Favorite Beverage

  • Margarita: The citrusy tang of a margarita complements the savory flavors perfectly.
  • Mexican Lager: Crisp and refreshing, a Mexican lager enhances the richness of pork or chicken tamales.
  • Sangria: The fruity sweetness of sangria pairs beautifully with the earthy flavors of bean tamales.’

You can also enjoy agua frescas at our location including Jamaica with floral notes of hibiscus that offer a refreshing contrast to spicy jalapeño tamales. Also try Horchata to sweeten your meal! 

Enhance with Sauces

No tamale feast is complete without an assortment of delicious sides and sauces to enhance the flavors. Delia’s offers a variety of sauces, from spicy salsa verde to tangy tomatillo salsa. For those looking to kick things up a notch, try making your sauces at home:

  • Spicy Chipotle Salsa: Blend chipotle peppers in adobo sauce with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and lime juice for a smoky and spicy salsa.
  • Creamy Avocado Salsa: Combine ripe avocados with cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño for a creamy and tangy sauce.
  • Tangy Tomatillo Salsa: Roast tomatillos, onions, and garlic until charred, then blend with cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño for a tangy salsa verde.

Add Savory Sides

Complement your meal with various savory sides that add depth and texture to your meal. Some delicious options include:

  • Mexican Street Corn: Grilled corn on the cob smothered in mayo, cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime juice.
  • Refried Beans: Creamy and comforting, refried beans are the perfect accompaniment to tamales.
  • Nopales Salad: Light and refreshing, cactus salad is a delicious side dish that balances the richness of tamales.
  • Grilled Vegetables: Seasonal vegetables grilled ideally provide a healthy and flavorful side option.

Save Room for Dessert

Indulge your sweet tooth with Delia’s delectable dessert flavors, perfect for rounding out your meal on a sweet note. Pair these irresistible treats with:

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate: Rich and indulgent, Mexican hot chocolate is the perfect pairing for chocolate dessert tamales.
  • Tres Leches Cake: Creamy and moist, tres leches cake complements the sweetness of fruit-filled dessert tamales.
  • Churros: Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, churros are a classic Mexican dessert that pairs perfectly with cinnamon dessert tamales.
  • Flan: Smooth and creamy, flan is a decadent dessert that pairs beautifully with caramel-filled dessert tamales.

Order with Delia’s Tamales

Ordering and pairing at Delia’s is an experience to be noticed. With a diverse menu of flavorful tamales and various beverages, sauces, side, and dessert options, you can create a customized dining experience that satisfies all your cravings. So come down to Delia’s and embark on a culinary journey that celebrates Mexican cuisine’s rich flavors and traditions.

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