Order Tamales Online & Try the Rich Veracruzano Tamales


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At Delia’s you can enjoy a variety of specialty tamale flavors all year round, when you order tamales online! Our spotlight this week is the veracruzano tamale! While tamales are a staple across Mexico, each region offers its unique twist on this traditional dish. Among these, the tamales from Veracruz, known as “tamales veracruzanos,” stand out for their distinct flavors. Delia’s veracruzano tamale is light, fluffy, and filled with juicy meat! Learn more about the cultural impact below! 

The Essence of Veracruzano Tamales

Veracruz, a state on the eastern coast of Mexico, boasts a culinary landscape influenced by its indigenous heritage, Spanish colonization, and African and Caribbean inputs. This melting pot of cultures is evident in Veracruzano Tamale typically wrapped in banana leaves instead of the more familiar corn husks used in other regions. The use of banana leaves imparts a unique flavor and keeps them moist and tender during the steaming process.

Ingredients and Variations

Veracruzano Tamale are known for their diverse fillings, which can range from savory to sweet. Common fillings include pork, chicken, or beef, often stewed in rich, complex sauces like mole or salsa roja. Given Veracruz’s coastal location, seafood is also a popular choice, with shrimp or fish tamales offering a taste of the sea.

One of the standout features of Veracruzano Tamale is the masa or dough. Made from corn, the masa is typically infused with lard or vegetable shortening, giving it a rich and fluffy texture.

Cultural Significance

These are more than just a delicious meal; they symbolize community and tradition. They are often made for special occasions and celebrations, such as Christmas, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and family gatherings. Making tamales is typically a communal activity, with family members and friends coming together to share the labor-intensive work, reinforcing bonds and creating cherished memories.

Enjoying Veracruzano Tamale

They are best enjoyed fresh from one of our seven locations, or resteamed if you purchased them frozen online. Accompany them by a hot cup of atole or champurrado, traditional Mexican beverages flavored with chocolate or fruit. The combination of the warm, hearty tamales and the comforting drinks creates a profoundly satisfying culinary experience.

Enjoy with an Agua Fresca

Quench your thirst with a delightful selection of aguas frescas while you savor the authentic flavors of our Veracruzano Tamale at Delia’s. Dive into our refreshing aguas frescas, such as

●      Melon

●      Piña

●      Mango

●      Limonada

●      Jamaica

●      Horchata

Order Tamales Online

Indulge in the essence of Veracruz at Delia’s Tamales, where each bite of their authentic Veracruzano Tamale is a journey to the heart of Mexican culinary tradition. Delia’s invites you to savor the flavors like never before. 

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