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Let’s Hear it for the Boy!

EaterPDX quotes Andrea Damewood from the Mercury. See what else she has to say us. Read More  

By | May 22nd, 2014|Press|0 Comments

The Oregonian Falls For Our Oaxacan Tamales & Hangout Factor

Hangout factor: Tamale Boy nails the high-low aesthetic of contemporary Portland dining. There are metal chairs, succulents in pots on the tables and a fantastic full-wall mural of the Mayan goddess Mayahuel juxtaposed with hand-painted wooden signs and an illuminated menu over the counter that would look right at home in a ‘60s drive-thru. The [...]

By | May 14th, 2014|Media, News, Press|0 Comments

Real Food Traveler

Thank you for the kind review Real Food Traveler!  "Soltero is one of those folks you like to see succeed. He’s involved in Portland’s strong Latino community from several directions. He donated a portion of their entire first month’s proceeds to the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber. He brought in Portland friends and musicians, Joaquin Lopez and Edna [...]

By | May 2nd, 2014|Press|0 Comments

The Examiner Says It’s Patio Time at Tamale Boy!

The patio is shady in the late afternoon as the sun sets. There are patio umbrellas to hide under when the sun is high. It's a great place for children to play, for people to relax and enjoy a cerveza and to have a marvelous Tamale Boy meal." Thanks, Examiner, for the Tamale Boy love! [...]

By | May 1st, 2014|Media, New Restaurant!, News, Press|0 Comments

JupiterPDX Features Tamale Boy!

"Experience PDX – Tamale Boy Food Cart & Restaurant. Portland's favorite food truck opened up their first brick & mortar featuring gluten, dairy and GMO free tamales." Read the Full Story

By | April 22nd, 2014|Media, New Restaurant!, News, Press|0 Comments

Eater PDX Shows Off the Inside of Tamale Boy’s Brick & Mortar

"Here now, a look inside the 35-seat space: Los Angeles-based artist Steven Lopez just wrapped up work on the sprawling dining-room mural, which depicts the Mayan goddess Mayahuel, and after ordering at the counter (whose overhead menu was inspired by the look of a vintage lunch counter), guests can settle in at a long, central communal table, [...]

By | April 6th, 2014|New Restaurant!, News, Press|0 Comments

Hot! Hot! Hot! Eater PDX Heatmap Lists Tamale Boy As #3

"After years operating a mobile food cart and catering company (under the name Mayahuel Catering), Jaime "Tamale Boy" Soltero has opened a brick-and-mortar tamale spot serving both banana leaf and cornhusk tamales. The menu keeps it simple: fillings are slow-simmered and flavorful, with plates accented by refried beans and pickled onions." Read the Full Story

By | April 4th, 2014|New Restaurant!, News, Press|0 Comments

Jen Tells All $2 Bill Hoarders to Head to Tamale Boy

"Note to $2 bill hoarders: if you need somewhere to offload them, this is it—mini versions of all tamales are $2, sweet tamales are $2, sides of frijoles puercos and esquites are $2, and the aguas frescas are $2, also making this the frugal grazer’s utopia." - Under the Table with Jen. Thanks for the [...]

By | March 21st, 2014|New Restaurant!, News, Press|0 Comments

Food Carts Portland Shares Our New B & M Location

We may have a brick and mortar restaurant now, but Tamale Boy won't ever forget its roots! Our food truck is still up and running on a regular schedule. Here, Portland Food Carts shares the news about our new home: Read the Full Story

By | March 18th, 2014|New Restaurant!, News, Press|0 Comments

The Examiner Says Our Local Ingredients Enhances Tamale Boy’s Food

  "Tamale Boy pays attention to what is good for you. Many ingredients are locally sourced. Some are marked gluten free and others, Vegan. This isn't the standard fatty Mexican-American fare you are used to. Think fresh, lower in calories and healthy." - Elizabeth Rose, Examiner. Read the Full Story

By | March 16th, 2014|New Restaurant!, News, Press|0 Comments