If you like your tamales with some serious heat, head immediately to Umbrella Taco. The tiny shop on Melrose opened in October, and has since become a popular go-to taco and snack spot for hungry shoppers. That said, it’s chef Juan Catalan’s tamales that have our attention. He’s making three different kinds - tamal de puerco (pork shoulder in tomatillo sauce), tamal de pollo (chicken in Teloloapan mole), and a vegetarian offering as well. They’re all good, so just do what we do - get the trio for $9. Order ahead through their website.
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