Rosie`s Tamale House in Austin

Rosie`s Tamale House in Austin
3.5 / 5
50 reviews

13436 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78738-3100, Austin

Overview

Cuisine
  • Mexican
  • Soutdwestern

Restaurant Hours

Monday

08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday

00:00 - 17:00

Friday

00:00 - 17:00

How much is a dozen of pork tamales???

11.99 a dozen

Review

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Rosie`s Tamale House
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Kirk Douglas
google
08.04.2021
4/5

I had the 6 tamales and chile. Pretty much what I expected. Back in time tex mex pork tamales smothered in brown sauce/chile. Not fancy, not surprisingly good, just reliable. My friend got taquitos. They were overcooked and the chicken was dry. The salsa is smooth, garlicky heat! Go here for the 1960's tex-mex experience. The music is great. Geoge Jones and old country standards, they know who their clientelle are. I swear I was looking for cigarette smoke! The staff were nice and the man at the counter jolly and talkative. Fun.

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Kristina Corbin
google
11.18.2018
4/5

Really enjoyed a Monday dinner here with friends and their extended family. There must have been 30 of us and they were very accommodating. Its byob. The server was incredible and and was right on top of the orders keeping the chips and drinks full. She had a great attitude for having to deal with such a huge party. The food is always delicious traditional TexMex. I only wish I could get by here more often but it's a 30 minute drive for me. Great place to take friends and drinks and sit back and visit.

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Lisa Rushing
google
11.02.2018
5/5

Their beef fajitas can't be beat! Beef fajitas are only available on Saturdays & Tuesday's. Great food affordable prices & it is BYOB!

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Humberto kardashian
google
09.17.2018
1/5

I tried a variety of the tacos and unfortunately they were all bad . No seasoning no flavor at all . The person and the register was not friendly at all . I do not recommend this place .

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Davian Jarvis
google
09.14.2018
5/5

Extraordinary vibes and very affable service. The meals were crisp and enchanting. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to others. Reasonable prices and generous portions. Keep up the great work.

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Clinton McNeil
google
06.10.2018
5/5

Great food and friendly people! Try the Carne Guisada!

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Ron McManus
google
05.07.2018
5/5

Forget about any upscale ambiance. You won't find it here. But, you will find the best, authentic Mexican food in Central Texas. No doubt about it.RMc

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Scott Waite
google
04.24.2018
1/5

It's my second time. Someone in charge is in cost cutting mode. 2 pieces of bacon does not mean 1 piece cut in half!! Lemons to cover up the chlorine smell of the water were all dried out. Flavorless beans from a can....."salsa" that's just watery tomatoes......watered down coffee. Never again.

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catfish slayer
google
04.20.2018
4/5

Good food great staff

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Kevin Alcorn
google
04.02.2018
5/5

Food is always excellent. Service always friendly. Food always fresh.price is always good.

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Sharona Rogers
google
03.17.2018
5/5

Tamales to die for. Chili gravy superb. Chips were awesome. Friendly service

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Rene Cameron
google
01.27.2018
5/5

I've eaten there my whole life. Back in the 70's my parents used to come to Austin to go deer hunting at Riemers ranch off 71 behind the Horseshoe cafe! Me and Peter have been friends for forever and will continue to do so! Love ya ROSIE'S TAMALE HOUSE!

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Alex de Leon
google
01.23.2018
1/5

The mexican food here is to be avoided at all costs. It is bad . No one in my party of 10 liked any of their food at all . plus the staff is not so friendly.

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U. Caveman Lawyer
google
01.11.2018
5/5

Still going strong with classic Tex Mex.

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Stephen Holbrook
google
11.06.2017
5/5

This place has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. A picture of me as a baby is still on the wall. They feel like family!!

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Benn ie
google
10.21.2017
5/5

I have been going to Rosies since I moved to Lakeway/bee cave. Can not recommend a better authentic and family run restaurant. 100 % would come here if you looking for a good meal

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Richard Escobedo
google
10.20.2017
1/5

Nasty and overpriced food. Taco bell is better.

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Denise Zelhart
google
08.27.2017
4/5

Great for families! Fresh authentic mexican, no alcoholic drinks though. Great service by friendly people!

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Billie Anissa
google
08.12.2017
1/5

The owner was a very nice man and I loved his family history. Im sure his moms tamales were the bomb 50 yrs ago, but chile, not today. He gave us a free praline that he made himself and it was delicious. However, I am a native Texan and when I see a hole in the wall restaurant sitting off the highway, named something like Rosies Tamales, I expect a homemade tamale and it was very disappointing that I didn't get that. I also ordered a combination plate which consisted of a crispy taco which came seperatly as a first course, a tamale unwrapped, a cheese enchilada which the cheese was shredded cheese and all covered in canned refried beans and spanish rice. (covered in unseasoned refried beans). While I understand the owner keeping the family business alive, I suggest he hire someone to resurface or learn and perfect himself the tamale and tex mex recipes. This will indeed honor his moms heritage. For this, I give them a 2 star.

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Peter Arriaga
google
08.01.2017
5/5

Still think we have one of the best old fashioned hamburger AROUND !!

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B Moore
google
07.18.2017
4/5

Y'all know the drill. This place has been here forever way longer than I've lived here. The tamales are simple, and pretty much ready to go anytime. Classic Tex-Mex.

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Edika Aguilar
google
07.16.2017
1/5

Stopped here for Breakfast with my family. This is not authentic Mexican. I wouldn't even call it good tex-mex. The coffee was cold and tasted horrible. The food had zero flavor and staff had poor customer service.

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Joe Cruz
google
05.16.2017
5/5

Food was good as always, and the service was excellent. Didn't have to wait long for our order to arrive. Definitely plan to return real soon..

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Sierra Wood
google
05.16.2017
5/5

I've been going here since I was a little kid. I love this place! My dad has been eating here since the 1970s and it just feels like home. Love the memories. Great food. BYOB/W

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Sohail Bhamani
google
04.04.2017
4/5

Good, simple breakfast tacos. Okay coffee. Quirky guy taking phone orders. Just call in your order and they remember you by the order. Eaten here about 20 time. Only 4 stars because the coffee is not very good. We usually just get tacos to go now.

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K K
google
04.03.2017
4/5

Great local restaurant to grab Mexican food. You can either eat in or call ahead for take out. The prices are decent for the area. The portions are typical American size (large). Each table is served with tortilla chips and salsa. The salsa is medium spicy for those who may not enjoy spicy salsa. The staff were very friendly and helpful with dietary restrictions. Several gluten free and vegetarian options were available. Washrooms weren’t that clean or modern.

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Shelley Lanum
google
02.24.2017
5/5

This place is amazing. Love their food. And the owner guy or maybe he is manager? Sweet staff besides like 2 people.

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David O
google
02.17.2017
4/5

We got our Christmas Eve tamales from here and they had a great flavor to them. I thought there was just the right amount of spice for a tamale. They are not chocked full of meat so I typically eat 3 for a meal with sides.

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Judy Obregon
google
01.12.2017
5/5

The food is great, service is awesome, very clean environment, very friendly staff.Oh my gosh the pralines are the best I've ever had.

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Meredith LovesLife
google
01.06.2017
5/5

Such amazing food and amazing environment!! Met Vincent and felt like I was home!:)) great date night!! Fast service and sweet staff:)) we will be back again for sure!! I love family owned long time Austin businesses:))

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Charlene Francis
google
11.22.2016
5/5

Best food ever! Everything was perfect! Guacamole salad, tamale, enchilada, rice and beans! Even the tea was perfect. The chips were also perfect!Clean dining, great service and friendly owner!!!

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Dennis Case
google
11.10.2016
4/5

)eaten at Rosie's for over 30 years..has standard Tex Mex.I always order the Willie's Plate..chulupa,beef enchilada,guacamole salad and beef crispy taco..put on their red or green salsa and it's a great filling meal..prices have increased through the years,but what hasn't...friendly attentive staff...Pete the owners son was there...rarely forgets his customers..view the photo wall for celebrities...

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Raina Bekk
google
11.08.2016
5/5

I’ve lived here for 5 years and have driven past this little hideaway many times. Finally remembered to check them out.Great food!! Breakfast tacos with real potatoes not those that come in a bag and cooked until hard like rocks. LolTamales... yum!So happy I finally remembered to try this place. Just delicious.And down home friendly, I appreciate that.

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Crystalammj Z
google
11.01.2016
5/5

Absolutely not a single bad thing to say. This place is just completely amazing. I have grown up eating Rosie's and it NEVER gets old. Food is just so great. Comes out fresh and hot and it looks so appetizing. To finish such a great meal off, Pralines are sold at the counter when leaving. Be sure to buy multiple for everyone, you will regret it if you dont. Love em. I have yet to find another place that has Pralines anything like these. Me and my family had an amazing time at Rosie's and look forward to the next visit.

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Fred Walker
google
10.25.2016
5/5

Great food. Great service. What's not to like?

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Helen Lore
google
10.06.2016
5/5

Love Rosie's, comida deluxe! Love the tacos, enchiladas & fajitas!❤

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Tad Breeden
google
07.26.2016
5/5

Awesome fajitas on Sat nights! Been going there for 20+ years!

Rosie`s Tamale House
AR
Angelia Reeves
google
07.19.2016
5/5

Best Tamales in Texas

Rosie`s Tamale House
DaFlash
google
07.06.2016
5/5

This place is always the best! Fajitas on Saturday and Tuesday only but the best you can buy. The Willie's plate is the best combination plate ever at Mexican restaurant. I have been coming here since I was a kid. Still going strong after 40+ years! But BYOB if you need an adult beverage. Stop in and you will see it is the best!

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Jo Ramirez
google
06.22.2016
5/5

Had dinner second time this month, the food is consistently good. Been eating her since the 80's. It's a family tradition, good food never goes out of style. Rosie's has been around so long that you forget about it, believe me its a hidden gem.

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Gary Graham
google
06.22.2016
5/5

Great food at a family run restaurant with extensive history in the area! BEST tamales in Texas!!! A favorite for 4 generations of my family! Soon to be 5!

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clarke kiner
google
06.21.2016
3/5

Not bad, but not great either. Beef crunchy taco was better than the tamale or enchilada. No real atmosphere - just old tables for four scattered around the room. We expected better from a place that has been around for years. Wish I could speak better of the place!

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Morgan Scully
google
06.03.2016
5/5

The migas plate was most excellent and loved the service and environment

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Janice Farmer
google
05.21.2016
3/5

Average Tex Mex food. Wish they wouldn't use iceberg lettuce and chop the onions and tomatoes for the chalupas. Staff was attentive and polite. Prices average. Considering how long they have been in that location, the place was very clean.

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Studios de Col Bleu
google
05.19.2016
5/5

Good social distancing, great food and Sam (female) is very good at her job.

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daniel ladd
google
03.16.2016
5/5

The first place my wife and I took our daughter as a newborn and were made to feel at home by the co-owner when we arrived for our first night out after our daughter was born. Awesome experience! We have been he many, many times since!

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Miguel Fuentes
google
02.16.2016
4/5

Excelent place, awesome fud, just other tamales flavor

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John Horrall
google
02.07.2016
5/5

Been going there for over 30 years! The best!

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Garrett Morris
google
01.15.2016
5/5

Iconic food establishment, that's not quite big enough to snag the attention of tourists boarding in or near downtown, but it's calm kick back to the 90's is a neat environment to share with anyone. 🤘

Rosie`s Tamale House
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Tammie Garcia
google
01.09.2016
5/5

The best mexican place to eat. Their food is always good and fresh homemade cooking especially the tamales. The staff is very professional and freindly.

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