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Tony’s Tamales

Posted by YAR 24 Mar 2010 No Comments

Tony’s Tamales (228 E. Capitol St, Jackson) is a downtown lunch spot that I don’t go to nearly enough — for a long time I thought it was closed (I’m not sure if it was) and I rarely think to eat tamales for lunch.  But I recently heard that they have good burgers, which reminded me to go.

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The burger was surprisingly hefty for $4, and was savory and well seasoned.  It was well done, so not exactly juicy, but was flavorful anyway — a perfectly good example of the thin-patty variety of burger.  The bun was buttery and soft.

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I did not need more food after my burger, but I felt obligated to try a tamale since it’s in the name.  We chose the hottest tamales (they sell them by the half-dozen, for $6), and they were nice and spicy.  My friend thought they didn’t taste quite enough like corn, and I agreed that they were good but not mind-blowing.  My usual disclaimer applies: I am far from a tamale expert, having had my first Mississippi tamale just a few months ago.  But I will definitely be eating the Tony’s burger often.

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Tony’s downtown location is open 11-3:30 M-F, and they have a second location at 230 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave, which is open 10-9:30 Mon -Thurs and 11-11 Friday and Saturday.  Give them a call at (601) 927-7823.

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