Tucson Tamale Company
Tucson, AZ
The Tastiest Tamales in the Southwest

“…they're probably the best Western-style tamales I've had—and they ship!"


Alton Brown - On People Magazine

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In 2008, the Tucson Tamale Company opened its doors and the rave reviews haven’t stopped coming in since. They do all the hard work so we can enjoy incredible tamales without breaking a sweat. Every tamale is hand rolled and gently steamed, and every batch of filling uses the best ingredients they can find. Happiness sometimes comes in the most unexpected ways, and Tucson Tamale spreads happiness all over the nation by shipping tamales straight to your door.

About The Tamales

“In my restaurant journeys I found many a delicious green corn tamale but little else to satisfy my craving for a really, really good tamale. So I did what so many others do, you make it yourself,” says Tucson Tamale founder Todd Martin, who takes pride in the high quality and consistency of his delicious creations. It all starts with the masa. The corn used in this masa is organic and non-gmo. With health in mind, Tucson Tamale uses non-gmo expeller pressed canola or sunflower oil, unlike the traditional recipes that use lard. They make everything themselves, from scratch – and you can taste the difference. Flavors range from Green Chile chicken to red chile beef, to blue corn veggie and everything in-between. And with vegan, gluten free and lactose-free options, families with diverse dietary needs can finally sit down and enjoy a meal together.

Meet The Owner

Being a lover of food his whole life and cooking for as long as he can remember, Todd Martin was always on the lookout for new food experiences. So, 14 years ago when his then girlfriend (now wife) said, “we’re going over to my parent’s tomorrow morning to make tamales,” he was excited. They arrived at 8 a.m. and after a full 10-hour day of making tamales he was in love. Motivated by his need for something out of the ordinary, Todd started making his own. Friends and family would come over and rave about the incredible tamales, wanting some to take some home but there were hardly ever leftovers! In early 2008, Todd made the decision to leave his executive position at a fortune 500 company to make his tamales for everyone.


“…they're probably the best Western-style tamales I've had—and they ship!"


Alton Brown - On People Magazine

Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Tucson Tamale Company via UPS Ground service within 2 days, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 2-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of $ 29.95 for 2nd-Day Air upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, most packages from Tucson Tamale Company require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your final purchase.

Next Day Air service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is available for +$20 (sorry). Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Mondays only. Orders placed by Sunday at 9:00 PM (ET) can be shipped that Monday. The max allowable transit time for all products is 2 days. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from Tucson Tamale Company:

Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2nd-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered on the next business day after it has been shipped - by 3 PM to most addresses, by 4:30 PM to rural addresses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $39.95 (per shipping box).

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped (or Saturday if upgrading to Saturday delivery), by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air is $44.95 (per shipping box).

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All tamales from Tucson Tamale Company are shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure they arrive in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 2 days.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage and Care

Tamales can be refrigerated in their sealed packaging for up to 4 days. If you don’t plan on enjoying your tamales within 4 days, you can freeze them for up to 6 months. Once prepared, you can store any uneaten tamales in a sealed plastic bag for 2 days in your refrigerator, or 2 months in your freezer.