Tamales for the Holidays

Give the ham a rest. Let the turkey take a vacation. Add a little south-of-the-border zest to your holiday this year with special holiday tamales, available at Scottsdale-based Los Sombreros and Arizona Grand Resort’s Aunt Chilada’s Tempe.

Chocolate Tamale from Los Sombreros

Chocolate Tamale from Los Sombreros

Los Sombreros Scottsdale’s Los Sombreros will offer 12 different varieties of hand-made, from-scratch tamales, all using traditional ingredients–and has done so since 1994. Through Dec. 23, tamale lovers can pick up an order of their favorite flavors. Tamales may be ordered in three different configurations: one tamale of each flavor for $29.95; 12 tamales of one flavor for $26.95; or the nine-item Noche Buena Dessert Sampler—three each of three different sweet tamales—for $21.95. Orders must be places at least 48 hours in advance by calling 480.994.1799. http://lossombreros.com/.

Los Sombreros tamale flavors include:
Green Corn
Rajas Cheese
Smoked Chicken
Tomatillo Chicken
Chipotle Pork
Spicy Pork
Red Chili Beef
Beef & Cheese
Chorizo & Black Bean
Pineapple & Raisin
Canela (Cinnamon)

Aunt Chilada’s Tempe Through Dec. 31, Aunt Chilada’s Tempe, located on-site at Arizona Grand Resort, is honoring the Mexican tamale tradition. Tamales-To-Go flavors include red chili beef tamales and green corn tamales with green chilies and cheese. Tamales-To-Go can be purchased by the half-dozen for $12 or one dozen for $22. Plus, all orders come with chips and the restaurant’s award-winning salsa. Tamales can be picked up between 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Aunt Chilada’s Tempe until Dec. 31, excluding Christmas day, and all orders require at 24-hour notice. Reservations can me made by calling 602.431.6470 or e-mailing rtorres@arizonagrandresort.com and spick@arizonagrandresort.com. http://www.arizonagrandresort.com/.

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