I had heard the buzz that Tamale Spaceship was settling into the Wicker Park neighborhood on Damen Avenue for months now. I strolled over today for a quick bite! The location is a bit out of the fray which I like and the vibe is simple and while casual, more upscale then your typical walk-in, order & leave establishment. And the outdoor patio is a big draw with our amazing weather.
I was super stoked to try the authentic Mexican fare! They delivered on taste & portion size via the 'A La Plaza' which is their vegan tamale filled with roasted veggies & cremini mushrooms. The tamale was served slathered in tomato Guajillo sauce! Honestly, it was light enough that it's the perfect lunch option but filling enough that it can satisfy you for the entire day!
I met with Manny Hernandez, the CEO & Co-Founder of Tamale Spaceship. He was so kind, considerate and informative via the menu as well as giving me insight into the history of Tamale Spaceship. You can read about the history here. And do check out their Press Page (mighty impressive)!
Tamale Spaceship will have a definite niche in Wicker Park because of the absolutely delicious tamale options, tacos with handmade tortillas and from what I am told, the best guacamole in the neighborhood. As mentioned, it's a quaint space with patio seating and the BYOB option always makes for a fun date night!
Tamale Spaceship is located at 1341 North Damen Avenue and you can follow them on Twitter @tamalespaceship or Facebook @TamaleSpaceship.
If you are in the Wicker Park neighborhood, I give this new locale two thumbs up! And I will be a frequent patron!
Thanks so much Manny!!!
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