Tired of Tacos on Tuesdays? Try Tamales!

Every day should be Tamal Tuesday.
Every day should be Tamal Tuesday. Mark Antonation
Every day is taco day at Denver's three Tacos Tequila Whiskey outposts. So hosting a special Taco Tuesday wouldn't be much of an adventure for guests. Instead, the restaurants just launched Tamal Tuesday to share something new with customers every week.

Tamal Tuesday started with TTW's Twelve Tamales of Christmas celebration, when a different tamal recipe was unveiled each day leading up to Christmas. The response was so positive that founder Kevin Morrison and his team picked their five favorites for a rotating weekly special. The tamales will be available from 11 a.m. until whenever they run out. Each location (1514 York Street, 215 East Seventh Avenue and 3300 West 32nd Avenue) will serve a different taco, so if you have a favorite, you can hunt it down rather than just hitting the location nearest you.

All five tamales are made from scratch each Tuesday morning and steamed in corn husks according to tradition. The varieties are rajas con queso (grilled poblano chiles with onions and cheese), slow-cooked lamb topped with esquites (corn salad), mole Poblano with chicken, pork shoulder in chile verde and chicken in chile rojo. The masa itself contains lard, so the tamales cannot be made vegetarian.

Tamales are $3 each and are slightly larger than standard tamales by the dozen, so an order of three would make for a filling lunch. Stop in five weeks in a row or visit all three locations to shorten your quest for tamales. Of course, you can also mix-and-match tacos and tamales, making Tuesdays twice as tasty.
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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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