In the southwest, tamales are synonymous with the holiday season. Featuring a steamed corn dough, masa, filled with a variety of meats and vegetables and chiles, the tamales are wrapped and steamed in corn husks and often topped with a spicy sauce.  These delicacies are a real labor of love involving many hours and many hands to get the job done. But if you’re craving tamales for your holiday meal - we have great news for you – you can Choose Chandler and support local by ordering your tamales from these local restaurants.

We’ve put together a list of Chandler restaurants that offer tamales by the dozen, from roughly Thanksgiving through New Year’s. But don’t worry, these restaurants also offer tamales year-round on their menu, making it a snap to satisfy your tamale craving. 

Please note that availability and pricing is subject to change. Most restaurants require a minimum of 48-hour notice for large orders.

La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen

Located in Downtown Chandler, La Ristra brings their classic, New Mexican cuisine to Chandler featuring New Mexican Chile harvested from the Hatch Valley farms of New Mexico.  Diners can enjoy a tamale any time of year as an entree, but during the holiday season, the family-owned restaurant offers their scratch-made tamales by the dozen. They're rolled, filled, folded, steamed and frozen and ready for pick-up. Choose from their red chile beef or green chile corn for $30/dozen, while supplies last!

Map: 140 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 590-0002

Serrano's Mexican Restaurant - Christmas Tamales

Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant

Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant is an iconic, family-owned and operated restaurant first established in 1979 by Ernie and Eva Serrano. Featuring fresh, delicious Sonoran-style Mexican food with recipes passed down through generations, the Serranos are proud to be the oldest, continuously owned, and operated family business in Chandler, Arizona, recently celebrating 100 years of business.

Through New Year’s Eve, Serrano’s will be offering its delicious red beef and pork or green corn tamales by the dozen for $29.99.

Map: 161 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 899-3318

Someburros Tamales by the Dozen


Familia is the number one thing that makes Thanksgiving, Christmas and the holidays so special as tamales are a symbol of family and togetherness during the holiday season. Order a dozen (or a few dozen) of Someburros’ authentic tamales for a holiday gathering by contacting one of their Chandler locations and choose from red chili beef or green chili tamales for $39 per dozen. These delicious tamales platters by the fast-casual, Sonoran-style Mexican restaurant are crafted with housemade corn masa and can also be ordered ahead of time through the Someburros rewards app or website.

Near Chandler Fashion Center

Map: 3461 W. Frye Road, Chandler AZ 85226 or (480) 726-8226

South Chandler

Map: 5095 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler AZ 85249 or (480) 597-6043

Valle Luna Mexican Grille

Whether you opt to order them by the dozen to cater a large meal at home or while dining at the waterfront, Chandler restaurant – you’ll find these delicacies year-round at Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant.  Select from their classic shredded beef and pork blend or meatless green chile and corn, $28.00 per dozen.

Map: 1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler AZ 85224 or (480) 786-3100