Sunday, January 15, 2012

Destination Dining II: The Texifornia Tamale Company

A "Must Stop" Destination for Great Tamales!

Well, I'm starting to feel a bit like Huell Howser with this series but I'm a fan of his television empire so I'll roll with it. Only in this case it's not just California's Gold, it's "Texifornia's Gold" too.  And while the quality of the food and service at this destination may tempt me to do so I will not be typing Huell's signature phrase:



If you find yourself near Blue Jay, California, (elevation 5,203 ft, population 2,314), perhaps while on your way for some fun at beautiful Lake Arrowhead, be sure and check out the good folks and great food at Texifornia Tamale Company.

The Taco Trio
Tacos, Tortas and Texas-style hand-rolled tamales are the stars but they also make a great po boy sandwich and even do ceviche from April through October. Everything is made fresh in-house and you can really taste it, right down to the free refills of refreshing lemonade. I love it all, but I'm nuts about their "Armadillo Eggs"; bacon wrapped, stuffed chili peppers. So. Hot. So. Good.

Texifornia Tamale Company is in an out-of-the-way location but if you're heading to Lake Arrowhead it's a "must stop". If you're lucky you can also catch their tamales at farmers' markets, festivals and fairs throughout Southern California. They are also currently considering a second location somewhere off of the mountain.

Oh, what the heck ... IT'S AMAZING!!!

Lake Arrowhead. It's California's GOLD!


27226 Hwy 189
Blue Jay, CA 92317
Thurs-Sat: 11:30am-9pm
Sun: 11:30am-8pm
Phone: 909-336-1200
No Reservations