In the early 1980s, a West Houston couple was making a name for themselves making fresh gourmet lard-free tamales and fresh salsa in their home kitchen. As word spread of the great taste of these fresh tamales, the demand for a lard-free tamale grew. Enough interest was generated so that the couple began selling from a street-side cart on the far west side of Houston.
It did not take long to outgrow their home kitchen and Texas Tamale Company. “The Mexican Deli” was opened on Fountainview, just a few miles from Houston’s prestigious Galleria area. Commitment to quality and customer service soon made