Teresa started making tamales in her mother’s kitchen when she was a young girl. Making tamales was a great family tradition, especially around Christmas time.
In 1990, Teresa took her love for making tamales and started selling them to local businesses and individuals as a way to make extra money. The demand grew! Teresa soon recruited family members to help up with the growing demand. Her daughter jokes that Teresa taught her how to tie tamales before she taught her how to tie her own shoes!
In 1999, Teresa started making tamales full time at a commercial kitchen and selling them to several restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores and individuals. After years of making and selling tamales, Teresa decided to open her own restaurant highlighting her tamales and other traditional New Mexican food. She has a passion for cooking and for people and it shows in her delicious food!
Mon – Sat 8AM – 5PM
Cleveland, New Mexico 87715
Enjoy delicious sandwiches and popular New Mexico fare: frito pies, tamales and red chile, as well as several types of salads, and our soft serve ice cream drenched in homemade raspberry topping and fresh raspberries.
Open Thursday – Sunday 11am – 4pm