We've been home for less than a week and we already made the drive up to Indy to check out The Tamale Place. When we walked in, we were greeted by a friendly server who was training a new employee. We lucked out that we got to hear her explanation for how this restaurant worked so we didn't seem so clueless. There is a whiteboard next to where they take your order that tells you what kind of tamales they have in stock (pay no attention to the large menu above your head.) They take your order by writing your tamales directly on the plate, along with your name.
The restaurant may not look like much (hence the reason it is on Guy's show) but the food is amazing. Eric and I really got turned on to tamales through Feast in Bloomington, IN. But we were not disappointed with these tamales in the least. They were large, tasty, and had fabulous ingredient combinations. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Indy. It is a bit off the beaten path (not much nearby worth seeing) but worth a short trip out of your way.
As you can tell, we highly enjoyed our meal. We ordered three tamales and one sweet tamale. We couldn't finish our order, so order less than you think you can eat! For my Indiana friends, or anyone who may be in Indiana soon, check out this list of other Indiana restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Bon appetite!