Fill Up On Authentic Grub At Tamale Shak, Mississippi’s Best Hole-in-the-Wall Mexican Restaurant

Sometimes, it’s the smallest, most unassuming eateries that deliver the biggest surprises – and that’s exactly the case with Tamale Shak. Though small in size, the restaurant has made a name for itself – and not just among locals. It was recently recognized by MSN. Take a look:

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Tamale Shak is open Tuesday – Friday, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, call (228) 357-5307. You can also visit the Tamale Shak Facebook page.

So, did you know about Tamale Shak? Ever visited? If so, what’d you think of the food? Tell us in the comments section.

This isn’t the state’s only tiny eatery that packs a big punch. Read about another here.


Address: 1717 30th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501, USA