Fleury of Wings

5339 Franklin Ave., (504) 302-9675

Formerly Merlin's, the same family recipe lives on here.

Guillory's Grocery & Meat Market

3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 833-1390

Tamales are available by the half-dozen or in a po-boy.

High Hat Cafe

4500 Freret St., (504) 754-1336


A Delta-style tamale is bigger and leaner than the local model.

Lemonade Parade

4709 S. Carrollton Ave., phone n.a.

At the former home of Manuel's, this shop offers a version of the old favorite.

R&0 Restaurant

216 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 831-1248

Tamales are an unexpected find amid seafood and pizza.