Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Factory Tamal now open on 4th Street

[Photo via @factory_tamal]

The new outpost of Factory Tamal debuted yesterday at 63 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.

This is the second location for Factory Tamal, which first started selling its reasonably priced (and homemade) tamales, egg sandwiches and panini from a small take-out space on the Lower East Side in January 2017. (They moved from Essex Street to 34 Ludlow St. in August 2017.)

Owner Fernando Lopez makes his own masa — "faithful to the ancient Mayan way," as the Times put it in an August 2017 feature. And the result of his hard work? "Mr. Lopez’s tamales are beautifully fluffy, clingy and crumbly at once, a texture that calls to mind the airiest of poundcakes."

An EVG reader snapped these photos of the menu...

Their hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Factory Tamal bringing its freshly made tamales to 4th Street


  1. Hmm, hope the vegetarian tamales didn't somehow get lost in the move.

  2. +1 on the vegetarian tamales!

  3. Qué viva la comida mexicana hoy y siempre!!! Sin maíz no hay país!!!

  4. @Sergio M.H. - ¡Si, por su puesto!

  5. Huh?
    Never saw a vegitarian tamale at Ludlow.
    And menu has always said made with lard.

  6. Hi @12:08 pm! From the wesbite (https://www.factorytamal.com/blank-page):

    "Vegitarian tamales

    These tamales are made with olive oil and vegetables

    Rajas con queso $3

    Jalapeño, onion, tomato, epazote, and a slice of mozzarella cheese

    Zucchini tamal $3

    Salsa verde sauce, and zucchini

    Portabello tamal $3

    Portabello mushrooms, smoked chipotle, and onions"

    All three are very good but the original rajas/pepper strips con queso is fantastic.


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