Tamale Window to Open on Cota Street
Area residents won’t have to wait until the year-end holidays for bagful of fresh tamales
on the spot. Santa Barbara Tamales-To-Go is opening a tamale window downtown at 20 East
Cota Street on the east side of Nectar Eatery & Lounge (previously the Blue Agave). The grand
opening, hosted by the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region, will be Friday, November 20th,
from 11am - 2pm.
Company owner, Richard Lambert, says two pop-ups at the SB Public Market this summer
gave him the idea for the window. “More than half of the folks who came to our pop-ups wanted tamales to take home. With our new window, they can come get fresh tamales straight from the steamer and packaged to go.”
The company makes six traditional tamales; chicken, pork, beef, chile and cheese, spicy black bean, and farmers’ market (vegetable). According to Lambert, their tamales are gluten and lard-free, and are made fresh daily in Santa Barbara. The tamale window will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am - 2pm. The company suggests calling ahead for orders of three dozen or more.
Stephanie Armstrong and Cheyanne Brooks with the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region
Richard Lambert, owner of Santa Barbara Tamales-To-Go, and Stephanie Armstrong