Owner and Chef Isai Cuevas is a native of Zimatlan, Oaxaca Mexico. in 2004 he moved to SF and so began his plight for the "American Dream."
Isai has worked all over San Francisco restaurants for the past 15 years. After starting out as dishwasher, Isai quickly moved up to prep cook and line cook at a busy Italian spot downtown, Kuletos. Then as sous chef under Chef Jan Birnbaum at Epic Steak, Eventually taking over as Executive chef at a local favorite Liverpool Lils.
Tamalitos was born from his determination to make the best Tamales in the bay.
Using Only Organic Masa harina, Olive Oil instead of lard and Local Ingredients. Tamalitos Produces Tasty and Healthier Tamales for a Wider Audience.
Support Small &Local
Supporting other small businesses in SF is also a priority of ours - we buy our produce from local businesses like
Ninos Fine Foods