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La Indiana Tamales has been a family owned business for the past 26 years. It was acquired by our family in 1979. From the beginning, La Indiana Tamales has shown indications for future success.
Upon ownership – a dozen tamales were being sold for $3.80 a dozen. Over the years, the price of the tamales gradually increased. During this period, Red Pork, Green Chile & Cheese, and Sweet Tamales were one’s only option. For the first few years, we struggled to make ends meet, which forced us to have family members as employees (even though some found it more enjoyable then others). The acquired business had been in the neighborhood thirty years before our ownership, but improvement was still needed. Due to the fact that money was short, we relied on word of mouth advertising. Throughout the years, the recipe was changed several times to perfect the authenticity of a Mexican tamale. In 1985, we finally established the fine and authentic taste our customers love. That is exactly what makes our tamales so popular. The quality taste our tamales have - make them second to none.
In 1992, due to our customers popular requests, we added the Red Chile with Beef, Chicken and Vegetable, and Chicken and Red Chile (this product was phased out due to our customers preference of Chicken and Vegetable).To this day, we continue to make our tamales from scratch. We grind our own chile into a paste to prepare our sauces. We steep and grind our own corn to prepare the masa, select and clean our own corn husks, and use only fresh ingredients in the production of all our products.


Due to the popularity of our tamales during peak season (Christmas), in 1990 - KABC channel 7 (Southern California) television network began exposing our product. Over the years we have had other television stations such as K-Cal ( 9), KCBS (2), KTTV (11), KMEX (34), and KVEA (52), film our authentically handmade tamales. KOST 103.5 has also featured La Indiana Tamales commercials throughout Southern California.
With increased business, we found ourselves becoming more efficient in production. Our product is highly demanded from our customers who range from local and distant commuters.

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