It’s Where the Masa Matters!

Hot Tamale Catering

Hot Tamale Catering

Our Story

Tamales are traditional to families but tamales are a passion to mine. Our Masa is full of flavor with natural ingredients, so when we say “It’s where the Masa Matters”, we mean it! The idea started in 2019 when I was struggling to gain employment. I knew I loved food and then my children encouraged me to start selling my plates. Time went on little by little, with plenty of setbacks. Hot Tamale Catering originally started at the local farmers market in Ankeny, Iowa. While we didn’t make a dime, our name got out there. Afterwards, we purchased a small food trailer and that was the beginning of creating a new journey.

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They All Love Our Food


“Just tasted my first one and it’s amazing! 10 stars. Will be back for sure. Everything was cooked perfectly. So glad I ordered”
– Jamaal
“We chose the smoked pork with red sauce, wow! AMAZING flavor and you can tell that they are made with lots of love! They are super filling and stuffed to the brim of the husks! The pork had a nice slight kick to it but you could still taste the pork and seasonings without having your mouth feel like it was on fire!”
– Genevieve
“Best authentic Mexican food ever!!!”
– Mike

** NOTICE **

we will have red pork traditional tamales daily when open.

Bulk order or different tamales requires 24hr advance notice.