What to Serve with Tamales
- Refried Beans
- Spanish Rice
- Mexican Corn
- Roasted Potatoes
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
- Charro Beans
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Fried Avocado
- Black Bean Soup
- Brown Rice
- Pico De Gallo
- Grilled Corn
- Flour Tortillas
If you’re planning on eating tamales for dinner, you’re going to need delicious sides! This traditional Mexican dish can be served with a variety of sides, from savory to sweet. Here are 15 sides that will complement your tamales perfectly. Enjoy!
1. Refried Beans
Beans can take long to cook. This easy refried beans recipe will have your side ready in less than thirty minutes! All you need is high-quality canned beans, onion, garlic, cilantro, and seasonings!
If you’d like to make the beans from scratch, you certainly can! All you need is a couple hours…
2. Spanish Rice
Rice goes great with anything, especially with this restaurant-style Spanish rice recipe! With a 40-minute cook time, you can prepare other sides while the rice simmers!
Serve with tamales if you’re looking for a traditional Mexican dinner!
3. Mexican Street Corn
If you’re looking for a flavorful side, Mexican street corn can fill that need. You can use corn on the cob, frozen sweet corn, or even canned corn!
This recipe is quick and easy, this can pair well with other sides!
4. Roasted Potatoes
Who doesn’t love potatoes? These roasted potatoes are seasoned perfectly to go with your tamales!
Throwing potatoes in the oven gives you the perfect opportunity to whip up another side for your tamales!
5. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
Bacon, jalapeño, and cream cheese!? If you love your family, you MUST bring bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers to the table!
Beware, if you’re planning on making 10, make 30. I guarantee there’s a family member with sticky fingers shoving their face with these bad boys!
Holy guacamole you’ve gotta have this! (please don’t leave)
Having perfect guacamole will make everyone happy!
7. Charro Beans
Not into refried beans? No problem!
Charro beans are delicious and packed with flavor, it’ll leave you drinking the broth!
8. Cilantro Lime Rice
If you like your rice with tang, then cilantro lime rice will be your best friend!
This rice goes great if served with chicken tamales!
9. Fried Avocado
I’m sorry but fried avocado is amazing. But avocado is pretty expensive…
Only make this for your favorites!
It’s getting cold outside, that’s why menudo would be amazing with your tamales.
The heat, the spice, it’s everything nice! Get the best menudo in San Antonio this weekend!
11. Black Bean Soup
Do you like black beans? You’ll love black bean soup with your tamales. This recipe is quick and easy!
12. Brown Rice
Looking for healthy rice? This brown rice recipe is easy to make and it’s good for you!
13. Pico de Gallo
Have you made pico de gallo? If you haven’t, it’s easy and delicious!
You can use this topping on anything to freshen up the dish!
14. Grilled Corn
There’s something about grilled corn that hits different.
If you plan on grilling, throw some corn in there!
15. Flour Tortillas
What’s a Mexican dinner without tortillas? Flour tortillas are the best tortilla to serve with tamales.
If you’re looking for fresh tortillas in San Antonio, check out these three places to buy tortillas!
Where to Buy Tamales in San Antonio
Now that you know what to serve with tamales, you have to get your tamales!
At La Luz Tortilla Factory, we have San Antonio’s best tamales! We make our tamales fresh every weekend.
Order your tamales this weekend before they’re gone!