About Us


The Tamale Company Bodega

Opening Day July of 2020

In June of 2020, The Tamale Company was looking for solutions to stay afloat during the pandemic. We took what was once our catering kitchen and opened the doors to our community with a grab n go shop. We wanted to provide a safe space for folks to come grab items to take home, highlight our tamales, and include a range of nostalgic Mexican meals. So we officially opened our brick-and-mortar location in Duncanville in July of 2020. We originally believed we would only be open for a few months. We took a few unused shelves, desks and a fridge for a temporary set up. We thought the Bodega was a temporary part of our company, but instead we have created a home. We are proud to support our community and we are so lucky to have folks from all over the area drive to our shop.  



Elizabeth + Israel Fernandez

This Texican couple has been pushing hand made tamales and curating local made goods from Texas and our friends across the border since 2008. Israel was born and raised in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico and Elizabeth is from Cleburne, Texas. The two shared a passion for Mexican Cuisine and the culture which sparked the beginning of something great. Starting out with humble roots and a single tamale cart, they now distribute tamales nationwide, with local artisan goods (including our delicious tamales), carts + catering, and their very own brick + mortar Bodega with grab n go meals, hand-crafted kits, and more!