December 1st and 2nd delivered the 27th annual Indio International Tamale Festival in downtown Indio. Festival goers were greeted with colorful sights, cultural music and mouth-watering smells as they walked the streets of downtown. Every year, tamale vendors vie for top honors and bragging rights to be the best tamale of the festival!
2018 Indio International Tamale Festival® Contest Winners
Best Tamale Flavored by TABASCO® Sauce Contest
1st Place: Asadero Los Corrales
2nd Place: Tacos by Woosh
3rd Place: La Luz Palm Springs
Best Overall Tamale
HOT House of Tamales
Pork with Red Sauce and Banana Leaf
1st Place: HOT House of Tamales - Pork with Red Sauce and Banana Leaf
2nd Place: Nana Chuy's Handmade Tamales – Beef/Pork
1st Place: Que Mami Organics - Pineapple Coconut
2nd Place: Casa de Silvia – Chili Relleno
1st Place: La Luz del Mundo Oxnard - Cheese with Jalapeno
2nd Place: La Luz del Mundo Escondido – Chicken
Congratulations to all of the winners! We will see you again next year!