October 29, 2020:

We have a small supply of frozen tamales available for purchase at the CMS office during our Drop-in hours: 12-6pm, Monday through Thursday.  We expect to make more of all types at the beginning of November, but have not set a production date yet.

This year it has been especially difficult to have sufficient staff members and volunteers in place to meet the demand for our Authentic Mexican tamales. During September, our cook and volunteers were busy harvesting grapes and in October, hemp. We appreciate our customers’ understanding and patience!

All tamales are sold FROZEN and by the dozen, except on the day that they are made or if otherwise indicated.

We encourage everyone to order and pay online whenever possible, but will continue to make sales at CMS in Palisade. Drop-in hours at the CMS office: Monday through Thursday from noon until 6 pm. We’re also happy to meet by appointment. If purchasing at the CMS office, please pay with the exact amount in cash or pay by check. We don’t accept credit or debit cards.

All varieties of our tamales cost $20 per dozen.

PICKUP IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.  After we reestablish our delivery service to Chopstix Express in Grand Junction, you may order online or contact CMS by email or phone. We’ll deliver your order to the Chopstix Express restaurant located at 1037 North Ave. across from Colorado Mesa University.

Chopstix Express does not take orders for the tamales. 

Your purchase helps to support the work of Child & Migrant Services.

Call us at 970-464-5226  or email [email protected] if you would like more information.

Pork: Corn flour, baking powder, black pepper, red chili pepper, salt, lard, cloves, garlic,  pork and corn husk.

Chicken: Corn flour, baking powder,  salt, garlic, lard, tomatillos, cilantro, jalapeños, chicken, and corn husk.

Vegetarian (Vegan): Corn flour, baking powder, vegetable oil, salt, garlic, tomatillos, cilantro, jalapeños, mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, and zucchini.

  • Frozen Tamales: can be kept in the freezer for about 4 months.



Microwave: Wrap tamales inside a moistened paper towel. Cook for approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Steaming: about 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Serve with salsa of your choice.