Tamale picks

The Baltimore Sun

El Salto

5513 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn Park -- 410-789-1621

Hours --11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays; noon-10 p.m. Saturdays; noon-9 p.m. Sundays

Restaurant's estimate --5 minutes

Ready in --4 minutes

An order of three tamales, $7.09, also included a bag of chips and a side of plain tomato salsa. The tamales were covered in ground beef, melted cheese and tomato sauce. But they were flatter than the other tamales we tried, and had the least amount of chicken. This order was mediocre at best.

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