Cantina Laredo to offer Tamales to Go now through December 24
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All five Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas (excluding airport locations) will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen.
- The corn masa-and-meat bundles — individually wrapped in corn husks and then steamed — are part of the traditional Mexican celebration of las posadas, which commemorates Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter before the birth of Jesus.
- One theory is tamales have been traditional Christmas Eve fare for centuries because they’re portable, easy to store and inexpensive to make for large gatherings.
- Through the years, the preparation of the labor-intensive food became a social event, called a tamalada, as womenfolk from ranches across Mexico and what’s now the American Southwest gathered to prepare the Christmas Eve feast.
- Tamales date back to the 13th century and the Aztec empire.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Addison (972) 458-0962
Dallas (214) 265-1610
Fort Worth (817) 810-0773
Frisco (214) 618-9860
Lewisville (972) 315-8100
Cantina Laredo is operated by Dallas-based Consolidated Restaurants Operations (CRO), a privately held company.
About Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc.
Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc. (CRO) operates 91 full-service restaurants located in 13 U.S. states, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. CRO employs 3,500 full and part-time employees. CRO has been named the 70th largest private company in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (home to more than 25 “Fortune 500” companies and 6.4 million residents). Our brands include Cantina Laredo, III Forks Steakhouse, Cool River Cafe, Silver Fox Steakhouse, El Chico, Good Eats and Lucky’s Café. We serve more than 8 million meals annually! Looking to the future, CRO’s goal is to continue growing at the fastest pace possible without ever compromising our guests’ satisfaction.