I’m a huge tamale lover. It’s traditional for me to pick up a dozen or two before Christmas. I get them either from some of the hispanic ladies at my work or from Aunt Chilada’s. Every year before Christmas, Food City puts on this Tamale Festival. My mother wanted to go and we hung out and ate some good tamales while soaking in the hispanic culture.
The building was built in the 1890’s. It was a store at one point and then a restaurant. Bob Gosnell renamed it Aunt Chilada’s in the 1980’s. Ken Negal has been overseeing the daily operations of the restaurant for years and both him and his family have been greeting visitors for years. Aunt Chilada’s stands out in front of the Arizona Grand Resort and serves up a delicious Mexican fare. They have a great happy hour that has tasty margaritas and their award winning salsa. In the casita-style dining room you’ll savor spiced pork, chili poblano, chicken, shrimp or beef fajitas and homemade tamales.