Granny’s Tamales, the growing Corpus-based Tex-Mex eatery, will soon be debuting in central Texas with a south Austin location, according to recent real estate intel. The store will be located at 2110 Slaughter Lane, within the Tanglewood Village Shopping Center, near eateries such as McDonald’s and Sonic.
Founded in Corpus Christi in 1999 by Juanita and Roberto Gonzalez, the restaurant soon expanded into the Houston area and will now make its way into the Austin area — the first in central Texas, run by Jeannie Almeida, the founders’ granddaughter, and her husband Edward. What Now Austin recently contacted the upcoming location’s co-owners to find out more about this exciting new development in the Austin food landscape.
“It’s a growing market and there are not many tamale restaurants out here,” Mrs. Almeida states. “Also, we live in Austin and we wanted to expand our business here.”
When asked what a first-time customer should order to get a strong impression of the Granny’s Tamales experience, Almeida provides two clear choices.
“For a first-time customer, I would recommend my favorite, the pork and brisket, and my second favorite, the chicken, jalapeño, and cream cheese.”
And when can local foodies anticipate the eatery to be up and running?
“We’re looking to open within the next three and four months.”
Concluding the call on an inspiring note, the Almeidas highlight their excitement to carry on tradition.
“We are overjoyed in being able to expand and bring our Hispanic heritage of authentic tamales to Austin.”