Charlie's Tamales Restaurant, Eureka Valley : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

Does anyone remember Charlie's Tamales Restaurant on the south side of 18th Street,between Castro Street and Collingwood Street in Eureka Valley. Hi-Life enchilada's????? It was in the same location during the 1940's,1950's, and the 1960's. Thanks, Irene

-- Irene Stapp (, September 08, 2003


We had a Johnson's Tamales on Vicente Street that sold "Combination High-Life" Enchiladas. Sliced breast of turkey on top of a beef enchilada with a sauce that was legendary.

-- Ken Englund (, December 15, 2003.

Hi, The Tamale Grotto on Vicente was owned by my family until we sold it it 1975. I lived above the store on Vicente. Best darned tamales I ever had. I have yet to find one as big and as good. Peace.

-- Craig Haley (, November 04, 2004.

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