• Emma's Tamales

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Specializes in tamales. Has a vegetarian and vegan section on the menu including tamales, burritos, enchiladas, organic vegan beans and rice, etc. Open Thu-Fri 11:30am-5:00pm, Sat 11:00am-8:00pm, Sun 11:00am-6:00pm. Closed Mon-Wed.

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4 Reviews

First Review by hetalshah24


Points +124

25 Sep 2023

Gave me dairy sour cream

Was overjoyed to find out Emma’s has a location in Old Sac. Bought two packs of vegan and gluten free tamales for my lunches at work. The veggie one is really good but dry. The potato black bean one is bland and drier. That’s what happens when there’s no cheeze. They get 3 stars for the veggie tamales. They get 0 stars for the potato ones, -4 stars cuz not only do they nuke as everything is premade, but they do it in plastic, and -4 stars for giving me regular sour cream even though I asked twice and the man working there insisted it’s vegan. I should have proven him wrong in the spot cuz I knew it looked too white. So, if I could give them negative stars I would, for this location only. Idk about the other location. Beware of the man running the old sac location. He gives himself too much credit for being the force behind having vegan options at this location but doesn’t even know the product line and which ones were gluten free. It was yet another thing I had to point it out to him. Can’t believe his reason for nuking everything is “that’s just how we do things here.” When I saw that he pulled my beans and rice out of the microwave in the plastic, I said I won’t eat that. He gladly warmed some up in a paper boat, but that does not make up for all the other crap.



Points +285

12 Nov 2022

Everything's Microwaved

Everything is premade and microwaved on the spot. The food looked delicious but if u aren't into microwaves then unfortunately don't come here. The service was very friendly and they do have vegan options. Luckily I heard the door shut to the contraption and was able to stop her from nuking my food. Sadly i had to get a refund. Luckily i had food in my bag i was saving for later.

Cons: Frozen and nuked


Points +33

11 Sep 2022

Great Tamales

I got the chipotle tofu and veggie tamale and it was very good. I tried to order the vegan enchiladas but they had just run out. Reasonably priced for the amount of food you get. Nice to sit outside in the shade.


Points +564

06 Jan 2022

Goog vegan options

Had the vegan tamales and enchiladas. Everything was flavorful but preferred the enchiladas more. Also, appreciated that you could buy small bags of corn chips.

Pros: Flavorful food, Friendly staff

Cons: Wish there were even more vegan options

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