The Authentic Tamale guy
The official page of Chicago's Authentic Tamale Guy, Claudio Velez! You may know him as “The Tamale Guy,” Chicagoans have come to know him as the "Santa Claus for the drunk and hungry," Claudio is a cook, mobile caterer of tamales and local legend. For 20+ years, The Tamale Guy has roamed Chicago’s vibrant night life, carrying his signature red cooler packed with his delicious tamales and green salsa. "You want TAMALES!? Pork, Chicken and Cheese, Jefe!” - Claudio’s signature call to action.