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The Tamale Spaceship

Food Truck, Popup Catering
Chicago, IL
12+ Years on Roaming Hunger

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  • Vegetarians
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The Tamale Spaceship Menu


No Ones Tamale

Barbacoa style Chicken with green peanut mole

Simple Tamale

Panela cheese and poblano rajas with tomato-jalapeño sauce

Tinga Poblana Taco

Pulled chicken, chorizo in chipotle sauce with cheese and avocado

Cochinita Pibil Taco

Yucatn style roasted Pork with pickled onins & tomato- habanero sauce

Barbacoa Taco

Marinated braised beef with red onion, cilantro and salsa verde

Picturesque Tamale

Yucatan style roasted pork with tomato-habanero sauce & pickled red onions



Mexico city style grilled corn with chipotle-mayo and cotija cheese

Space Guacamole

Avocado mixed with tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro & lime

About The Tamale Spaceship

If you've been to Chicago, IL, chances are you've heard of The Tamale Spaceship. As the city's oldest food truck, they've been cruising for quite some time, delivering gourmet Mexican eats on the streets in style. Just what goodness will you find on board? As the namesake suggests, The Tamale Spaceship is full of, well, tamales. But not just any tamales, mind you. These tamales are out of this world delicious, filled with exotic ingredients in unique combinations to tantalize your tastebuds. Take, for example, the al pastor tamal bursting with adobo marinated pork in a spicy tomatillo arbol sauce alongside grilled pineapple. Or the roasted chicken variety in a decadent poblano mole. They've even got seasonal varieties like duck confit sweetened with dried fruit mole and cranberries, not to mention the aptly named Dynamic tamal with goat cheese in garlic morita sauce. Drool worthy? Absolutely. Find The Tamale Spaceship landing on a curb near you, or have 'em out to cater your next event. Trust us. There's a reason they've been around so long. MUST TRY Picturesque Tamal - picture this, a tamale stuffed with specialty Yucatan-style roasted pork in a tomato habanero sauce with purple pickled onions. Can you say yum?

Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Tamale Spaceship available in my city?

The Tamale Spaceship serves Chicago and surrounding areas. Keep in mind that for catering, they may add a travel fee if it's outside of their normal travel radius.

What type of food does The Tamale Spaceship serve?

The Tamale Spaceship serves the following cuisine types: Mexican, Savory

What types of services (equipment) does The Tamale Spaceship have?

The Tamale Spaceship has the following types of services: Food Truck, Pop-Up

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