Hot Tamales With An
Authentic New Orleans Flavor

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Call: (855) 533-2037

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2004 1/2 Claire Avenue, Gretna, LA 70053

Hot Tamales

Voted Best Hot Tamales At
"The 1st Annual New Orleans Hot Tamales Festival 2018" 

About Us

We are a local family owned business which has been servicing the New Orleans Metro Area for over the past 30 years.


Our factory is located on the Westbank in Gretna, Louisiana.

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We are licensed to ship commercially anywhere throughout the State of Louisiana. Shipments can also be made for personal orders and shipped anywhere in the United States.

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We Accept Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Credit and Debit Cards.

Armand & Joy Buwe Jr.
Armand & Joy Buwe Jr.
Founders & Owners
Old Style Hot Tamales

Our History

Our delicious New Orleans Style Hot Tamales has been sold throughout the Metro Area for the over the past 70 years. Our tamale is from the original recipe of Fiesta Hot Tamales which serviced our community from late 1940’s to 1983. In the early 80’s the owners of Fiesta made management changes and eventually decide to retire and closed their factory. After Fiesta shut down operations, the owners decided to give their secret recipe to Armand Buwe Jr. He worked for them over the years and learned how to make an awesome New Orleans traditional tamale. So in 1984, Mr. Buwe and his wife Joy Buwe decided to open and recreate the original Fiesta tamale this inspired the Buwe’s to name their company Old Style Hot Tamales bring the original tamale back to the streets of our unique city. This type of tamales can only be found in New Orleans. Generations of individuals have grown up on this tamale and have been loyal to our family for the past 33 years. We still do everything the Old Style way, tamales rolled by hand, and sold out of the nostalgic yellow and red wooden carts on the streets of the Westbank. We are licensed by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture as well as inspected by Louisiana Board of Health. Customers can find our delicious tamales in local grocery stores, sno-ball stands, seafood markets, coffee shops, and bingo halls throughout the Metro area. If you want to venture out to the Westbank we have 5 locations as well as one on the Northshore in Slidell. We also ship private orders anywhere in the U.S. Call us for parties, fairs, festivals, or private events. Old Style also makes WILD GAME tamales for private orders, so give us a call for all your tamales needs. With multiple locations to best serve you, fresh hot tamales are never far away.

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