Wed May 7, 2014
PHOTOS: After 34 Years, Austin's Tamale House Closes
Customers lined up today for their last taste of tacos from Tamale House #3 on Airport Boulevard. Owner Robert "Bobby" Vasquez died last week, and the restaurant announced on Facebook it would close the location after 36 years. Tamale House East on East 6th St. will remain open.
"Everybody misses the place," said Connie Salazar, the long-time companion of Vasquez. "I'm going to miss him too."
All the proceeds of sales today and yesterday were donated to Tamale House employees, the restaurant said. Owners requested a minimum donation of $5.
Check our slideshow above from the last day of service at Tamale House #3.