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Best Guatemalan Tamales: Maranata Store

Best Guatemalan Tamales

A burgeoning community of Guatemalan refugees are beginning to call Price Hill home. And establishments like the Maranata Store are offering both a taste of Central America and an authentic cultural experience for outsiders. The tienda stocks ethnic groceries while the modest restaurant serves colorful cilantro-infused ceviche, pork pupusas, fried plantains and three-milk cake. The Guatemalan-style tamales alone are worth a trip. Bigger than their Mexican counterparts and cooked inside banana leaves, these homemade tamales are only available on Saturday and Sunday and come filled with chicken, beef or pork. Maranata Store, 1215 Rulison Ave., Price Hill, 513-244-2494, marantastore.com.