Tamales Nortenos - Choose Your Own 12 Pack

These traditional northern-style tamales are wrapped in a corn husk. Take your pick from chicken in green sauce, pork in red chile, black beans & cheese, and peppers & cheese!

Chef Arnaldo Richards is a third-generation chef who started learning his grandmother’s recipes at age 13 while growing up at his family’s restaurants in Monterey, Mexico. Many of those authentic Mexican dishes and sauces are still on the menu at his legendary restaurant, Picos, which opened in 1984 and remains one of Houston’s most beloved Mexican restaurants.

More Details

This package serves 12 people and includes your choice of 12 Norentos Tamales

  • Each Tamale measures 1.5″ × 4.5″ and weighs 3ozs.

Norentos Tamales Options Include

  • Chicken in Green Chile – Savory chicken in green chile have a delicious tomatillo and roasted pepper flavor
  • Pork in Red Chile – Savory pork in red chile have a delicious roasted red pepper flavor provided by guajillo and chile de arbol peppers
  • Beef in Red Chile – Savory beef in red chile have a delicious roasted red pepper flavor provided by guajillo and chile de arbol peppers
  • Black Beans and Cheese – Savory vegetarian black bean and cheese selection are the best treat!
  • Pepper and Cheese – Savory Vegetarian cheese, with roasted poblano pepper and corn are out of this world good!


  • Chicken in Green Chile – Pulled Chicken, Tomatillo, Onion, Garlic, Serrano Peppers, Cilantro, Cumin, Corn Masa, Corn Husk
  • Pork in Red Chile – Pulled Pork, Dried Guajillo Peppers, Dried De Arbol Peppers, Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Cumin, Corn Masa, Corn Husk
  • Beef in Red Chile – Beef, Dried Guajillo Peppers, Dried De Arbol Peppers, Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Cumin, Corn Masa, Corn Husk
  • Black Beans and Cheese – Stewed Black Beans, Chihuahua Cheese, Dried Guajillo Peppers, Dried De Arbol Peppers, Avocado Leaves, Corn Masa, Corn Husk
  • Pepper and Cheese – Poblano Peppers, Chihuahua Cheese, Jalapeño Peppers, Onion, Tomato, Corn Kernels, Epazote, Corn Masa, Corn Husk

Facility handles, eggs, nuts, and dairy

Instructions / Storage

  • Tamales ship frozen with ice packs, may thaw in trasit
  • Arrives in cryovac Sous Vide bags that may be kept in the refrigerator, or freezer
  • May be kept refrigerated for up to 2 weeks for frozen for up to 6 months

To Serve

  • Allow tamales to thaw overnight in the refrigerator in their Sous Vide bags
  • Boil a large pot of water for multiple bags or a pot that can be filled to cover the size of a single bag at a time when submerged
  • Place Tamales, still their sealed bags, in the water
  • Boil until tamales are heated all the way through
  • Remove from the water, open the bags
  • Enjoy!
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Pico’s Restaurant ships Monday-Friday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
  • Have more questions about Shipping? Read our Shipping FAQ page.

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The tamales are delicious. I really liked the ones wrapped in banana leaves. Shipping was fast. A good experience.
Melody F. - Mountain Home, AR
Shipped and arrived on time, obvious handmade excellence! We used the surplus tortillas for berria tacos - which were amazing. Thanks Picos!
Thomas P. - Woodbridge, VA
Dinner was amazing mole delicious food came in time and ready to go
Louis G. - Parkton, MD
Ontime and delicious! Gift for my sister’s family & my Dad. They loved the tamales. Traditional Christmas Eve meal. We are all from Arizona and they now live in Indiana, so it was nice to have an Arizona tradition.
Donna E. - Lebanon, IN
Well packaged prompt delivery of DELICIOUS tamales!!
Jeanette K. - Brooklyn, NY
Fast delivery, well packaged and the tamales were delicious. Will certainly order again!
Stephen E. - Saint Louis, MO
The orders arrive quickly. The products are packaged and arrive fresh. So far all products have been yummy.
Donna S. - Fort Jones, CA
The chili con queso was terrific and it went well with the tamales I had ordered before. Thank you so much!
Susan M. - Brooklyn Park, MN
Delivery was quick and the food was good. It's nice to be able to taste restaurants from around the country in your own home.
scott s. - Birmingham, AL
The pork belly in salsa verde was INCREDIBLE.
Deborah B. - Niles, OH
Prompt, Delicious. Arrived when promised and was well packaged.
William F. - Saratoga Springs, NY
The tamales were really good. Well-packaged and delivered as promised.
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Jeffrey Z. - Hartland, VT
The shipping was right on time, and the food items were packaged well. I was glad they included reheating and storage instructions. The food was exactly what I had been missing.
Natalie M. - New York, NY
My first order through Goldbelly was tamales from Picos Mexican Restaurant - they were superb and I will order again. I am now curious about other food outlets through Goldbelly.
David R. - Philadelphia, PA
PICOS; tamales are far superior to any I have purchased online. The filing and the corn wrapping have so much more flavor than those I have gotten from other sources!
Mitchell T. - Silver Spring, MD
The prep was easy and it was honestly one of the best meals I've ever had. My friends and I thought it was fantastic! I've already ordered another one to keep in the freezer.
Patty W. - Saint Augustine, FL
Everything was amazing. It was all beautifully packaged, fresh and delicious. I appreciated the clear instructions.
Dina T. - San Rafael, CA
The tamales were soooo delicious. I'm glad I found your website. I will be buying from you again!!
Rocio E. - Demarest, NJ
Those are the best Tamales on the planet!
Della D. - Trenton, MI
Best tamales and tortillas with the green chicken pisoli!
Ron O. - Wingate, TX