Frequently Asked Questions

Nick's Tamales

Do you take credit cards?
We take credit cards and cash.

Do you have a brick and mortar?
Currently, we have a family run mobile food truck.

When did you start?

We opened our food truck in May 2018.

See our story here.

How do I find your truck?
Our calendar and locations are on our website here. Please follow us on social media for any last minute updates or give us a call or text at 405-938-9423 if you have any questions.

Do you have a menu?
See our food truck menu here.

Are you licensed and insured? 


Can I book your truck for my event?
Just fill out the form on "Book the Truck" page and we will be in contact to talk about your needs.

Can I order a dozen?
Yes!   You can preorder a half dozen or whole dozen on our preorder page in jumbo or traditional size.

Choose a pick up location and you're all set.

Preorders must be made by Monday night on the website to be able to pick up that week.   All preorders come vacuum sealed for freshness.  You can also pick up as many jumbo tamales as you like at the truck (hot and fresh)  while supplies last.  All traditional size tamales need to be preordered due to limited space on the food truck.

How do I cook them when they are vacuum sealed?
All preorders come fully cooked and vacuum  sealed for freshness and ready to be  refrigerated or frozen.  

Refrigerate for up to 3 days and freeze up to  6 months in an unopened vacuum sealed  bag.  Your preorder is made the week you pick up.  We do not hold frozen tamales from week to week due to limited space on the food truck.

​To reheat, simply heat a pot of water on the stove and boil the unopened sealed bag submerged in water.

Heating times:
Traditional size tamales from refrigerator boil in vacuum sealed bag for 20-25 minutes.

Jumbo size tamales from refrigerator boil in vacuum sealed bag for 30-35 minutes.

Traditional size tamales from frozen boil in vacuum sealed bag for 30-35 minutes.

Jumbo size tamales from frozen boil in vacuum sealed bag for 35-40 minutes.

Can I microwave the tamales?
If you prefer to heat one tamale at a time, open vacuum sealed bag, wrap refrigerated tamale in damp paper towel and heat in 30 second intervals in microwave.  Heat in one minute intervals until heated through.  Microwave times vary.  Do not  overcook.   We do not recommend reheating frozen tamales unless sealed in bag.  See below.

You can resteam the tamales in the vacuum sealed bag in the microwave.  Do NOT pierce bag.   For frozen tamales, microwave in the bag for 2 minutes at 50% power.  Turn over and microwave for 2 more minutes at 50% power. If tamales are not frozen reheat in one minute intervals at 50% until hot.  Microwave times will vary.

Can I resteam the tamales?
Yes!  A steam pot is a great way to get a moist tamale.   Heat water to a boil, remove tamales from bag, stand upright in the steam pot (do not let tamales sit in water) then turn down to low heat. Make sure you see steam!

Heating times in steam pot:

From refrigerator:
Traditional size tamales steam covered for 25 minutes.
Jumbo size tamales steam covered for 30 minutes.

From Frozen:
Traditional size tamales steam covered for 35 minutes.
Jumbo size tamales steam covered for 40 minutes.

Can I walk up to the truck and order a dozen?
Yes!   Jumbo tamales are available from the truck while supplies last.   If you order a dozen from the truck they will be hot and ready.  Traditional size tamales will need to be preordered and will be vacuum sealed for freshness.

What comes with a dozen tamales?
A side of homemade salsa comes with all of our tamales!   Additional topping are available at the truck for purchase.

Are your tamales gluten free?
Our masa flour is gluten free.  We do not add any gluten but some ingredients may have been processed in a processing plant with gluten.

Do you make all your tamales?
Yes!  We make all our tamales from scratch.  From our family to yours.

How big are your tamales?
We make them just like Uncle Nick did!  Jumbo, at half a pound each!

We also make traditional size tamales and are available by preorder.

Why don't you carry more tamales?
We  make as many tamales every week as our food truck will hold!

We are limited by the Oklahoma health department to prepare and hold all our tamales on our food truck.   It is illegal in the state of Oklahoma to prepare any food with meat, outside of a licensed commercial kitchen.  We have a fully licensed and inspected commercial kitchen on our food trailer.

Safety first!