MASA FOR THE MASSES: The Art of Making Tamales

  • Commerce Street Night Market 444 Commerce Street Dallas, TX, 75202 United States

Tamale-making is an intricate art form that takes hard work to master. Making them can become a festive event, where friends and family come together for a tamalada, a tamale-making party, to help out with a particular task from cooking the fillings, to making the masa (corn flour dough), to wrapping the tamales. John Hernandez, AKA "El Tamalero", will give a brief history of this culinary tradition, demonstrate how to make a tamale, and walk you through wrapping your own. 

The hands-on portion of the class is limited to 15 people. Register below to participate in wrapping your own tamale. All registrants must arrive by 6:25 PM. Seats will be given up to those on a waiting list after 6:25 PM. 


John Hernández is the owner of CASA MASA, a pop up shop specializing in handcrafted tamales sold throughout various outdoor markets. John learned the art of tamale making at a young age from his mother who learned from his grandmother. He is keeping the tradition alive by offering over 20 varieties of tamales that are high in demand and quick to sell out. Follow him on Facebook to see where you can find him next!