Hot tamale!

. March 7, 2013.

Pilar’s opens a new storefront on Liberty Street Fans of Pilar’s Tamales are more than aware of the tamale cart that graces the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market on
Wednesdays and Saturdays, bringing with it traditional Salvadoran and Latin cuisine. But families in love with the popular tamale cart will be happy to learn that a brick and mortar location for Pilar’s has once again been established. 

Now located on the west side of Ann Arbor in the former Tienda La Libertad grocery space next to Faz’s Pizza on Liberty, tamales, along with several other El Salvadorian specialties, can be purchased at whim. The menu includes familiar options such as seasonal tamales, curtido salad, sweet fried plantains, and that famous hibiscus iced tea as well as an expanded selection of pupusas, empanadas, soups, beans and rice and desserts. Traditional Salvadoran breakfast selections are planned for serving starting this spring. With seating for eight, both sit down and takeout options are available.

On Sunday, March 7, Pilar’s hosts its fi rst Family Fun Night! Games and activities start at 4 p.m., a delicious homestyle dinner will be served at 5 p.m., followed by piñata
festivities. Call 734-929-4161 to register. $18 for adults, $6 for children ages 3-12.

Pilar’s Tamale Shop, 2261 W. Liberty Street. 734-929-4161, for catering call 734-829-9978.