From Humble Beginnings

Owner, Claudia Lopez is a San Jose native and graduate from San Jose High School, class of 1995. She became the owner of The Tamale Factory (formerly Lucy’s Tamale Factory™) at nineteen years old and has owned it ever since! Over the years, The Tamale Factory has become a San Jose landmark thanks to the continued patronage of the community. 
Our traditional Mexican tamales and unique tamale connections have won us numerous awards and recognition across the bay area. Knowing that her business and success is made possible by the community, Claudia makes sure to give back by fundraising for local schools and participates in local events when possible.