From Humble Beginings
Owner Claudia Lopez was born in San Jose, CA. in 1977. She attended San Jose High School and graduated in 1995. She became owner of The Tamale Factory (formerly Lucy’s Tamale Factory ™) at the age of 19. Over the years The Tamale Factory has become a San Jose landmark thanks to the continued patronage of the community.
Claudia’s old fashioned style tamales and unique tamale concoctions have won her numerous awards and recognitions. Knowing that her business and success is made possible by the community, Claudia gives back by fundraising at local schools and events and participating in community events like ARVBA Salsa Festival and SF Pride.
In 2010 Claudia’s growing love for food led her to Culinary School where she trained in International Cuisine. She now plans on opening a catering facility where she can cook different types of food and expand her catering menu. In the meantime she is kept busy outside of work by her three children Ruby age 16, Fabian age 10 and Valery age 4. Her favorite pastimes are taking long road trips in the U.S. and vacationing in Mexico with her children especially in the Mayan Riviera.
The Tamale Factory
Has become a San Jose landmark thanks to the continued patronage of the community.