When visiting my family in McAllen, we always stop by Delia's for some tasty tamales.
Upon arriving we are greeted at the door by an armed Constable who politely asked us if we pre-ordered our tamales. If not, he would have asked us to leave. We then wait in line to confirm our order.
After confirmation of our order, we were then instructed to go to station 2 where they wrote the types of tamales on our bags.
With bags in hand we were then instructed to go to yet another station where the tamales are placed in their respective bags.
Such an orderly process to get tamales cause lord knows during Christmas time in the valley, Delia's tamales are a hot commodity. Fights have been known to break out. More pictures of her tamales a bit later!