Do one thing and do it extremely well. This little tamales joint on the main drag coming into Union Gap, WA is the epitome of small town success. The faithful patrons call ahead to insure their order is waiting for pickup. They feature local, sustainable ingredients and have a special tamale for whatever is in season.
While understated and unassuming, Los Hernandez stands tall in the foodie scene evolving across the Yakima Valley. Want tacos? Go elsewhere. Burritos? Not happening. The tamales rule without competition yet they would crush other menu contenders if there were any.
You could squeeze a dozen folks at tables in the front with a few more outdoor option, but most choose take home. Call your order in the day before and be sure to pick up some of the signature salsa made daily on site. This is traditional Mexican cuisine at its finest level of execution. Sentimental and savory, Los Hernandez captures the culture the recipes were imported from. There’s a respect for the mothers and grandmothers, fathers and grandfathers that pursued the flavors and textures to come up with the latest iteration coming out of Los Hernandez. Order ahead, pack them with love and share them with everybody. Simply splendid!