The Story Behind Me Gusta

Me Gusta Gourmet Tamales is a family owned business established in 1999 by the Ortega Family. Armed with a dream to better his family's way of life and a secret recipe, Roberto Ortega Senior and his wife, have gradually grown this company from a small restaurant location in San Fernando to a 10,000sqft. USDA approved tamale facility in Pacoima (Ca). Roberto Ortega Senior and his wife, have always stayed true to their vision and have pushed their family to provide a high quality, great tasting product to their customers..


This great family recipe for tamales has earned them the First and Second Place atthe Los Angeles International Tamale Festival (2006 & 2007) and the IndioFestival (2005 & 2006) for their Beef, Pork, Chili and Cheese, Vegetarian andSweet Pineapple Tamales; as well as "People's Choice" for the best tasting tamale and the best industrial tamale. Recently since 2023, we've won so many awards it's getting hard to keep up but every year we're always competing to be reigning champs!

Our Mission from Oxnard Tamale Festival