Everybody has their favorite tamales lady.... maybe there are some men out there doing it, but I've never heard of one. Anyway, mine is Doña Melisa who sells a wide variety of some of the best tamales around in the market in Etla on Wednesdays.
I have been enjoying hers for years, after sampling most everyone's in the market. I know there is some very stiff competition, but she my favorite. Hers tamales are so nice and fat and tasty.... Her rajas are sublime....Hmmm ... I think I'll have one for dinner..... now.