We are Closed for New Years 2021-22 WEEKEND
Thursday December 30th Thru Monday January 3rd 2022.
We will OPEN for our Normal Business Hours on
Tuesday January 4th 2022.
Have a Wonderful Holiday Weekend with your Family and Loved Ones.

Dear Valued Pilar’s Tamales Customers

Pilar’s is a small Mom and Pop business that has been serving Ann Arbor for 20 years.

We are asking you to please pay for your purchases In Cash whenever you can.

This will help us to off-set additional expenses. We still take credit cards, if that is your method of payment, and we ask for an added gratuity to help us to continue providing that service to you.

Thank you,

Sylvia at Pilar’s Tamales

Updated - October 26, 2021

Our Dear Customers and Community Members.

We at Pilar’s are grateful for your continuous support. We would like to let everyone know that we will continue to make you really good and yummy food.

Here is what Pilar’s Tamales will do to get you our food:

Pilar’s Curb Side Only hours. Please order ahead:

  • Tuesday thru Friday – 12 Noon to 6PM

  • Most Saturdays - 12 Noon to 5PM, (A Notice will be posted if we are not open) 

  • Closed Sunday and Mondays. These hours will be in place until further notice.

Call-In Order hours are

  • 12PM to 6PM -Tuesday thru Friday

  • Saturday  - 12 Noon to 5PM


734-929-4161 or 734-585-5630

  • If paying by Credit Card when ordering on the Phone - Please Have your Credit Card information available

  • We will be confirming all orders with a credit card payment. Please let us know at that time if adding a gratuity. We can still accommodate cash orders, please let us know if necessary.

  • Upon arrival at Pilar's, Just call us at 734-929-4161 and we will bring your food outside and place it on our Pick-up table outside the door. You do not need to come inside.

  • No inside ordering is allowed, but you can order from your phone and we will bring it outside to you.

  • Do Not Leave voice messages at the Café number 734-929-4161.

We love and deeply care for all of you and can not wait to see your shinning faces.

All of us at Pilar’s Tamales

To all of our Valued 

Pilar’s Customers

Pilar’s Pandemic Period

Carry-out Only hours:

Open Weekdays Tuesday thru Friday

- 12 Noon to 6 PM

Open most Saturdays

12 Noon to 5PM


Sunday, and Monday

Also, it's NEVER too early to book your Tamale and Catering order so you don't forget.




To Place a Catering Order - Call 734-829-9978 and talk to our Catering Experts



Pilar's Foundaton is at work for those in need, both Locally and around the World.

Tamale Steaming and Re-Heating Instructions


Please follow this link for detailed instructions

contact us


Pilar’s Tamales Café:

Tue-Fri. 12pm-6pm

Saturday 12pm-5pm


Closed Sunday and Monday


2261 West Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 929-4161


(734) 585-5630


Catering Consultations:

(734) 829-9978

If you have any questions, please stop in or call, and we will do our best to serve you!

Pilar's Boutique
located inside Pilar's Cafe

Local Artists, Around-the-World gift items, local Finds, and Sustainable goods from around our local area.

we support local

For a full list of where we source our delicious, locally-grown produce and meats, click here.


White Lotus Farm

Ann Arbor, MI

- Organic produce, fresh cajeta, body soaps


Tantré Farm

Certified organic farm in Chelsea, MI.

–Garlic and many seasonal greens


Frog Holler Organic Farm

Brooklyn, MI

Summer squash, collard greens, spinach, salad mix.