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To Our Valued Friends and Customers

Wed – Fri 12 noon to 6:00 pm
ys - 12 Noon to 5 PM

Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

 Sylvia's Story: A Labor of Love
Article from "Nature and Nurture Seeds"

                                                                                    Updated - 9/2023

Pilar's Cafe and Tamales will be adding a

5% Credit Card Service fee

to all Credit Card Transactions.

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Dear Valued Pilar’s Tamales Customers

To Our Valued Customers - Menus viewed on the internet from sources other than may not reflect our current menu.

Please check on our official site or call us for the latest availability of our wonderful tamales and other items to enjoy.

Please Call Ahead and Even the Day Before for LARGE ORDERS

Pilar’s is a small Mom and Pop business that has been proudly serving the Ann Arbor Community for over 22 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 do take credit cards (except Discover), if that is your method of payment, and we ask for an added gratuity to help us to continue providing credit card service to you.

Thank you,

Sylvia at Pilar’s Tamales

Our Dear Customers and Community Members.

We at Pilar’s are grateful for your continuous support.


Pilar’s Curb Side Hours. Please order ahead if you can:

  • Wednesday thru Friday – 12 Noon to 6:00 PM

  • 12 Noon to 5PM

  • Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Call-In Order Hours are - 

  • 12PM to 6:00 PM -Wednesday thru Friday

  • Saturday  - 12 Noon to 5PM


734-929-4161   or   734-585-5630

We gladly accept and encourage cash orders.

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

  • We will be confirming all orders with a credit card payment. Please let us know at that time if adding a gratuity.

  • There is NO inside dining available, but you can order at the door, or from your phone and we will bring it outside to you.


  • If you have called in an order - 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. 

  • 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 you!

All of us at Pilar’s Tamales

To all of our Valued 

Pilar’s Customers


Carry-out Only hours:

Open Weekdays Tuesday thru Friday

- 12 Noon to 6 PM


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 Cafe and Tamales will be adding a

5% Credit Card Service fee

to all Credit Card Transactions.

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



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.

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!

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