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Taco Mama

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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1209 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
+1 501-624-6262
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10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Voted Best Mexican Food in the State. Everything made from scratch....
Voted Best Mexican Food in the State. Everything made from scratch. Vegetarian friendly.
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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Tex-Mex

This is not frozen food off the truck. I got the Lunch taco/enchilada combo with rice and refried beans - cheese enchilada with cheese sauce and shredded beef taco in soft made-on-premises flour tortilla. More that I could eat. Salsa wasn't the usual tomato chunk stuff - had nice cilantro flavor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
7Cferg
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Cabot, Arkansas, United States
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Cabot, Arkansas, United States
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not frozen food off the truck. I got the Lunch taco/enchilada combo with rice and refried beans - cheese enchilada with cheese sauce and shredded beef taco in soft made-on-premises flour tortilla. More that I could eat. Salsa wasn't the usual tomato chunk stuff - had nice cilantro flavor with medium heat. The guacamole dip was also fresh... More 

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Thank 7Cferg
Arkansas
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food but service could have been better. This place was recommended to us previously and our first visit was excellent. Tonight was a 6.5-7. Get the cheese dip with chorizo. Regular cheese dip is very bland.

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Thank bradwest2006
Hot Springs, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best place to eat Mexican food. Not sure why anyone would go to Burger King afterwards..You apparently don't know good food!!!

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Thank bankergirl1
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit to Taco Mama. My first visit I was on a first date and it was ok. My second was with my daughter. The server acted like she had no idea what was going on in the restaurant. The food came out wrong so I sent it back. The server brought it back and it was... More 

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Thank FoodCritic216
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to try Taco Mama while in Hot Springs for an anniversary vacation. We grew up in Texas and have had a lot of Mexican food. The food was better than most that I've had. We had outstanding chicken and also cheese enchiladas, and the queso was buttery and flavorful. The salsa is fresh and perfectly... More 

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Thank Ed G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was terrible, a few bites were hard to swallow, some we had to spit some out. Service was friendly, food just wasn't good. They added a red sauce to my fajitas and RUINED everything!!!!

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Thank Lrl00
Biloxi, Mississippi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming since they opened. And I must say that Taco Mama is the only Mexican restaurant we go to. Always good. The staff is attentive and will to serve. The salsa is the standard that we judge everyone else's and I have to say none can come close. Once you try it you will never be satisfied... More 

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Thank Wanda M
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I've been working in HS off and on for awhile so I try to go to new places a lot. This place has the best mexican food i've tasted in Hot Springs. Very simple menu, great service and fresh food. Their salsa is awesome. i think they grill the vegetables before they go into the salsa. Can't go wrong here.

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Thank David M
Bryant, Arkansas
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Taco Mama has much better than average Mexican food at really good prices. The staff seem eager to serve and please you. The Margaritas were superb!

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Thank LTCNukem
Vista, California
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Went with some friends to this place. This is a family friendly place to eat. The staff is more than willing to please. They have a great selection to choose from. The food is good and they have plenty of hot stuff to add to you meal. Gotta try this if you haven't been here, you'll like it.

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Thank Phil_and_Sandy_2008

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1209 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-624-6262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Voted Best Mexican Food in the State. Everything made from scratch. Vegetarian friendly.
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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