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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: Dinner, Lunch
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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  • 67
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 4
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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 Mexican Fare.

This is a very friendly place to enjoy wonderful and authentic Mexican food. Our waitress was very accommodating for my special request. I ordered the Mexican shrimp cocktail, but without the extra spice kick. The shrimp were large and another plus, they were deveined. I love this dish and it had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very friendly place to enjoy wonderful and authentic Mexican food. Our waitress was very accommodating for my special request. I ordered the Mexican shrimp cocktail, but without the extra spice kick. The shrimp were large and another plus, they were deveined. I love this dish and it had lots of avocado slices in it! I tasted my... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fresh Tex-Mex. All of the food here is great. My husband and I eat here at least twice a month. The frozen drinks are nice in the summertime. The owner is the same as Cafe 1217 and she is a wonderful chef.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This place was recommended by a Hot Springs resident & it was excellent. Service was quick, food was fresh, hot, & plentiful. Their tortillas were the best I've ever had as they were light and crispy--think they must have been homemade. Their guacamole was good, but I think so much stuff on the top obscured the taste. Was still good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great service and even better food. Loved the hot sauce and chips. One of our favorite places to eat in Hot Springs. Will visit again when in the area.

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Benton, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Went here for the first time a few days ago. Had the puffy beef tacos and veggie quesadilla. Also noticed several good looking entrees while I was checking out and this place was packed on a Monday at 1:00 in the afternoon. Prices are higher than the poor man's mexican joints spread over most po-dump towns in Arkansas. However, the... More 

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Wichita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The chili relleno is by far the best anywhere in the U.S. Margs are excellent, salsa terrific, wait staff intelligent about the food & prep. Overall best of the best.

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flagstaff.az
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The first trip the food was very good. Second time not quite as good. Third thru fifth were average at best. The staff seems to turn over quite a bit as I only recall seeing one wait person on more than one occasion. I doubt we will return anytime soon.

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Natchitoches, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The restaurant was nice, clean, and the service was great! The salsa is AMAZING and so is their strawberry limeade!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stopped here and will for sure go back, there servings are very generous and the wonderful food was authentic Mexican. not the Tex-Mex that you get at alot of restaurants. The lunch specials were only $6.75. Was very happy with food and service

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

They have really good fish tacos. Other than that this is not my favorite Mexican place. Not impressed at all.

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?