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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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Hours:
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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  • 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
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews
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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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
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It had been about 6 months since our last visit to Taco Mama's. Our food was delicious and we wondered why we had waited so long to go back. Great service and wonderful margaritas. All of our party was happy with their food and the roasted jalapeños on the salsa bar were great.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Easy access and good location. Food and service are outstanding. Portions are large and well prepared. Not your typical Mexican or TexMex establishment. Waitress was fun and helpful. We will definitely return on our next trip through Hot Springs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Or at least, not like most TexMex that Americans are used to. Let me preface this with, the food is delicious and amazing and good. But it does not taste like the ideal of "Mexican". The rice is green. And great. The salsa is hot. And great. They have way more meat selection than just chicken or beef. They make... More 

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Additional Information about Taco Mama

Address: 1209 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: +1 501-624-6262
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Spanish

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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?