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Nacho Mama's

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3449 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-2726
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Not your mama's

We were seated right away. The decor is funky. Small place, good location. Good patio for people watching. Food was average at best. Fish taco was good. The beer was great, nice selection.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cary L
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated right away. The decor is funky. Small place, good location. Good patio for people watching. Food was average at best. Fish taco was good. The beer was great, nice selection.

Thank Cary L
Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband and I heard about this place while at the Squirrels games. It sounded good and some of our friends had eaten there in the past so we thought we would give it a try. That was a mistake. The place was clean, but when we walked in no one gave us a second glance. There was only one... More 

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Bethany Beach
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We have seen this place packed and were anxious to try. We live nacho mama in Baltimore so just the name was a hook. Just blah and uninteresting food. Cute upstairs, very "richmond".

Thank bethanygirl51
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My friend and I were out and about for lunch prior to a festival. She loves mexican and we decided after looking at several other listings to try out nacho's. It's a small but vibrant place with local folks and in a nice area. We were seated and immediately served chips and salsa. The salsa was very tasty as were... More 

Thank louis9182009
Salisbury, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Wow - their salsa is incredible, the meal was great, and the drinks were good! It is a small place, but the upstairs rooms add more room. Can't wait to go back.

Thank TP-NC1
Chester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Dropped in for lunch, on a HOT sunny afternoon and despite the umbrellas, the deck was very hot for outdoor seating -- the frozen margaritas were expiring rapidly! Fortunately, the very accommodating staff moved us inside and we enjoyed our meal in the coolness. the food was worth waiting for! The combo plates ordered had very generous portions. I absolutely... More 

Thank HCrowder
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This has always been one of my favorite places in Richmond: the food is solid and the wait staff is great! My friends and I ordered the el pollo loco nachos, which are tasty and filling! Nacho Mama's features many types of margaritas.

Thank VAGypsyGirl
Prattville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We ate here for lunch and enjoyed a great meal. We had beef tacos and fish tacos. The salsa and guacamole were great and had a fresh taste. The chips were light and crunchy. Service was fast and friendly. We really enjoyed our lunch.

Thank wtpoohb
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great chips and salsa. The beef enchiladas are served on a hot plate and flavored just right with cheese and sauce. Good wait staff.

Thank V Wayne Speedy L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Good drinks. We waited for food for 35 minutes until we were told our food was delivered to the wrong table. We were nice about it but when 15 more minutes passed with nothing, we were more than aggravated. Then, when they brought the food out, it was wrong!! We will not be coming back here EVER! Stay away!!!

Thank Aly R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3449 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-2726
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-358-6262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?