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Fat Mama's Tamales

500 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
(601) 442-4548
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Ranked #10 of 85 restaurants in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Good mexican food in a casual atmosphere with friendly staff and "knock you naked" margaritas! You can sit inside, outside or there is even a drive thru.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

I love the Margarita! Tamales are grand! But if you need a quick less spicy lunch go with a Poboy! The roast beef one is my favorite!! Outside seating is nice if you want to sit and chat with friends while having a drink or meal!! A must stop when you are in town! I usually order chips and cheese... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had margaritas at Fat Mama's in June after hearing how delicious they were. Meh. They were OK -- not terrific. I also noticed the margarita mix was made with corn syrup. Blech. The service was terrific though... very friendly, and the outdoor sitting area was lovely on a summer night.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lots of good food and a really fun atmosphere. You would do well to stop for a spell and enjoy the small town feel.

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louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was my second time to visit here. By far this experience was the best. I talked with the staff and asked what they recommended. The poboy was very good. The homemade fries were awesome. The brownie was amazing!!! The staff was very friendly and very helpful about places to visit.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had the Natchez Nachos. We weren't impressed. A pile of chips with a little cheese sauce, lots of chopped onions and tomatoes, and clumps of shredded chicken. We did buy a jar of Fire and Ice pickles to take home as a gift, but wouldn't recommend the restaurant. Maybe the tamales are amazing, but the nachos need an upgrade.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Loved the Knock You Naked margarita! Ordered the Natchez Nachos with chicken and it was the perfect combo. Fun atmosphere!

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Knoxville, Tn
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Food was mediocre, everyone online raved about the margaritas, I felt like they were way overprice for less than average. Food was not what they had been rated online and I am not picky.

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Natchitoches, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The service is friendly and fast. The roast beef po' boy was awesome! The tamales, are some of the best I have ever had. Be sure to get an order of the fire and ice pickles, and then treat yourself, buy a jar to take with you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

An interesting place for lunch. Chili was good, nachos were fresh. Roast beef poboy was ok- roast was good, bread was weird. Homemade potato chips were a nice touch

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