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Fat Mama's Tamales

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500 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
(601) 442-4548
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Tamale Experience

My best friend and I stopped here on our way to New Orleans. We saw the sign post and had to stop. We had the tamale pie. I had never had a tamale before and it was very yummy. Prices were great. We didn't have the margaritas so I can't tell you about those, but the food was great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
new2tupelo
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

The Margaritas were amazingly delish! ( I am a margarita specialist!:) The food was tasty, the prices accommodate the average person. Good menu, fun atmosphere!

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My best friend and I stopped here on our way to New Orleans. We saw the sign post and had to stop. We had the tamale pie. I had never had a tamale before and it was very yummy. Prices were great. We didn't have the margaritas so I can't tell you about those, but the food was great!

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40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food and drinks will knock your socks off. The people there are also very friendly. You owe it to yourself to try one of their margaritias.

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A gentleman in Memphis told us to stop here for great tamales and margaritas. We did and It was great had the 22oz knock you naked margarita and was terrific. Tamales fantastic and lemon ice box pie. Stop here. Fun place order at counter and sit where you want. . The lighted patio was great on a warm evening

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philadelphia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Average. Certainly do not give you a lot of food. I would not go back. It was quick and close to hotel location, but other than that, would not recommend. BUT I did hear folks talking about their Margaritta's. They must be good, so if you go, try one of those.

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Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good but I think of bar food after eating there. Nothing really special to eat. Good food, but think the bar drinks are the way to go

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crockett
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

First of all, the tamales were so greasy that the little container was full of grease. The nachos are like the ones you get at the movies and the margarita did not "knock me naked". You can tell a good margarita by the "frozen" consistency and this one was so frozen I needed a spoon. I was really looking forward... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Visiting Natchez, after a few days of driving by that bath tub, we had to stop. This place is great on the crazy decorations and super food. Any of the tamales are good. After dinner, we took a long walk in town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

These are very good tamales with a slight bite. Not too hot and definitely not bland. These bad boys sure are tasty. Every time we come home it is always a treat to stop in at Mama's. Tasty tamales at a reasonable price. If you like tamales you will love Mamas.

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Ellisville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I love this place! Don't miss the fire and ice pickles! The tamale pie was very tasty and the margarita was awesome! We will most definitely return!

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Additional Information about Fat Mama's Tamales

Address: 500 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: (601) 442-4548
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Natchez
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Natchez
  • Phone Number: (601) 442-4548

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?