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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
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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
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 77
    Very good
  • 38
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  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mississippi Tamales

OK - every area has something unexpectedly unique about their cuisine. You expect fried chicken, B-B-Q and catfish in Mississippi, but hot tamales was one of the more unique offerings that we ran into during our visit. We were in Natchez to take in some of the homes that were on their home tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Hokie67
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Eastern Shore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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301 reviews 301 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

OK - every area has something unexpectedly unique about their cuisine. You expect fried chicken, B-B-Q and catfish in Mississippi, but hot tamales was one of the more unique offerings that we ran into during our visit. We were in Natchez to take in some of the homes that were on their home tour and stopped at Fat Mama's for... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My wife and I were in Natchez recently and she had read about Fat Mama's so we wanted to check them. We both decided to try out the Gringo Pie for lunch and were glad we did. The tamales, chile, cheese, jalapenos - they all tasted fresh and satisfying. The only thing we regretted was that we didn't have time... More 

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Eupora, Mississippi, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Fat Mamas several times. I look forward to eating there at least once on our trip to Natchez. They have the best Gringo Pie (tamales and chili)!!! They have an outside patio they we enjoy sitting on and enjoying out food! Can't wait to go again!

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Brandon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My husband and I went for a weekend trip. This was one of our stops. Great tamales and margaritas. Nice atmosphere and they also had patio seating.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Gringo Pie (essentially three tamales smothered in chili, onion, cheese and jalapeno) hit the spot along with a cool Knock You Naked margarita! Sitting outside on the nice covered patio was the perfect start to a whirlwind visit to Natchez!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Recommend the smothered tamales with chili, onion, and jalapeño. The fire and ice pickles were also a favorite. The knock you naked margarita was just the perfect accompaniment to cool some of the heat! Fun and funky place. Will return here if I'm back in town!

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Philadelphia, MS
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

No trip to Natchez would be complete without stopping at Fat Mamas for a Knock You Naked Margarita! The food is excellent and they can ship you whatever you want to order!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My friend and I decided to try this place out on our last day in Natchez. Fat Mama's is not going to be on the top of our list of places to visit. We had the tamales and boudin. Both were delicious and well worth a visit.

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Palmer, Texas
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35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Tried Fat Mama's for dinner. As this was my first visit, 6 tamales sounded like over kill (6 is the smallest offering for the tamales) so I opted for what was billed as one of their favorites, the Gringo Pie. This is 3 tamales with a healthy helping of chili poured over them. I wasn't disappointed with the selection. I... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We consumed a big breakfast before we left Baton Rouge; this precipitated a late lunch (2:30) at Fat Mama’s Tamales. I had six tamales (the smallest number you can order) but they are not terribly large. They were very tasty! And with small, but noticeable, amount of spice. Joan ordered their taco soup. We both like our food and would... More 

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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

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