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Fat Mama's Tamales

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Mexican, Pub
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500 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
(601) 442-4548
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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
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 12
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  • 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
Informal diner

Fast service! We almost got it instantly. Not too much choice for vegetarians though. The taco salad was good as well as the tamales (not vegetarian)! Cornbread was so so. Nice place to go if you want to eat outside on a porch with good food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Meppel, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nachos and drinks are fantastic! Great atmosphere! My favorite place to eat in Natchez and the staff are very accommodating 😊

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was a fun little Mexican restaurant to go to. My friend and I had dinner here after spending the day in Natchez. They have a limited menu, which is what makes them good at what they do. They are known for their Tamales. I had the Gringo Pie which was listed as a Fat Mama's favorite. It was 3... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was our second time in 2 years to eat here. Apparently we had forgot how disappointing it was. The Margaritas taste like sour limes with no alcohol and I couldn't even finish mine. I had the taco salad which was probably the best of the 3 meals our party ordered. My husband had the tamales and they were ok.... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Delicious! This place has great tamales. I have been several times and it is definitely a regular stop when I'm in Natchez :)

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Meppel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Fast service! We almost got it instantly. Not too much choice for vegetarians though. The taco salad was good as well as the tamales (not vegetarian)! Cornbread was so so. Nice place to go if you want to eat outside on a porch with good food!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

First time eating tamales, and these seemed very good - a dozen (with a side of Boudin and a small square of mexican cornbread) was definitely enough for two of us. The Tamales were a touch greasy, but not overwhelmingly so. The frozen margaritas - as others have noted - were also delicious, though very strong. Above all, however, the... More 

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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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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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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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5 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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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: Mexican, 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?