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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 92
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    Very good
  • 40
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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
Awesome Margaritas!!!

We stopped in just for drinks having just ate a big lunch...They were very good margaritas...we can't wait to stop back & try the tamales!!! Fun fun atmosphere :-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Stacy S
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vermont
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I was a little nervous when I walked through the front door and saw the t shirts for sale; I was site I had stumbled on a mistake. It's counter service, not table side but that's fine so long as you are not looking for anything to fancy. The prices seemed fine and the foods was tasty. I had the... More 

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Morgan City, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Our group just happened to be passing by needed margaritas and some food. We weren't expecting to eat just about the best tamales we'd ever eaten. I think I could have eaten a few dozen by myself. The margaritas were perfect. Not quite "knock ya naked" as they claim, but definitely did the trick.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We ran in for a quick lunch. Even though there was a big crowd, we were able to grab a seat and make an order. The food and staff were terrific.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in just for drinks having just ate a big lunch...They were very good margaritas...we can't wait to stop back & try the tamales!!! Fun fun atmosphere :-)

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Service good, food excellent and a cheery and friendly atmosphere. Oh yeah, my son said the Margaritas were just right! For sure a place for a repeat visit!!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Scruffy premises with food sold on plastic plates with plastic cutlery. Food was OK but we didn't stay long.

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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302 reviews 302 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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?