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Fat Mama's Tamales

500 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
(601) 442-4548
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Ranked #11 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
Brighton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This place is cheap and cheerful, but the food doesn't reflect the price. The chilli bowl was huge and delicious. The tamales, recommended by so many, were an acquired taste to us Brits, but the more you eat, the better they are! Margaritas looked amazing. The lemon icebox cake was delicious. I can recommend.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I'm not a margarita guy, wish they served other than that and beer, BUT, tamales are great and service is better ! Real local culture and unique atmosphere !

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Norman, Oklahoma
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316 reviews 316 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This place had a colorful decor. Service was fast and the food came fast too. The tamales are small but you have to order a minimum of six. They were good although a bit hot. I liked the corn bread. I did not try the margaritas.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Still trying to figure out the hype on this place..?? This is a generic joint with bad margaritas (premade in a vat) and nachos smothered in disgusting cheese sauce. Nothing in this place was worth coming back for. Have more fun spending your money somewhere else

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great little place to catch a fast meal - food great and atmosphere really neat. Locals hang out here you can tell. Would recommend to everyone. Tamales and chili were really good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We came for the margaritas and will definitely be returning to try the food! My husband was pleasantly surprised by the draft selection and loved the watermelon wheat and hopes he can find it here at home. Great margaritas!

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Memphis
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed an early afternoon lunch on a Wednesday in early July at Fat Mama’s Tamales. It had been a few years since we had been through Natchez and we both remembered Fat Mama’s from the previous trip. We each had the gringo pie – tamales covered in chili, cheese, onions and jalapenos. Tamales were good and... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Friendly staff with a nice patio but the tamales were not all that good. But we are from Texas and we eat homemade tamales here a lot so these were a disappointment.

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

a good tasting Gringo tamale Casserole. They have frozen entrees for you to take home....they are known for their famous drink.... a knock-you-naked margarita... ! I did buy the mix and brought it home to fix in private ....

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Flowood, Mississippi, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is my first visit to Fat Mama's and will def not be my last. The Taco Salad was fresh, healthy and delicious. Loved the atmosphere of the place and it is definitely a laid back kind of spot. My kind of place, indeed!!

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