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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
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 44
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This Place Is Fun

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Tim D
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Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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philadelphia
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Monroe, la
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Reviews had me expecting more... Taco salad and roast beef left a lot to be desired... I'm not a margarita drinker but I got one for the "knock you naked" experience. Needless to say, I'm still dressed and my family is still hungry.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Within walking distance from The Natchez Hampton Suites Hotel where there is not a restaurant. Big Mamas was a pleasant surprise as it looks pretty basic. A family get together was enjoying the evening in there and as Brit's it was good to be in a local place. The Margarita's were excellent even though they were served in plastic cups.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Casual, unassuming place that is well worth the $. Don't expect fancy. Order at the counter and pay then they bring you very good tamales and the absolute best frozen margarita EVER!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Good food, service and quaint ambiance. Service was quick and friendly. We had a taco salad, 7 layered bean dip and chips. Would recommend as a good place for an afternoon meal.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?