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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 96
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 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
Good food, funny place and friendly staff

Just as the title: good food (try the tamales!), nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Worth visiting when you're in Natchez!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Richard C
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

wow!! if you like tamales! this is the place to go!! do not miss the fire and ice pickles!! the drinks are wonderful!! great experience!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here and we're transfixed as soon as we entered. The place exudes contemporary charm and grace. Best Margaritas and Po'Boys in town. A MUST visit

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Just as the title: good food (try the tamales!), nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Worth visiting when you're in Natchez!

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Natchez, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great little place to meet friends after work or just to catch your breath anytime! Boudain is the best I have ever had, but don't forget the fire and ice pickles! And last but not least...the margaritas!

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Arlington, Texas
Top Contributor
389 reviews 389 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We got pork tamales and gringo pie and they were both excellent. The mexican cornbread was ok. Nothing fancy here, but good solid food. Would definately go back.

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Metz, France
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had tamales and beers. It was good and spicy. The staff is nice. We were seat outside really nice. I will go again to try the nachos if I have the occasion.

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Columbia, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stumbled across this place and stopped because of the bright, fun exterior. The tamales were good, just the right amount of spice. Unfortunately, they had more masa than meat, which was disappointing. The menu was limited, and the chips were not house-made (probably bought in bulk). When I asked for sour cream, they charged me $1 for two small... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We discovered this place by accident when on vacation. Now every time we happen to be in the Natchez area we make a special trip to Fat Mama's!

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Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?