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Fat Mama's Tamales

500 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
(601) 442-4548
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Ranked #16 of 86 Restaurants in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
  • French first
  • Italian first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

One of the best frozen margaritas you'll ever have! Fun staff and great place to kick back with friends. Ask for Barbara Ruth. She is knows the area, people and enjoys meeting people. A great help!

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Ball, Louisiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Went in wasn't expecting to find it looking like a cheap and cheesy restaurant. Was very disappointed. Felt tamales tasted frozen and mushy and margaritas tasted like the ones u get in a convenient store. No one came behind the counter to help bring for big order and there were 3 employees there. Didn't leave a tip can't tip someone... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We sat at our table a full 10 minutes before being told we had to stand in line to order. The food was average, but nothing special. The margaritas were good.

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Evanston, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you are looking for McDonald's style Mexican food, this place is for you. The gringo pie was basically chile with cornmeal posing as tamales with little spice or taste served lukewarm. The margaritas were overrated and the chips and salsa were better at the grocery store. When the best thing on the menu is hot and sweet pickles, you... More 

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Conway, AR
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165 reviews 165 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We have been going to Fat Mama’s for years. The new place is great, but I miss the old log cabin across the street. Over the years we have had to pass eating there when someone traveling with us did not like tamales. That is no longer the case. They have sandwiches and homemade house fried potato chips. W ate... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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148 reviews 148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went for the tamales but they're made with pork which I don't eat unless it's BACON, and so I had the taco soup instead which was average. The taco salad was very good and fresh however, and good frozen margaritas. Pleasant, casual inside seating and outdoor patio.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I'm not a tamale person but this place has some really good ones. The only ones I'll eat. And the margaritas are pretty good too. Usually stop by here when we're in the area.

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Summit, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The tamales are awesome but the Gringo Pie is to die for! Super nice staff, awesome food and you can always have yourself a Knock You Naked Margarita! Outside dining is also welcome I believe, though we ate inside. A return trip is definitely in order and I do make it to Natchez fairly often!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place has been a staple for comfort food and a great atmosphere. The gringo pie is the place to start for new comers. The margaritas are famous and are a must but be careful cause they aren't called knock you naked for nothing. The court yard is a great place to enjoy the ambiance of down town Natchez. It's... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

We stopped off in Natchez on our way to Vicksburg, and just happened to find this place. A real gem, it's very basic but has a real welcoming atmosphere. Loved the gringo pie, and there was a good range of local craft beers on tap. Worth looking out if you are in the area and want a good values for... More 

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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

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