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“A great find” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nacho Mamas

Nacho Mamas
312 S. Main St., Stillwater, MN 55082
651-439-9544
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Ranked #23 of 85 Restaurants in Stillwater
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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“A great find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

What a great find in little ol’ Stillwater. From the main street, this restaurant appears as a nondescript doorway, but inside is a quirkily decorated cantina and --- surprise! --- there is also a very cute little outdoor balcony with a fountain.

The food was X and the portion sizes super-generous. I was also really pleased with the service --- small touches like the waitstaff offering to mix me a customized mocktail with my favorite flavors.

I’m so pleased we found this hidden gem.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Poor service--no service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Tried to eat at Nacho Mama Stillwater today. Went inside and had to find a hostess and ask if we could be seated. She asked us to dine outside. Ok sounds like a good idea on a nice evening. Went around back and again-- no hostess or waitress to seat us. We seat ourselves. Another couple came after us, was seated and handed menus by a waitress. We had to ask the waitress for menus. Then after several minutes the waitress reappeared, brought drinks to another table then went to the table that was seated after us and took their order. We politely waited believing to be next. Wrong. She never made eye contact, never acknowledged us, never spoke to us. She walked away after taking the other table's order. We then just left. Poor service. Will never be back. Do not try to dine there.

Visited September 2013
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“Pleasantly Surprised!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Stopped at this quaint little place to eat lunch and was blown away by the food.. The drinks were right on and the prices are very reasonable for what you get... We ordered the fried tacos and the queso. The queso was amazing..big chunks of meat, bean, jalapeños (you get the point).. The taste is a mix between mexican and carribean...our server rock and rolled. We'll be back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Paul, MN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Get em in, get em out”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

After waiting for 15 minutes to be greeted, (plenty of staff walked by us in the front, but nobody bothered to stop and say "someone will be right with you", they all just walked by like you were not their problem) were finally seated on patio, yes they were busy but patio was filthy, we were served our drinks and chips, we ordered, not expecting to get our food in the next 5 minutes, we like speedy service but felt like a production line, food was not hot, usually plates are heated, not so here, average food. Took us longer to find parking than it did to try to sit and enjoy a drink and dinner, it was obvious they were were rushing people through to turn tables. Won't waste the time to go back, too many other choices

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The food was delicious! We were there on a warm Saturday evening and the place was crowded. We had to wait a little longer than we were told - but when does that NOT happen? We were seated outside on the patio (though to get seated faster, we left the option open of being seated inside). The patio is small, but not crowded. The only compaint I have is that I could hear and had to talk over the music from a neighboring restaurant's patio. I had the Macho Lettuce Tacos from the appetizer menu - with beef, chicken and shrimp. It was delicious, just the right amount of food, and a bit lighter meal since the tortillas are replaced by lettuce leaves. My husband had the Chipotle Steak Sandwich. He said the meat was wonderful - tender and seasoned perfectly! The bread was hard/chewy so he didn't eat that. The potato wedges were the biggest I have ever seen!! Our friends had the Taco Salad (good) and the Smothered Burrito with pulled pork (very good). The margaritas were excellent, some of the best we've had. The waitstaff was attentive and pleasant even on a busy, hot Saturday evening! We are from the area and will definitely return to Nacho Mamas!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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