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“Everything was great... Except the tamales” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fat Mama's Tamales

Fat Mama's Tamales
500 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
(601) 442-4548
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Ranked #15 of 86 Restaurants in Natchez
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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10 restaurant reviews
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“Everything was great... Except the tamales”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

The employees were awesome.
The pickles were amazing.
The boudin was great.
The chili had original flavor.
The atmosphere rocked.
They don't mess around with their sweet tea.
The tamales... meh.
Texture was great but the heat was 5 out of 10, flavor was 3 out of 10. I'd give a better overall rating but a place with tamales in the name and as an ingredient in most dishes should deliver a lot more in their staple. I think they may not have cooked them long enough, I don't know. If you HAVE to have great tamales take a ride about an hour up the river and hit the Tamale Place in Vicksburg.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A favorite experience in Natchez”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We went back to Fat Mama's on this trip, like we have every single time we've been to Natchez. It's a fun atmosphere with Jimmy Buffet music playing in the background, and a great place for a few beers and tamales. The food is served quickly, and is hot and delicious. As we leave town every time, we go by and get a frozen "Gringo Pie" to take back home. Fat Mama's is a ritual for us with every trip.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Natchez, Mississippi
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“Quick”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Not fast food but service is very good. Frozen drinks and beer - really good tamales. Has a "gringo pie" that I would reccommend to any one.

Visited October 2012
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“Enjoyable:”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Theis restaraunt is very nice. I love Mexican food. Nice people and very friendly. Delicious food to chose from.

Visited October 2012
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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“Great Tamales”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stopped in for lunch during the Baloon Festval.The place was packed. I ordered a dozen Tamales and had my order in less than a minute's wait. But we all know that it always comes down to the taste and let me assure you, my wife and I have never had a better Tamale.

Visited October 2012
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