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Taco Mama

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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1209 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
+1 501-624-6262
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch today . My wife got the nachos and I got an enchilada with a taco. Everything was delicious. This is a definite to return to.

Thank cscsflorida
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

IF you want cheese sauce poured on every fork full you put in your mouth this is not the place for you! This Mama knows fresh and does it up on every plate! There are no frijoles refried here. Great black beans! Fresh enchiladas! Great Sangria! Great Margs, too. Your plate can be filled with freshly grilled chilis - hot... More 

Thank Arkansas Traveler Ruth
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I was disappointed with Taco Mama, which had been recommended to us. My husband's soup was served to him in a takeout container and our order of three chicken tacos turned out to be two chicken, one beef. Our waitress was not very attentive and we had to ask for napkins and silverware. The food was average; nothing to rave... More 

Thank Betty J
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Owned by a hard working family who demand all ingredients be fresh. One of the waiters told us there are very few cans in the pantry. It's one of my all time favorite Mexican restaurants. The list of different margaritas is long making it hard to decide which one to order. We both had the 3 taco plate which I... More 

1 Thank Slickton
Key West, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This restaurant is my favorite for south-of-the-border food in Arkansas!!! We were greeted with roasted tomato salsa and warm corn tortillas as we arrived. Everything is made from scratch; we especially liked the burritos, the avocado is too die for! And, the cheese dip is over-the-top. The BEST of Hot Springs!

Thank bonanzapilot2016
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to eat! Everything was yummy! Really good Mexican food. I had the grilled shrimp tacos and they had wonderful flavor. I would recommend this as a definite place to stop at if you are ever in Hot Springs.

Thank Cheryl B
Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We were pleased with our enchiladas and although the chile relleno was a little light on the filling, the flavor was good. Everyone has their own idea of what good salsa is but we were pleased. It tasted freshly made with a good balance of tomato and spices. And finally the cost was very reasonable for the amount of food... More 

Thank Terry G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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304 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Fresh Cali Mexican and very very good with a dog friendly (non-smoking) outdoor patio equipped with water cooling fans. Atmosphere on the inside is eye pleasing and pleasant. However, the Cheese dip needed to loose the cream of chicken soupy watered down sliding off the chip as if it wasn't even there not cheesy tasting goo. Now that we have... More 

Thank Ms.LoveTravel
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

I always bring people to eat here. I love the atmosphere and the food is fresh and wonderful. I always get fish tacos, but have eaten nachos and enchiladas as well and they are also good. They do serve alcohol and have televisions.

Thank Cynthia F
Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Chips and salsa are the first things you eat at a Mexican restaurant. They should be good. Theirs were a bit thick, not very well salted, and somewhat limp. I attribute the limpness to the atmosphere. There were blowers running everywhere to dry up the damp and help cool (is that even legal? seems like it would blow dust and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-624-6262
Voted Best Mexican Food in the State. Everything made from scratch. Vegetarian friendly.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?