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Fat Mama's Tamales

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Pub
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500 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
(601) 442-4548
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Tamales on the Mississippi

Great Tamales and quick, friendly service. I tried the Gringo Pie and it was very good. This is our traditional lunch stop on our way to New Orleans. We have been eating here for many years and never been disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rick S
Ruston, Louisiana, United States
via mobile
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Lake D'arbonne, Louisiana
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fat Mama's has the best tamales of anywhere i know. We always make it our first stop in Natchez, Mississippi and we usually get some frozen ones to take home as well.

Thank Roy A
Ruston, Louisiana, United States
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Tamales and quick, friendly service. I tried the Gringo Pie and it was very good. This is our traditional lunch stop on our way to New Orleans. We have been eating here for many years and never been disappointed.

Thank Rick S
Booneville, Mississippi
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing! The sweet and spice pickles were wonderful had to take some home. The atmosphere was fun. We all enjoyed the food and music. A must stop.

Thank Wanda P
Jacksonville, Arkansas
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through town and stopped in here for lunch base on the local reviews. Can't say much about the margaritas since we didn't try them, but the tamales where very basic and for all practical purposes, the only thing on the menu. The tamales only come in a beef/pork blend and you can either have 1/2 dozen plain ones or... More 

Thank DavidMc314
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The tamales were excellent !!! You have to order at the counter and pick up at the counter when it's ready. I love tge atmosphere of the place and it was packed.

Thank Susie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

After a busy day of touring and mid afternoon hunger hits you, come to Fat Mama's for a Knock you Naked Margarita and Tamales. Sit outside enjoy the beautiful scenery of historic Natchez and enjoy the good food.

Thank LouisianaDeltagirl
Moorpark, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I love a good margarita and they certainly have them. I don't like tamales, but hubby gave me a bite of his topped with chili (Gringo Pie) and I'm a convert now. Very tasty! The Lemon Box Pie is delicious. Yummy pickles too. They have a nice patio but the music was blaring, so we chose to eat inside, which... More 

Thank Linda C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in Fat Mama's Tamales one evening. It's like fast food, ordering at the counter. The tamales were delicious. The chile is meaty. You can get a plate with tamales with chile on top.

Thank NancyKimberly
De Leon Springs, Florida
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

The service was friendly and the atmosphere is fun and the beer was ice cold. The nachos were some store bought chips with a sprinkle of shredded cheese and some jarred presliced jalapeños--not impressed. It's all about the tamales here and I wasn't crazy about those either.

Thank Yolibear
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

this was a great place to stop in on. i had heard about what they are known well for being the margarita and the tamales, i did try the "knock you naked" margarita and it was WONDERFUL but instead of the tamales, i tried the taco salad with the seasoned chicken and it was unbelievably good! prices were great and... More 

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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: Mexican, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?