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Fat Mama's Tamales

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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500 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
(601) 442-4548
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place to fill up without breaking your wallet. The food is awesome and the margaritas are WELL made. The decor is really fun and the staff are friendly.

Thank thefernweh
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing fancy but super fun place!! Customers are waiting to get in right at opening hours! The tamale pie was excellent! The margaritas were great too!

Thank Jessicaleedouglas
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Need a great place for a quick, cheap meal? $2 beers and great chips and salsa! The service was great as well as the atmosphere. They have a nice patio and is family friendly.

Thank LaneyDE
Collierville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to eat when I go back home. I love their gringo pies. Of course you have to have their margaritas if you you go!!!

Thank Steve N Anita B
Bunkie, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must when we visit the area!! The tamales are off the chain, the chili is fantastic, and there are no words to even describe how good the margaritas are... Oh wait, they are so good they will "knock you naked" lol! We LOVE this place, very chill, great outdoor patio!!

Thank amyholsomback
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fat Mama’s is a casual Mexican eatery best known for tamales & margaritas. The tamales were gook but the margaritas were amazing. The margaritas really hit the spot and the atmosphere was fun!!! “Knock-You-Naked" … yes indeed. The wait staff was good and there is wonderful outdoor sitting area/patio with color to shock your senses! It is a place where... More 

Thank Valerie J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had read the reviews and thought we would try this restaurant. However, they were out of tamales so we have no idea if they are as good as the reviews indicate. The restaurant seems to have a little confusion as to whether they want a Key West feel or a Mexican décor. It is a self-serve restaurant. The margaritas... More 

Thank Gehee
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of touring from Vicksburg, we pulled into the place at 5:15 pm. Went inside, girl at ordering station/ bar asked if we wanted menus, we said yes, I went to restroom, came back made selection and went to order....where we were THEN told they were all out of tamales. The name is Fat Mama's TAMALES! How... More 

Thank Samantha S
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended as a great place for Mexican food. We found the food good, but the atmosphere was lacking. Overall, the food was served hot and fast, and was good; but not at all memorable. The pickles, however, were amazing! Don't pass them up.

Thank Joseph W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We still miss the old venue on the hill, but the newer facility is certainly more practical! Thankfully, the tamales are exactly the same, as are the margaritas.

Thank Ramtravels12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Natchez
  • Phone Number: (601) 442-4548

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