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Taco Mama

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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1209 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
+1 501-624-6262
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't recommend this place enough!! Best fish tacos I've ever had, and I swear I could drink the salsa😂 I love the salsa bar and the roasted jalapeños, I literally crave the flavors to the point I have to "get my fix!" Oh, and if you've never had a beer margarita, you haven't lived. Best margarita on the planet!!

1 Thank Holli F
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place!! Always great food. Really enjoy the atmosphere and overall experience. Salsa is great too.

Thank Brennan A
Austin, Tx
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We decided to give Taco Mama's a try this evening December 22 2016, as we had heard they were supposed to be good. Well we never got a chance to actually order. We arrived for dinner, and asked for a table for 2. After the guy ran us around the place, and finally understood that I said (table) not booth.... More 

Thank Woofx333
tootsHotSprings, Owner at Taco Mama, responded to this review

My apologies for your experience. There is no excuse for you having left without having eaten. I'm so sorry you did not have an opportunity to try our food. I was in the kitchen but wasn't communicated that there was a problem. If you come back to Hot Springs for a visit please give us another opportunity. Ask for Diana.... More 

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Our November Girls Night Out group it was over 20 girls our table was ready and theygot in and out in pleanty of time food was good my steak corn tortillas taco were very good just had an iced tea to drink I was driving but there drinks are good !

Thank lblack5219
Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Good tacos that somehow feel healthier than usual, yet taste terrific. Fast service and great value. This is a favorite of the locals, not hard to see why.

Thank sairam66
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

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 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

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 7 September 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 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 18 August 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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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
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?