Nacho Mama's - Towson

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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern

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SAME AS DOWNTOWN, BUT DIFFERENT!
Nacho Mama’s originally began over 24 years ago with a concept that quickly became a Baltimore
Landmark.
Our Founding Father, Patrick “Scunny” McCusker opened on a shoestring budget. He had a genuine
heart for the restaurant business and natural way of making people feel one of a kind.
Our proud story is simple to tell… “A Crazy Irishman Opens a Mexican Restaurant in a Polish
Neighborhood”… And the rest is history. We proudly continue this spirit year for year.
Nacho Mama’s is known for an atmosphere that represents an “All Things Baltimore” theme.
Ask us what is our favorite beer?
We’ll shout … Natty Boh, Hon!
Ask us about the football player that will be in our hearts forever?
Johnny U, Baby!
Ask us the best way to serve a Margarita?
In a Hubcap, of course!
Our food is always Tex-Mex with a Maryland twist, otherwise known as MD-Mex with jumbo size portions.

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KevT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy coming here. The food is fantastic and creative. The drinks, especially in the hub caps, are strong and flavorful. The staff is always super friendly. Highly suggest coming here during the week.

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vipWestiegirl
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and good service.

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BaltimoreGirl
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We were seated in the back bar area where there were some really drunk people falling all over. The food was ok and service ok. We will give it a try again because of the other location but hope for a better experience next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good could have been a little tastier for seafood but great

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MeoshaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My birthday

JJ
JoshlynJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Nacho mama's for new years eve with my husband. We had a really good time. The food was fresh and good. The waitress was very friendly and informative. Service was fast and easy. The music was excellent. Overall good experience we will definitely make this one of our go to spots.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Say at a high top in the bar. Our bartender/waiter was fantastic.

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vipCarrie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nacho Mama's is a great casual spot to gather with friends or family. Great service and food, combined with reasonable prices make it a go to!

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
333 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Tori was excellent! Very friendly and personable. Disappointed that they changed the bottomless chips/salsa/queso to just chips/salsa with add on queso. Would prefer to have the option to pick salsa or queso because we're not fans of the salsa. Also, the meat in the hard shell beef tacos was a lot spicier than usual. Everyone was friendly and in a good mood which was nice because it was Christmas Eve!

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
333 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server, Tori, was great! Loved how she brought out our order of chips/salsa/queso not in the holder with the too little cups. Steak Burrito and ground beef tacos were great. The chicken in the quesadillas was way too chewy - hoping when I reheat for lunch today it will be better. Will be back - always a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Initially we made reservations for 10 when we arrived we had about 15. They changed our table with out even blinking. Their service was very fast for everything. never waited longer than 10 mins. Drinks were bomb and food was great. Will return, great for large parties

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ChristineF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Took my daughter in law from Florida so she could experience a Baltimore favorite! Fun times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed date night a lot only downside is the lack of appropriate parking besides that pretty good night

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Bloom1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been here a few times before, we know what to expect. Good Mexican food at decent prices in a comfortable setting. It didn't disappoint this time as we celebrated my son in law's birthday. We were seated in the Elvis room which was quite comfortable. Our server was admittedly new but a very pleasant young lady and kept close tabs on us. Food was excellent as usual and our server kept checking in on us. Overall another excellent experience. Drinks are a little pricey. If your're in Towson, do stop in.

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
333 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Nacho Mamàs was great! Our server Gigi (sp?) was excellent! The food was prepared perfectly and was delicious!

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DelightedGuest
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The hubcap margaritas are awesome! The pulled pork bbq quesadilla was great too! Live singer was really good!

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VictoriaC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Worst fajitas ever in my life! I really think the meat was bad, the flavor was horrible.. I surely won't forget this place... or be back!

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
333 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at Nacho Mama's! Our server, Ali, was wonderful - friendly, attentive, anticipated all our needs, made excellent menu recommendations! She was also hustling serving other tables - always moving - excellent employee and representative of Nacho Mama's. Our food was perfectly prepared - steak burrito and truck tacos were delicious! Highly recommend Nacho Mama's!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had dinner at Nacho Mama with my family who was visiting from out of town. The food was amazing and the restaurant has a great atmosphere.

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vipLunchWithFriends
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nacho Mama's has the most amazing quesadillas! Their bottomless chips, salsa, and queso is a real bargain, too!

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Claire
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! This was my first time. Really enjoyed it. Good food and big portions.

DM
DanielleM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite neighborhood bar. Great food, great atmosphere. The bartenders and server are all very friendly and give excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Food was just ok. You pay a lot for some ok food.

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Andrea
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Almost as good as the original. Good food. Decent service.

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
333 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had another wonderful visit to Nacho Mama's - our server, Cordell, was great! The food was as always excellent! Disappointed that the buffalo chicken burrito with the jalapeno mac-n-cheese hasn't made it onto the regular menu.

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RSout
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food ok nothing to rave about....some dishes better than others....fish tacos pretty good...signature nachos the chesse hardens fast and the nachos just all stick together....need a creamier cheese or something Nola jambalaya dish is good...

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Billg
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was not as good as the Nacho mama’s in Canton. Service and atmosphere was fine.

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vipPDiane
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Nothing the restaurant could do. Loud boisterous obnoxious table having a birthday party nearly ruined our night. Luckily the bar staff found us another seat away from their inconsiderate actions. Thank you to Casey and Bryn! Please recognize they consistently go out of their way to insure a pleasant and fun evening.

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Strangefruit
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This franchise was featured on Food Network, and it looked so good, I immediately made a reservation. When I walked in - exactly on time - the hostess said she would check on our table. I sat down and waited. When I went back to the hostess, she greeted me like I had just arrived and completely forgot I had already checked in. The margarita was disappointing for a place that kind of advertises them... We had to request plates and utensils for our appetizers and 2:4 of the plates were clearly dirty. One of my party's burger was very undercooked, and my quesadillas were so tasteless that I only ate one triangle, and declined to take
the leftovers home. The Food Network episode was at the Baltimore location (which doesn't accept reservations)... perhaps it's better? I could only hope so. We will never return to this restaurant.

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tierraf
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Relaxed laid back atmosphere

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful customer service
Delicious food
Fun environment

LB
LisaB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

If you stick to the margaritas & appetizers, yes! No one really enjoyed their entrees sad to say. But the decor is fun!

NP
vipNicoleP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was tasteless and overcooked

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Mcbrown54
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, my family and I always enjoy the good food and atmosphere here!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was really really good

JB
JonathanB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We originally had a party of 8 that grew to a party of 12. The staff was super accommodating on a Sunday early evening. The service was swift and everyone’s food was great!

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RSout
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pretty good,,,except for soft drinks being served in a plastic cup didnt care for that. When you sit down to eat yu dnt expect a clear throw away cup.

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
333 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We have been to Nacho Mama's in Towson many times and have had, usually, great experiences. On this visit, we were seated in the bar area for the first time. It was St. Patrick's Day and neither my husband or I drink alcohol. Unfortunately, at least on this evening, the only "servers" were the bartenders who were very friendly but taking orders, refilling drinks, serving food, etc. is not a bartenders' priority. Also, there were a lot of people seated at the bar, plus people standing behind those seated at bar stools - the walkway between the bar and the high top tables is fairly narrow so when people had to get through, customers going to the restroom, servers, bus boys, etc., my chair was constantly bumped (unintentitionally) because of the layout. The food was great as always, but I would not recommend being seated in the bar area if you come for the food.

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vipBmoreDiner
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOSO!! We were a party of six, and we pretty much ate everything on the menu! Ok, I am exaggerating. But it did feel like we did. Everything was delicious and freshly prepared. The service was great. And did I mention the bottomless chips with queso and salsa? BEST EVER. We'll be back for more!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

I am a regular at downtown location. I was very disappointed in this location. The sticky wings were not sticky with very little sauce. The fajtas were brown even the veggies with very little food for the money. The ceasar sald was ot ceasar salad. the salad was iceberg lettuce and some other kind of dressing and no paresean cheese.

The best part of the meal was the nachose tortilla shells with sheese and salsa,

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Nacho Mama's - Towson is rated 4.4 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.