Fat Mama's Tamales started to take form in the mid 1980's, when a local woman who made tamales in Natchez, Mississippi passed away, her absence left Natchez with a need for tamales. Jimmy and Britton Gammill began attempting to make tamales each Saturday, when friends and family would come over to the house to swim, cookout and relax; and ultimately pitch in on the labor required to make, roll, wrap and tie tamales. The process usually took most of the day, with the cooking of tamales in the evenings. After the first few attempts the tamale recipe began to take form and improvements were made weekly, producing better and better tamales.
The new location features additional inside seating, air conditioning, a slightly larger eating bar, concrete parking and a patio. We made special considerations to design and build the new building as much like our little cabin as possible and maintain our friendly and festive atmosphere.
Fat Mama's Tamales has also expanded our menu to include Chicken Taco Salad, Taco Soup, Mexican Cornbread, Homemade Salsa and Draft Beer. We continue to experiment in the kitchen, and work on possible new menu items.
If you haven't had a chance to visit Natchez and experience Fat Mama's Tamales, plan a vacation, take a trip, get out of the office, and come on down to Natchez. It is something you will never forget!