What a rip-off. I went to Nachomamas because I heard the food was great. What I found was an overpriced dirty overcrowded fast food restaurant. The burrito I ordered was large, filled with curnchy rice, mushy beans, the shredded chicken was hard to find, then top that with lots of cabbage and almost no cheese. It was over 6 bucks. My husband ordered the enchilada platter, the tortillas they were wrapped in were falling apart and soggy. There was so much sauce on top it was hard to even see what was in them. They were a sloppy pile of saucey mush. Chips do not come with the meal, so with a burrito, enchilada platter, chips and guacamole, and 2 margaritas, our fast food experience came to a total of over 36.00. I had to stand in line, weave thru tables too close together, then do it all again when they called my name. Nachomamas is a lot of work with not very good food for a pretty large price.
Nacho Mamas. Food is good. Don't get an extra side of sour cream, though - you'll pay 65 cents for a tablespoon of it - seems like a rip-off to me. I like to be treated fairly - I get that food prices are increasing, but 65 cents for a tablespoon of sour cream, come on!
Best Tex Mex.
Delicious, flavorful tex-mex. I have tried most of the mexican restaurants in our town and this one is my absolute FAVE. I'm a clean freak, but seriously people, where have you EVER seen a very clean fast food restaurant of ANY kind? You have to realize they are creating a dive atmosphere on purpose - but at least they wipe the tables off (which is more than you can say for many places).
Whoever said the fajita steak tacos weren't good is crazy. CRAZY. They are so good I can hardly bring myself to try much else on the menu. My husband loves the fish tacos and the fish burrito and he can't bring himself to try anything else. The salsa is fresh and delicious, the chips fresh and salty, and I love the beans and rice. I haven't tried the chicken, but my friend loves it (and it is rotisserie roasted in a wood fired oven!). It HAS to be good.
As for friendliness - the owner greets me with a smile every time I'm in there. But who cares? I'm not there to make friends. Just to savor the awesome food!
And I agree with the other reviewer - if you like Hacienda (and I don't) - then you probably won't like Nachomama's - too much flavor!
I would have to agree with loolooloo. My wife works just down the street from Nachomama's and her co-workers raved about it. We decided to try it. We were pretty dissapointed. It was crowded, dirty and unorganized. You serve yourself but the prices are like a sit down restaurant. I had the steak tacos and my wife had the chicken burrito. My tacos were decent, nothing special, but the rice that came with them was pretty bad. My wife's burrito was terrible. She barely touched it. She kept saying she couldn't find the chicken. When she finally gave up, I cut it open to see for myself. I seriously doubt that there was more than 1 oz. of chicken in that 1 pound burrito!
I noticed that a number of people had gotten the nachos or at least the queso with their chips. The chips were excellent. Maybe we'll have to go back sometime, when it is less crowded, and try the nachos.
All in all it was a bad experience. It made me wish we had gone to Pueblo Nuevo, El Maguey, Ruiz., or maybe even Qudoba. (You know, it was most like Qudoba)
We will give it another try sometime and I will adjust this if the experience is better.
Overpriced for what it is.
The food was decent, but I found it to be very overpriced considering:
-You have to order at the counter and then pick up your food at the counter when they call your number
-You usually have to wait in line to place your order, and there is nowhere to stand, making the whole process cumbersome and awkward.
-There was not a clean table in the place. We had to wipe ours off with napkins, and there were food bits all over the floor.
-The atomosphere is very divey--mismatched, dirty tables and chairs that are crammed in tight, making the task of picking up your food at the counter (along with your plastic cutlery, condiments, etc.) and getting it back to your table without spilling it on a fellow patron a challenging one
Bottom line: If you are okay with a dive atomosphere and serve-yourself-food for the same price as a regular sit-down Mexican restaurant, the food is decent, but I think that there is better Mexican food to be had elsewhere.
Best enchiladas anywhere and great prices.
I love Nacho Mamma's. I find the review saying that the pro is that "Hacienda is across the street" so humorous, and actually a GREAT review for Nacho Mamma's. Why? Because Hacienda (across the street) may have a world class patio, the food there is gawdawful americanized (and badly) Tex Mex designed for the palate that has no taste. If the reviewer likes Hacienda, then I know he or she has ZERO taste for food. Maybe he works for Hacienda?
Nacho Mamma's has flavor, the food is well done, and it's inexpensive. They use cabbage, not lettuce, much more authentic. The fish tacos are wonderful. The enchilada is flavorful and rish. The guacamole is fresh and served in a half avocado shell. The salsa is fire-grilled and flavorful. The salsa bar has cilantro, lemons, limes, salsas, diced fresh jalapeno, and other items to garnish the already wonderful food. For inexpensive, fun Tex Mex it's Nacho Mamma's. I'm an incredibly picky reviewer of restaurants, and I'm glad I live near there.
Avoid this place at all costs. Bad food, very very dirty inside, Do NOT go through the drive through because your order will be wrong and they really do not care. Rude staff and owners. Avoid this place, go to Hacienda if you are in Rock Hill.
Cross the Border without Actually Leaving Town!. I recently moved to St. Louis from across the border and my biggest concern was not being able to find Mexican food that even came close to comparing to the food that I left. However, a neighbor suggested I try her favorite Mexican, NACHOMAMA'S, and I went with an open mind. From the moment I stepped in the door, I felt an instant sensation of crossing the border. The music was festive, the colors were bright, and the smell of fresh rotisserie chicken was sensational. I ordered the fish tacos (the best I've ever had, they were light yet filling and I would pay big money to get the recipe for that sauce), guacamole (the chunks of avacado made it so fresh and the spices were perfect), and a margarita (surprisingly, one of the best I've had). I now go to Nachomama's at least 5 days a week and I just can't steer away from the fish tacos. Maybe I'll finally get sick of them one day and try something new--i've heard wonderful reviews about the sizzling skillet fajitas. The drive through is wonderful for quick lunches and take-home dinners. Bottom line: the best tex-mex I've had in my life (and I grew up in Mexico).
Great fast Tex-Mex. I've never had a bad meal here, although I've had challenges finding a clean table and the lines are long sometime. Try the chicken nachos. Margaritas are also surprisingly good - and served in a glass. It's a little pricey for the atmosphere, but the quality is there. I would say it's as good as any other Mexican in St. Louis.
BEST TEX-MEX EVER!!. This is the BEST Tex-Mex I have ever had!! I love the shrimp tacos. I could drink their salsa, it is soooo good. The slaw on the tacos is such a welcome change from the wilted lettuce you are served elsewhere. The owners are usually on-hand & very friendly. Service is usually fast, even at the lunch rush. I just wish there was one on the other side of the river. I would be their #1 customer!!
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