Nacho Mama's - Towson

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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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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CF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

DR
Baltimore
304 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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

VC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

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!

DR
Baltimore
304 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

DW
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

C
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

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

A
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

DR
Baltimore
304 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

RS
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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...

B
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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

PD
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

t
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Relaxed laid back atmosphere

K
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful customer service
Delicious food
Fun environment

LB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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

NP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was tasteless and overcooked

M
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really really good

JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

RS
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

DR
Baltimore
304 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

BD
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

MM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

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,

L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service; however our party of 10 was seated near the door and it was very cold when people went in and out. They should also offer chips and salsa at no charge.

r
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great service. Meeting a bit limited.. no carne asada or other steak. Competitor Mezcal had a better menu.

TQ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food comes fast and hot for the most part (if you come outside of prime time hours). Definitely recommend making a reservation because the wait time can be upwards of an hour. Friendly environment.

CM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food with excelent service! Awesome fajitas, taco’s and burrito’s. The happy hour mararita’s were good too!

J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate a birthday.

d
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time going to the nacho mamas in Towson instead of canton and it was refreshing to skip the dive bar vibe. Always-delicious enchiladas. Great server. Prices are so reasonable.

DR
Baltimore
304 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Visited on a Weds night - it was very slow in the restaurant. Our server, Ali, was excellent! Very efficient and super friendly! Our food was great - chicken quesadilla, pulled pork tacos, and bottomless chips, cheese & salsa - delicious! One of our go-to restaurants!

S
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food!

OT
Baltimore
275 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great happy hour offerings and prices. Parking is a problem but worth it!

PD
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love your bar staff! Casey rocks! Always attentive, great sense of humor, on the ball!

LF
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food and the service was very good we only had one problem, the waitress did not explain the menu and the prices of the alcohol we were blindsided by the hub cap prices and than she stated to us we should have noted the price on the menu.

DR
Baltimore
304 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great meal at Nacho Namas as always! Our server Tory was excellent! My husband's favorite dish is the buffalo chicken burrito, which was not on the menu, but Tory assured us that it was available to order. The burrito was delicious and the quesadilla I ordered was great! Mystery was also solved as to why no reservations were ever available on Friday or Saturday evenings from 6-9 - they don't accept them during this time..so when Open Table says no times are available - don't believe it but you'll probably have a wait for a table!

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