Taco Mama: Casual Dining Packed With Plenty of Flavor
By Annie Tate
Taco Mama is an authentic Mexican cantina located in Crestline Village in Mountain Brook. It’s a casual, fun, upbeat kind of place – perfect for hanging out and lingering over chips, salsa, queso and delicious burritos and tacos. It’s also family-friendly, offering an excellent kids menu. It’s just the perfect fresh spot to grab lunch or dinner.
About Taco Mama
Taco Mama is a staple for many residents in and around Mountain Brook. The restaurant’s perfect location, in Crestline Village (in the old Crestline Seafood location), makes it easy to access, and seating is abundant. Otey’s Tavern owner Will Haver opened Taco Mama in 2011, and the restaurant enjoyed almost immediate success.
In 2014, Taco Mama opened its Tuscaloosa location on University Boulevard. The restaurant recently expanded its outside dining, with a larger deck to accommodate more patrons. Taco Mama also has a location in Huntsville, in Twickenham Square.
If you’re looking to relax and unwind after a busy day, start with one of Taco Mama’s outstanding frozen margaritas or a pitcher on the rocks. The strawberry margaritas, in particular, are hard to beat.
Taco Mama offers both taco and burrito baskets. Both come with chips, salsa and one of the restaurants tasty sides. You can also build your own burritos, tacos, nachos and quesadillas, with fillings like chicken, barbacoa, chorizo and grilled shrimp. Toppings include everything from ancho chile slaw to chorizo refried beans to classic pico de gallo.
If you’ve got a hungry family to feed and you need something that’s sure to satisfy everyone, pick up the Happy Family Take Out Meal at Taco Mama. For $29, you get a lot of food, including four beef and cheese soft shell tacos, four chicken and cheese soft shell tacos and sour cream on the side. The meal also includes chips and salsa, queso, cilantro-lime rice, black beans and ancho chile slaw.
If You Go
No reservations are needed at Taco Mama, though keep in mind the restaurant can get crowded fast, especially after work.
63 Church Street
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Phone: (205) 414-9314
Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday
Photo: Urban Spoon