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Last Friday I had the chance to revisit one of my favorite local restaurants, Nacho Mamas in Canton.


I’ve spent many an evening there and it’s been one of my go-to destinations for out of town guests.

Nacho Mamas

My friend Megan was in town from Florida and she specifically requested a stop here during her visit. I picked her up from the airport and went straight there!Nacho Mama's on Urbanspoon

Nacho Mama Basics

If you’ve never been, there are a few things you need to know about Nacho Mamas before you go. I shall now share with you my wisdom…

1) It is a very small establishment and they are therefore very strict when it comes to seating. Be forewarned that they WILL NOT seat you until your entire party has arrived.

2) Your menu is also your placemat. Don’t try and give it back to the waitress.

Nacho Mamas Drink Menu

3) Being a Mexican restaurant, margaritas are their specialty. The claim to fame? Hubcap margaritas…with plenty of straws to share.Nacho Mamas Hubcap Margarita

I don’t think I could handle a hubcap these days (I’m too old) so this trip I went with a “Skinny Girl Margarita” which consisted of tequila, Grand Marnier and lime juice. It was delightful.

Skinny Girl Margarita Nacho Mamas

Megan also gave the “Razzie Rita” a seal of approval.

Nacho Mamas Razzie Rita

3) The minute you sit down you will get some chips & salsa for snacking. The chips are hearty with just the right amount of salt and the salsa is awesome.

Nacho Mamas Chips and Salsa

4) In terms of food, they break their menu down into categories such as “B4 Dinner Things”, “Things in Bowls”,“Mamas Favorites”, etc.

Nacho Mamas Food Menu

By far one of the tastiest options are the quesadillas which come in 13 different specialty flavors including crab & gouda, Philly cheese steak and Chicken Chesapeake.

For those who may not be so keen on heavy-cheesy Mexican fare or have sensitive stomachs like I do, there are lighter options as well. I ordered the Strawberry Spinach Salad with grilled chicken. The combination of fresh strawberries and crumbled feta was amazing.

Nacho Mamas Spinach and Strawberry Salad

5) They really like Elvis….like a lot. Nacho Mamas Elvis Decor

Nacho Mamas Elvis Decor

6. It’s an quirky, uniquely Baltimore spot that’s great for catching up with friends.  Keri & Jenna

Megan & Kerry

Megan <3’s it and so will you! I highly recommend!

Megan <3 Canton

Your turn! I want to know…

What is YOUR go-to restaurant for out of town guests?

Are you a margarita fan? Would you ever drink one out of a hubcap?

What is your favorite quesadilla flavor combination?