• Taco Mamacita

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Comfortable and casual American Mexican restaurant with several lacto vegetarian options on the menu and has a separate vegan menu with around 10 items plus sides. Try the vegetarian jerk taco, sweet potato fries, and mango salsa. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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33 Reviews

First Review by alancarter78


Points +99

19 Mar 2023

Would Definitely Go Back

I had Vegan Enchiladas (which were clearly labeled), and they were so good! I enjoyed the atmosphere. As someone who resides in Texas, it's hard to find good Mexican food while traveling, but this is definitely a great place!

Pros: Clearly labeled vegan options



Points +37

07 Jul 2022


I got the Freakin Vegan taco with a side of plantains. The tacos were surprisingly good for being vegan, as i'm vegetarian. The plantains were alright. Being puerto rican we eat them by frying them, flattening them and then sprinkling salt, these ones were thick and with no salt. They have a separate menu for the vegan options.

Pros: Vegan & vegetarian options , Affordable

Cons: Plastic takeaway containers


Points +72

27 Apr 2022

The best Mexican

Love the vegan enchiladas and the avocado tacos.
Also some of the vegan options are also gluten free.

Pros: Has a separate vegan menu. , Has gluten free


Points +64

11 Apr 2022

Vegan Tacos

Surprisingly good tacos and really nice people! Tacos are huge btw

Pros: Tortilla soup, Vegan tacos!, Outdoor seating


Points +1650

29 Dec 2021


Try this place for #veganuary !
They have tasty vegan enchiladas and several taco options as well! An overall great atmosphere, well loved place and great service too! #Veganuary


Points +1792

15 Nov 2021

Good tacos

Nice atmosphere. The Vegan Tortilla Soup was spicier than I expected. The salsa was good. The Freakin Vegan Taco has fried plantains, mango cubes, cabbage, and pinto beans. It was delicious. The waiter was friendly and service was fast.


Points +131

24 Jul 2021

Real good lunch

Great menu and friendly staff.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Good vibe and crowd , Good drinks


Points +50

16 Jan 2021

Average tacos

I ordered the freakin vegan taco and a side of bean and corn salad as well as the black Cadillac drink. The taco had flavor but they gave me some hard grains of rice that kept getting stuck in between my teeth. I asked for extra cilantro for my salad because it needed a bit more flavor. The drink was on point, though.
Don’t knock it till you try it. It could’ve just been an off day. They have a separate vegan menu you can ask for for more options.


Points +34

08 Mar 2020

Ummm no go

So... they do indeed have a vegan menu and they do offer gluten free chips (not made fresh on the premises) however... they cook their chips in the SAME oil as meat and dairy products. I just couldn’t do it. There are so many positive reviews for vegans but how can you eat chips cooked in greasy meaty oil? So, no... I do not recommend this place. The vegan menu states this at the top to forewarn people. Unless you like to eat Mexican food sans the chips, but to me, chips and salsa with my margarita is a must.


Points +118

28 Dec 2019

Vegan Menu Options

We called ahead and ended up waiting 30 mins instead of 45. We enjoyed the fun and casual atmosphere. There is a vegan menu with many unique and tasty choices. We had a couple of their soft shelled tacos. One had plantains and mangos in it. And my daughter and I shared the vegan tortilla soup. The soup was $8 and we expected a large bowl. Although it was quite tasty with fresh ingredients, it was very small and definitely not a dinner for even one person. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant in the Northshore area of the city which is right across the river from downtown. The service was excellent in spite of a full restaurant.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Helpful friendly staff , Tasty and Fresh

Cons: A wait to get in , Small serving sizes


Points +103

13 Nov 2019

Great options!

I enjoyed the salad. I was pleased to see so many options and I’ll definitely be back!

Pros: Lots of options, Fun atmosphere , Fair prices


Points +22

04 Sep 2019

Phenomenally unexpected

I’m in town for work and didn’t expect to find many vegan options “in the south” (I live in Los Angeles currently). But I agreed to go here with coworkers because who can say no to chips and guac? TM has an entire vegan menu (~15 items). I’d try to “Freakin Vegan” or “Vegan Jerk” tacos. They were incredible! (Prefer the Freakin Vegan over the Jerk but that’s probably just because I wasn’t prepared for spicy food. I’ll definitely be back!

Pros: An entire Vegan menu, Ample parking, Friendly staff

Cons: Items might be fried w/ same oil as meat/ dairy, But they tell you that on the menu so not a shock


Points +425

25 Aug 2019

Freakin’ vegan tacos! :D

The freakin vegan tacos are glorious. The salsa was great too. The end.

Pros: Freakin vegan tacos, Chattanooga whiskey ginger beer, Curtis- was awesome & he has great eye lashes.


Points +1414

28 Jun 2019

Separate vegan menu

So I've been here twice now and the food has been great both times! They have a separate vegan menu which is always nice. I got the vegan enchiladas and my husband got the tortilla soup. We both really loved our food and the craft cocktails. Highly recommend.

Pros: Separate vegan menu

Cons: Very busy


Points +85

08 Apr 2019

2 tacos and a side $9.99

Taco Mama is one of those Chatt experiences that you want to take in. I love the vegan black bean tacos and the sweet potato fries, and it tends to fill me up. It’s a perfect portion for a reasonable price, so I always include Taco Mama in my Chatt food tour with friends and family.

Pros: Distinct vegan menu, Reasonable price, Fun atmosphere


Points +330

12 Mar 2019

Generally unimpressed

I thought the tacos were good but maybe over hyped


Points +52

12 Jan 2019

love it

They have a vegan menu with 10 items available. Best vegan food I've had.


Points +1248

23 Jul 2018

An option for everyone!

This place fed my family with two vegans, one vegetarian, and one carnivore. My vegan stepdaughter and I loved the taco and sides options. They gave us a vegan menu without us even asking! Be sure to get a delicious sorbet for dessert at Milk and Honey next door.

Pros: Designated vegan menu, Feeds a variety of palates, Reasonable price and great service

Cons: Chips cost extra


Points +135

18 Jun 2018

Great vegan options in Chattanooga

All vegan restaurants were closed and wanted a Sunday night dinner. Found this place on Happy Cow as having a vegan menu and must say they did a great job. I had a Black bean patty taco with plantains and it was great.

Pros: Vegan menu, Friendly service , Great atmosphere

Cons: Portions are not huge(could be a good thing).


Points +90

12 Mar 2018

You guys they have a separate Vegan menu.

They have an entire vegan menu and it’s all fantastic. We came back two nights in a row. I had the enchiladas, jerk taco, avocado taco, and plantain taco. My mouth is on fire but I’m so happy.

We had to wait a very long time to be seated, I recommend a reservation. This place was lit!

Pros: full vegan menu

Cons: make a reservation!


Points +32

24 Feb 2018

FINALLY! Mexican Vegan!

Wonderful vegan tacos, tortilla soup, and other dishes to satisfy that craving!


Points +20

07 Oct 2017

Loved it!

Came to Chattanooga for the weekend and have already been here twice! Got the vegan soup to take home because I loved it so much. Got the vegan enchiladas and the freakin vegan taco too. Everything was great! My husband who is not vegan also enjoyed his meals.


Points +3168

29 Sep 2017

vegan menu is out of this world

Vegan options here are SO good. Really enjoyed my meal here. Most dishes are a little spicy. Lots of flavor.


Points +20

09 Sep 2017


Ask for there vegan menu..delicious!! Super friendly staff and fun atmosphere :)


Points +17

24 May 2017

Fabulous Food

I would have given this restaurant 5 stars if allowed because the vegetarian options were amazing. My husband ordered the vegeladas (vegetarian enchiladas), which were terrific. They came served with cheese and a cream sauce, but if you avoid dairy they would still be excellent with just the green sauce that topped them. I had the black bean and Jamaican Jerk tacos, which were fantastic. The Jamaican Jerk taco was almost a dessert taco with the plantains and mango salsa. It was a little sweet for me but was a lovely combination of flavors. We also enjoyed the spicy jalapeño cornslaw.

If you are traveling as we were, the restaurant is not too far from the interstate junction. Though it is in a downtown type area there is a dedicated parking lot so parking is not a problem. Stopping at this restaurant added about 11 minutes to our trip, but it was so worth it.

Pros: cool, fun atmosphere , great service, good food , parking


Points +28

22 Jan 2017

Tacos! Yay!

Love it here. Consistently delicious and their vegan taco offerings go well above and beyond the "beans, guac and lettuce" default. Bonus: A separate vegan menu that makes ordering simple - thanks, folks!

Pros: Taste!, Freshness of Ingredients, Atmosphere


Points +27

24 Mar 2016

vegan tacos are to die for!

This restaurant is a MUST for vegans that are craving tacos or tortilla soup! Not only do they have a huge vegan menu, but their food is fresh and innovative! One of my fave places to go in Chattanooga for sure.

Pros: huge vegan menu, fresh ingredients, warm atmosphere

Cons: parking can be difficult

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