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Mama Chole's

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Hwy 83 North, Leakey, TX 78873
+1 830-232-6111
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Houston, Texas
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171 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Mama Chole's is a no frills kind of place, small, close quarters but well worth a visit. We went for an early lunch and had a variety of menu items which were all great and plentiful. We took home a couple to-go boxes with leftovers. The service was excellent. Highly recommend a visit. They're open for lunch and dinner 7... More 

Thank JCAJCrew
Midland, Texas
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The chips were fresh made and delicious. The salsa was excellent also. Very clean. Friendly staff. Only complaint is no restrooms inside.

Thank becky4966
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Best TexMex plate I have had in a loooong time and I am a native Texan. CFriendly staff too. Two thumbs up! We will return.

Thank jodyh156
Kerrville, Texas
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A great little quaint Mexican restaurant in "downtown" Leakey. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the owner himself helped with serving the food. Good selection of Mexican food as well as specialty burgers and sandwiches. Only negative was the bathrooms. Access was from the outside of the building and while the bathroom was clean, getting to it was... More 

Thank Mark R
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We had hamburger, French fries, chicken flautas and it was all very greasy we did not eat it all and the bill was $20 before tip!

Thank Dana S
San Antonio, Texas
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

What a disappointment. I've tried this eatery only once but it was an experience I won't forget. This is a little hole in the wall, local cafe, Mexican food restaurant that provides traditional tex mex home cooked meals. With my large family in tow we all ordered something different on the menu. Everyone was disappointed. My meal was delivered to... More 

Thank Cynthia J
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Food was wonderful. Service was horrible. Water was brought as ordered except the one with no ice, asked another server and nothing. Did not get water until food was brought. Asked about a menu item due to an allergy and was told she did not know cause the item comes out of a box, not let me check nothing. It... More 

Thank Michele B
Fredericksburg, Texas
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Was traveling through Leakey so we stopped at Mama Choles again. The chips and salsa were the best I have eaten in a restaurant. This trip I ordered the Flauta plate. I expected a light meal, but it was a big portion, three chicken flautas, refried beans, spanish rice, and guacamole. Price was 7.99, very inexpensive for the amount of... More 

Thank Clifford F
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130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Mama Choles is one of a few places to eat in Leakey, which is a central stop for riding motorcycles on the Twisted Sisters loop. We had planned to eat at a different restaurant, but it was closed the day we were in town, so we stopped at Mama Choles instead. Family owned and operated, one waitress handling the whole... More 

Thank Connie B
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Super friendly atmosphere and not to mention great food. The place may be small but whats coming out of the kitchen will make anyone's day better. Eat up and and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 83 North, Leakey, TX 78873
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Leakey
  • Phone Number: +1 830-232-6111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?