In an age of wannabe do-it-yourself-ers, Ray and Christie are the real deal. In addition to homemade sauces, fresh guacamole and darn good Mexican eats, they also built the cheery restaurant's tables and chairs.In an age of DIY-ers, some great, some not so great, it's refreshing to see people who are doing things themselves, and doing 'em right, too. And those people are Christie and Ray of Nacho Mama's Street Taqueria. The casual Mexican place, which humbly began as a food truck (which the couple built themselves) in 2011, quickly garnered a devoted following. So devoted, in fact, that Christie and Ray required a bit more room. So to Decatur they went. The space is open, with cheerful orange walls adorned with hand-painted signs, and a smattering of tables are strewn about, coupled with colorful chairs. Sensing a theme?
When it comes to do-it-yourself-ers, Ray and Christie are the real deal. Luckily, this entrepreneurial spirit and inventive know-how extends to the recipes, too. With a recently re-tooled menu, patrons can easily navigate their way to nacho-fueled bliss. For those simply hoping to ward off the taco-shakes, there are lighter street-fare options on the ready. Trust us, the Street Burrito – when filled with pork that's been simmered in fresh green chilies, has been known to launch us into euphoric bliss on numerous occasions (especially when it's topped with one of their specialty sauces, all made in-house). But when we're suffering from lucha libre-sized hunger pains – there's nothing that quite fills us like Nacho Mama's ultimates. We're partial to the Ultimate Nachos, which come piled high with house-made guacamole and delicious melted queso. Yup, one bite in and we can taste why Ray and Christie were inclined to build Nacho Mama's from the ground up (and mighty glad they did, too).
Street tacos, $2.65
Street burrito, $7.50
Ultimate nacho, $9.95
Chips and guacamole, $5.95
Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.