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Emperador Azteca

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117 W. 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA
15097654041
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Late Evening

Right down town with live music on weekends. A bit dated but nice atmosphere to hang out and enjoy an evening if you're into Spanish music and flare. Live band on this Saturday for dancing or just relaxing.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Francisco G
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Sunnyside, Washington
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Sunnyside, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Right down town with live music on weekends. A bit dated but nice atmosphere to hang out and enjoy an evening if you're into Spanish music and flare. Live band on this Saturday for dancing or just relaxing.

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Dayton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Carne Asadada dinner burrito was $15.99. $20.00 w/ tax & tip. You can get a better burrito for $5.00 elsewhere. Really you can .... More rice & beans than beef ... I will never eat here again.

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Moses Lake, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I will not be going here. I took my kids out trick or treating and the lady there had the nerve to give out tape...yes, a piece of clear tape! I couldn't believe. And she thought it was so funny. It disgusted me knowing that every parent and kid and every other business owner was out there in the cold... More 

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Moses Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I've been eating at the Emperador Azteca for over 10 years..., and they always provide excellent service, with the finest and fresh Mexican food... Unlike other Mexican restaurants who overcharge their customers with poor food and crappy service, the Emperador Azteca has a fantastic buffet with an all you can eat selection for only $5.99, in addition to an excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Me and my family eat here at least once a week. We are always greeted with a smile. Our waitress who is also the owner gives the best service. The cook is second to none. This is the only restaurant in moseslake that I love going to. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Best Mexican restaurant in moseslake hands... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

My wife and I loved the food and great service. We wanted true authentic Mexican food and we got it! Great owners and very respectful

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

The nightclub in the weekends is what keeps this place in business, not the food. The buffett is a joke. The food does not taste fresh. In my opinion I think they use leftovers and reheat to serve customers. I ate their twice. Once several years ago and once last year. It sucked both times. Living here in moses lake... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Disappointed... they have a decent buffet with a good number of selections. The chili Colorado was good and pico de gallo and cabbage salad was good. This is obviously a nightclub scene and the staff did not even acknowledge I was even here . I was the only visitor at 12:00pm! I got a glass of tepid water and a... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Ugh, we were excited to come here as we had heard so much about it. The place is old and run down and we were harassed by a few flies that were relentless. We ended up just taking our food to go. The food was okay but I was expecting more due to the hype.

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Moses Lake, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

The food is very good, authentic and best of all, comes out in a real hurry. We eat there often and enjoy it every time. They make a decent margarita too.

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Address: 117 W. 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA
Phone Number: 15097654041
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Moses Lake
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 117 W. 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Moses Lake
  • Phone Number: 15097654041

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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