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Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant

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4102 S 56TH St, Tacoma, WA 98409-2612
(253) 474-5593
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Happy Hour!

This location has a great happy hour with food and drink specials. My husband and I barely snagged a table in the bar where happy hour is honored. The shrimp ceviche was amazing but I had to correct the dish because it says on the menu it comes with avocado but it came with cucumber instead (which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
RedAgue
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Tacoma, Washington
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Bend, Oregon, United States
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We initially went here for a quick bite during "happy hour" to enjoy $3 off a couple of appetizers and beverages. But we discovered that the bar was crowded and noisy, with rock music instead of mexican music in the restaurant. So we switched to restaurant seating, which was very pleasant, and paid full price for a couple of appetizers... More 

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Thank DinzFam
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have never had a bad meal here, so virtually anything on the menu is a good choice depending on your preference. Highly recommend the Jalapeno Margaritas - Delicious but also gives you a mule kick to the throat...yum.

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Thank Cynthia L
Tacoma, Washington
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We have going to Moctezuma's since it was a little hole in the wall on South Tacoma Way! This family run restaurant has ALWAYS provided great service and even better food! Family favorites include: Verde Pork Burrito and the Chicken or Steak Fajita Salad. Make sure to request the mushrooms & onions be grilled! You won't be disappointed! I interested... More 

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Thank Mike1720
Tacoma, Washington
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This location has a great happy hour with food and drink specials. My husband and I barely snagged a table in the bar where happy hour is honored. The shrimp ceviche was amazing but I had to correct the dish because it says on the menu it comes with avocado but it came with cucumber instead (which I hate). The... More 

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Thank RedAgue
Lakewood, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The last few times I have been here I've been disappointed. The food used to be much better, and the service in the bar is horrible.

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Thank whoopiecat1
Puyallup, Washington
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We were frequent customers 20-25 years ago and saw that Montezuma's had been voted #1 in King 5's Best of W WA. So, we returned there on Sat. Yes, they were busy but we were seated right away. I ordered a golden taco and enchilada and my husband ordered pollo a la crema. My enchilada and taco were very good.... More 

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Thank skal_1110
Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

freshly modern and warmly welcoming setting. We have been coming here for 20 years we know a lot of the servers and managers and owners. They always make sure you are comfortable and satisfied. We usually come for a late lunch (as a early dinner lol) , we usually get the carne asada plate and our granddaughter gets the kids... More 

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Thank shirley s
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469 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Moctzuma's on a Monday night and the place was packed. The service was good, the foods delicious, and the margaritas huge. Well worth the stop. Order the cream while sauce. Yum!

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Thank Melodycthomas
Morgan Hill
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, nice earthy colors, calm ambiance even though the place was packed. Big enough to seat a lot of people but also you never have to wait long for a table. Good happy hour in the bar, modestly priced drinks also. A good and relatively cheap night out for the couple looking for a good bite!

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Thank Jonah R
Mill Creek, Washington
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Went there on a Sunday for lunch. The place was packed (and not for the whole day Happy Hour)! Huge portions. Great quality food in a subdued, but festive atmosphere (people were happily diving into their food). I had a carne asada burrito and my wife had breakfast tacos, both were very, very good. Wait service was very attentive, while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4102 S 56TH St, Tacoma, WA 98409-2612
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 474-5593

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?