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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: Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
This place does all things Mexican right!

Twice in one week I visited this establishment at the recommendation of my colleagues. I wasn't disappointed. The restaurant is ample with excellent parking. Easy to get to in South Tacoma but even better at the menu choices. The drink menu is exceptional and they are a tequila bar. Appetizers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Lakewood, Washington
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Lakewood, Washington
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219 reviews 219 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Twice in one week I visited this establishment at the recommendation of my colleagues. I wasn't disappointed. The restaurant is ample with excellent parking. Easy to get to in South Tacoma but even better at the menu choices. The drink menu is exceptional and they are a tequila bar. Appetizers are numerous and the happy hour prices are better than... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

On a trip to Portland we stopped enroute for a late evening meal at Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant in Tacoma - though we arrvied late it was still open for dinner and we were immediately seated in a nice booth. The waiter was extremely friendly. We ordered some drinks (Margaritas - of course) - and they came with a huge bowl... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. Everything here is consistent and flavorful. Their Acapulco Margarita is made with real citrus juices, not the sugary mix that you get at other places. Staff is friendly and welcoming. All in all, a great place!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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187 reviews 187 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Welcome to a step into another world! From the music playing and the smells, the environment definitely prepares you for the experience even before you approach the hostess stand. We visited on a busy Friday night and took one of the last parking spots available and were concerned that we would have a long wait. Ten minutes later we were... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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231 reviews 231 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Another great meal at this local favorite. Tried their taco salad today it was very good. We ate in the bar at lunch time Service was great and atmosphere was relaxing.

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Maraval, Trinidad
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Not being American, I am not big into fast food so it was nice to get some rice and beans and meat for a change while visiting the Tacoma area. I thought the food was really good, the service was excellent. One thing though, my boyfriend ordered a chicken dish and something in the sauce (we suspect) gave him an... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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117 reviews 117 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food here is good, for this reason alone I would go back. The family sitting in another table beside me arrived after me, ordered after me but got served before me! Before you assume what I ordered was complex with long cook times, it wasn't. I ordered Mole Pablano and was approached by a different waiter than who took... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

If you don't want fast food, but hate to wait..here is the place for you. The food is as consistent as a Timex watch, and by the time you are half way through the warm, crisp complimentary chips and salsa, your food has arrived. The menu has enough variety to please everyone from no spiceness to HOT! HOT! HOT! The... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Having lived for 40 years in Arizona and having grown up with classmates from Mexico, I have enjoyed Mexican food for years. Because the border was only a couple hours away, I frequently have traveled to Mexico, with a focus being on the coastal areas. Unfortunately, the food at Moctezuma's is a highly Americanized version of Mexican food. The Chile... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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72 reviews 72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Visiting relatives in Tacoma and we ended up for lunch at Moctezuma. Excellent menu. Lunch selections are varied and delivered good value. Service was outstanding. I had the Spinach/Portabello enchillada which tasted fantastic.

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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
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?