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Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant

4102 S 56TH St, Tacoma, WA 98409-2612
(253) 474-5593
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Ranked #37 of 659 restaurants in Tacoma
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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82% Recommend
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Ketchikan, Alaska
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90 reviews 90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Tacoma, Washington
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216 reviews 216 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is our favorite Mexican Restaurant in Tacoma! Their food is very good. The portions are large The service is prompt and friendly, and they have a great happy hour with great food and drink prices. Oh and their bacon wrapped jalapeños are spicy! YUM!

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Tacoma, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My wife and I decided to go to this restaurant after a personal reference and the rave reviews on this site. We were blown away by the friendly staff. Although the parking lot was full we expected to have to wait to be seated yet we were seated immediately. The whole staff were extremely friendly and despite having a waiter... More

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Gig Harbor, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I missed Moctezuma's for the several months they were gone from Uptown shopping center, relocating across the street. It was worth the wait! The new location is much more inviting and the menu has expanded. Great food, greater ambiance. Visit often!

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Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

I took my wife to Moctezuma for our wedding anniversary, so I wanted it to be special. The staff treated us like VIP,s and the food was just the way we like it. I have been several times since, and again great service, delicious variety of food, in generous portions. I can't wait to go back again!

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Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here & it was quite good. The spinach & portabella mushroom enchiladas were fantastic! Great lunch menu.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

I moved to the PAC NW after moving from Texas and never though that I would find a Mexican food joint that would be up to the quality of what's available in the SW. I had a seafood/chicken/beef combo that was marinated in a chili sauce served in a piping hot black stone bowl...delicious. If your in the area check... More

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