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Masa

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2811 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406
253-254-0560
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty, well meaning, but slow

I agree with inattentive staff. Seemed more interested in cleaning spare tables than checking up on us. 2 of 3 orders were incorrect. Slow to seat us and food order took longer than we were hoping. Portions were large however nearly everyone leaves with a to go box.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Perhaps I am biased, but we had our local conference group in Tacoma, WA eat at Masa while we were in town, and the guests from all over the US loved it. We had the private room upstairs, inside from the deck, and even were able to secure a live band for entertainment. The restaurant knows how to treat its... More 

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a fun place for a light dinner. We came for happy hour, and had a great light dinner. Carne asada street tacos and a margarita. Just right for me after having had a very big lunch. Really interesting salsa with the chips. Also tried the flan, but too dense for my taste. I'd go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I agree with inattentive staff. Seemed more interested in cleaning spare tables than checking up on us. 2 of 3 orders were incorrect. Slow to seat us and food order took longer than we were hoping. Portions were large however nearly everyone leaves with a to go box.

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Seattle, Washington
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150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I just wrote a bad review for Lark in Seattle that had great reviews but we disliked it. Now I am going to write a rave review for this place when most of the others are bad. I guess I am a contrarian today. My wife and I tried to walk in on a Friday night to Asado right across... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I got a gift certificate for MASA and decided to give it a try. I am afraid to go to Mexican restaurants in the US because the great majority are bad. The key ingredient for Mexican food is 1. freshness and 2. simplicity. MASA is far from simple. I ordered the chiles rellenos advertised as the specialty of MASA. The... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food was about what you would get at any other Mexican Restaurant . But its fun to eat outside on roof in the summer.

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Tacoma, Washington
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We called and were able to reserve a table for ten. The person taking our reservation was very friendly and helpful after asking her for ideas. The service was not up to what I would have expected. We had to continue to ask for drinks. We rarely saw our waitress. We will probably not return

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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Masa appears to be a restaurant in transition. For quite a while it was one of our "go-to" spots in Tacoma-never a long wait even when busy, good service, and excellent food. For the past year it seems to be changing direction-no wait (haven't seen it busy in a while), inattentive service, and the food...is at best average. Our latest... More 

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Washington State
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went out as a family to this place. We were not disappointed. All the food was authentic and delicious. The only downside, was the noise echoes terribly in the dining room. It gets very loud, if there are just a few noisy tables. If it's busy, you might try the outdoor dining. The noise level is significantly less there.

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Winston-Salem, NC
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99 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Were referred here from Asado Cucina across the street (same owners). Were seated quickly and service was timely if indifferent. The restaurant is very noisy and fairly tightly spaced. The multiple video screens are annoying. The food and margaritas are average at best. Will not return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2811 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-254-0560

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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