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Vuelve A La Vida

5310 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408-7626
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Ranked #41 of 646 restaurants in Tacoma
Most recent review
- Nov 11, 2013
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94% Recommend
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English first
Puyallup, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Hole in the wall, no chips and salsa GO ANYWAY. Excellent Mexican food. First time we went we left. Now it's our favorite. My friend sent us when we got there I said what mex rest doesn't have chips and salsa. She said a REAL one.

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San Francisco, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

After reading the glowing reviews for this place, we had high hopes for a good lunch. The tables were full when we walked in and the wait staff seemed to be familiar with most of the patrons (always a good sign). However, we were very disappointed with the food. The highly-recommended ceviche was awful. It had very little flavor, and... More

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Seattle and Thailand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We have visited here before, my wife had an entire fried fish, it was amazing. I am not as courageous and had a shredded pork burrito. I have had hundreds if not thousands of burritos and this is special. The pork is shredded and crispy, just delicious. It is a clean very friendly place, it puts you at home immediately,... More

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Stanwood, Washington, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Came based on other trip advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The food was homemade and excellent. Great flavors and a very good value. We will come back!!

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Hong Kong, China
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Ate dinner here with family who live nearby at their suggestion. The place is a non-descript building, didn't have A/C and was a bit run-down, but all that aside, this was by far the best Mexican meal I've had in years. The Margarita was made with fresh limes and was not too sweet and at $4.50 was a real bargain.... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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151 reviews 151 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Food is fresh and plentiful. Ordered two tacos: beef cheeks and carnitas Both stuffed with meat and only $2.50 each! Had no room left to try anything else, but would love to come back again and work my way through the menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Every time we go here, we have nothing but the best food and service! Try the arroz con pollo or just a big burrito! :) you will not regret it!!! Take friends and family! Also have great margaritas!! Still a family friendly place though.. :) if Fortas are your thing, they are also delicious!

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139 reviews 139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Very good authentic Mexican food ... it's not that westernized Mexican food sold at other so-called authentic Mexican restaurants, like Azteca, El Toro, Chevy's, etc.. And yes, like all local eating establishments in Mexico, there are no chips and salsa here ... chip & Salsa is strictly an American thing. The service is okay ... it can get a bit... More

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the great pacific northwest
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is the best Mexican food west of the Cascades. Today I had the three enchiladas combo. Muy bueno. Great mole. Generous helping of guacamole. Plus rice, beans and a fried steak or slab of chicken on the side. The plate was heavy with food - at least two meals and a sandwich there. Their tamales are very good, too.... More

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Tacoma, WA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

And I heard this in Yakima, Washington, where they have some exceptional Mexican restaurants! Authentic, hand-made on the spot, flavorful, unique. In a tiny stip mall, you'll miss it if you blink....but that would be a big mistake.

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