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Vuelve A La Vida

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5310 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408-7626
253-473-7068
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 12
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic, tasty, and filling.

This is one of our favorite local restaurants. Buckets of beer and authentically flavored traditional hispanic meals. We've tried just about everything on the menu and it's all good. My favorite on a lite meal night are the tamales. If I order anything else, I end up taking a plate of food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Tania J
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Dupont, Washington
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dupont, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of our favorite local restaurants. Buckets of beer and authentically flavored traditional hispanic meals. We've tried just about everything on the menu and it's all good. My favorite on a lite meal night are the tamales. If I order anything else, I end up taking a plate of food home. The employees are hard working and friendly... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The best authentic food around - hands down. Everything is home made and you can see it to believe it as the kitchen is open. Prices are reasonable for what you get. All the plates we've ordered have come hot and very tasty. If you are expecting chips & salsa, you'll be disappointed because they don't serve them. And if... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have been coming here close to 10 years. Excellent food, especially the Steak Ranchero. Authentic. Not Amercanized .

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Lacey, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Worst Mexican food I have ever had! I had high hopes because the place seemed busy. I ordered the shrimp Diablo which is supposed to be a sautéed shrimp smothered in a spicy red sauce. What a joke! First bite I took it was a sweet sauce that was very familiar so I asked the waitress if the sauce was... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I just got back from this oddly named restaurant, smiling as I carried my bag of carry-out into the house. Whenever I have reason to be in Tacoma, I make sure I stop at Vuelve A La Vida on my way back. It's actually only 3 miles from the City Center and the freeways, so it is convenient for anyone... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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208 reviews 208 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I took my daughter and her boyfriend here today. We came in for the awesome pork tacos her boyfriend had a steak burrito and loved it. We saw a lot of beautiful looking bowls of seafood soup going out to customers. It smelt so good that's what I'm having next time. We finished with the deep fried ice cream very... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Thursdays they have chile rellenos which are very good. The size runs from standard to huge depending on how the chiles are growing. The tortillas are made in house and are excellent. The wait staff is friendly. The arroz con pollo is outstanding.

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washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a wonderful place for mexican food. The serve great tasting meals at a great price and large portions.

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Tacoma, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What a nice find in funky south Tacoma. Good food made simply with fresh ingredients - remember that ? Skip the chips n salsa game & save your appetite for the enchiladas - they even include 4 oz of carne asada on the side. So big even the rice n beans were on their own plate. I left full &... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is not fancy, but that is good. The food is solid and delicious. I like certain Mexican dishes that are seldom served in the chain restaurants. I found them here, and they were very well prepared. My only concern is that this popular neighborhood restaurant will be discovered by more people who like authentic Mexican food without the chips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5310 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408-7626
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-473-7068

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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