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English first
Federal Way, Washington
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3 reviews 3 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Tacoma, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went there with the family (2 Adults, 4 Kids) and had a great meal at a reasonable price. I can't say what authentic actually is because I've never lived in Mexico, but the kitchen was busy cooking fresh food for a packed restaurant that came to our table hot and very tasty. The portions were big enough that the kids... More 

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Dallas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have been coming to this little hole in the wall for about 14 years now, not so long compared to most. I've lived in Texas and San Diego where the Mexican food is pretty darn good. This restaurant has incredible fajitas, rice and beans, tortillas, both kinds, burritos and tacos. The prices are really good without making a large... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This little hole in the wall is the real deal.... I had three shredded pork tacos and they were amazing the best pork I have ever had. The guy next to me had a shrimp cocktail and a smothered burreto they both looked fantastic. I can't wait to go back I try some more items. If your in Tacoma and... More 

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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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Additional Information about Vuelve A La Vida

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