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117 W 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837-1930
15097654041
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Auckland
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was early to visit a friend after a long drive from Western Washington. Pulled into this restaurant. There was one other very elderly man there and someone who knew the waitress owner. I should have taken this as a sign. I ordered a house margarita and I'm not sure any tequila even made it into the glass. It tasted... More 

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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

It was like home literally! Walked in to a non-English speaking 'host' who was using a hard case luggage as a cash register. No kidding. $10 [no tax] for a buffet made from a number of homes (?) and a stamp put on our hands in case we wanted liquor; that was different. The family band was gearing up (included... More 

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Thank NavyChaps
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

It has been a long time since I have been in here. Love the decor although all the items on the walls are SUPER DUSTY. Food was good but the lady kept bringing us the wrong pop so when we left she probably wondered why there were full sodas left on the table. She just seemed extremely distracted but not... More 

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Thank Briana R
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I've had nothing but REALLY good food here. Although once I ordered a tamale that wasn't super awesome, but that has been it. I've eaten here at 6-7 times and it's be really good every time. Reading some of the other reviews, I'm guessing the buffet isn't that special, but like its a buffet. What do you really expect? Anyway... More 

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Thank Sean D
Sunnyside, Washington
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Right down town with live music on weekends. A bit dated but nice atmosphere to hang out and enjoy an evening if you're into Spanish music and flare. Live band on this Saturday for dancing or just relaxing.

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Thank Francisco G
Dayton
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Carne Asadada dinner burrito was $15.99. $20.00 w/ tax & tip. You can get a better burrito for $5.00 elsewhere. Really you can .... More rice & beans than beef ... I will never eat here again.

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Thank CountryRoadsScholar
Moses Lake, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I will not be going here. I took my kids out trick or treating and the lady there had the nerve to give out tape...yes, a piece of clear tape! I couldn't believe. And she thought it was so funny. It disgusted me knowing that every parent and kid and every other business owner was out there in the cold... More 

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1 Thank Ryan C
Moses Lake, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I've been eating at the Emperador Azteca for over 10 years..., and they always provide excellent service, with the finest and fresh Mexican food... Unlike other Mexican restaurants who overcharge their customers with poor food and crappy service, the Emperador Azteca has a fantastic buffet with an all you can eat selection for only $5.99, in addition to an excellent... More 

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1 Thank Ted M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Me and my family eat here at least once a week. We are always greeted with a smile. Our waitress who is also the owner gives the best service. The cook is second to none. This is the only restaurant in moseslake that I love going to. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Best Mexican restaurant in moseslake hands... More 

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1 Thank Gifford112288
Spokane, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

My wife and I loved the food and great service. We wanted true authentic Mexican food and we got it! Great owners and very respectful

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 W 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837-1930
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Moses Lake
  • Phone Number: 15097654041

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?