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Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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4102 S 56TH St, Tacoma, WA 98409-2612
(253) 474-5593
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked the authenticity of the food. Husband got chili Colorado, and it was in no way spicy. My tacos were pretty good, however much more expensive than some of the other dishes that had significantly larger portions. The rice was bland. The queso dip however was top notch. It had just enough kick to make your mouth sizzle without... More 

Thank Krysta E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moctezuma's is a good place for a family gathering with tasty Mexican food and a bustling atmosphere, with waiters and waitresses rushing to feed the masses on busy nights. The chips and salsa were very tasty, the beer cold, and the food excellent. Our waitress took good care of us on a very busy Saturday evening with many large parties... More 

Thank Gregory L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful Mexican restaurant with very good service. We are always greeted immediately and offer a table instantly. If all tables are taken, we are directed to the bar and if you want the whole menu is available there too. My sister in law is from Mexico and this is the only Mexican restaurant that she will go... More 

Thank John13Tacoma
Williamstown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting family and they know how much we love Mexican food. This place did not disappoint! Walking in there was someone making homemade tortillas on the spot. Our timing was good as it got busy quickly. The usual chips and salsa and wonderful margaritas! Service was great, not rushed though. We ordered faquitas, chicken tacos, carnitas and shrimp enchiladas. No... More 

Thank 528sunshine
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I'm not really big with mexican food until we had dinner in thsi restaurant. staff was good pays attnetion to details.I ordered carne asada and they cook it to perfection. overall the food is just lke homemade. highly recommend this place.

Thank rickiegr81
Tacoma, Washington
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Sit in the bar, faster service. People were waiting for 45 minutes for a table. Good food. Wait staff are friendly and efficient

Thank BBlkburn
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Family went out and two of us had the pick three and the other had the burrito especial. Food was absolutely delicious...tamale, enchilada, and taquito were tasty. The raspberry margaritas and white sangria were an added pleasure. Great place to socialize and enjoy food.

Thank LNess70
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The atmosphere was very beautiful and welcoming. However that's where it ends. The service was very poor. The waiter who took our orders made me feel rushed and had a condescending attitude. I also thought they were a bit pricey. I will not go back and I did not care for the food. I am not a fan of sweet... More 

Thank Lucy P
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Wonderful service, excellent food, great atmosphere !! Busy Place, so easier early and with a reservation.

Thank SanDiegoFrenzie
Reggio Emilia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

In most of my previous dining experiences at Mexican restaurants, I walked away after eating mediocre food, served in excessive portions, generally topped with cheese and beans. The simple vegetarian fajitas at Moctezuma's was, instead, quite good and the portion size made sense.

Thank Ilo62

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4102 S 56TH St, Tacoma, WA 98409-2612
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 474-5593

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Chicken, Alaska
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Fircrest, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?