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Vuelve A La Vida

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5310 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408-7626
+1 253-473-7068
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lincoln
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

On a recent trip from California to the PNW my husband and I made sure we stopped here for AUTHENTIC Mexican food. We used to live in Tacoma and knew how delicious it was back in 1995 to 2001 when we ate there regularly so had to go back and see. Again, they still make everything from scratch. They have... More 

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Seattle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I'm a local and have been eating here for 10+ years. This is located east of the freeway, near 56th and Pacific Ave. Authentic tacos are the highlight of Vuelve a la Vida. The tortillas seem fluffy and moist at the same time because they are made fresh. Three are enough to fill up a grown man. Sometimes I order... More 

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Thank ken369
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152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Have had great food here before. And it's definitely the food, not the ambience that draws us back. Plusses: + avocado sauce and guacamole are delicious + been told the Suiza Children Enchiladas are the best anywhere + generous portions at very reasonable pricebpoint Improvement opportunities: - service and wait time - been disappointed in carne asada part 2 visits... More 

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Thank narfishi
Tacoma, WA
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

A friend of mine kept singing the praises of Vuelve A La Vida. So we all went with her to try it out. First we had their Shrimp Ceviche. So many shrimp! I really think it was the best I have ever had. The Tamale's are big and homemade. The sauce on top - couldn't get enough. Then I had... More 

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Thank Jilltoons
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

You come here for the fantastic food, not the drinks selection or atmosphere. The fish soup is on point.

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Thank CatGrey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Their carne azada it's really good, their meet its juicy and well cooked but the rest of food is not that good. I never saw or had to buy my own tortilla chips to eat it with my guacamole... Which they make you buy an order of tostadas instead tortilla chips, and their customer service is super bad! The waiter... More 

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Thank Marila E
Federal Way, Washington
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407 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Well let me start off by saying I usually come here for lunch and have tacos and they are always fantastic... Came here with a friend on Saturday night had the seafood soup it was awful no flavor and the shrimp in it were really disappointing everything else in it was nice just blah I tried to give it some... More 

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Thank chefjeff60
Tacoma, Washington
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

We can't find another restaurant that is as authentic as Vuelve. If you are looking for chile rellenos, then you will only find them on Thursdays.

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Thank beernu
Puyallup, Washington
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

Been coming here since 1997 one of the best authentic Mexican restaurants around. Best tamales. And excellent Cavichi. Don't judge a book by its cover. This restaurant is a great dinning experience. Service is super fast and food is always consistent.

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Thank Dalenpluskett
Tacoma, Washington
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you like to eat like many Mexicans do, enjoying hot and tasty food at an affordable price from a street cart, then GO TO THIS PLACE... and try Arroz con Pollo with a squeeze of lime... or a refreshing chunky chicken taco salad that will fill you up... or tres tacos (no cheese, lettuce or tomatoes on these -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5310 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408-7626
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-473-7068

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