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5310 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408-7626
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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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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379 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Jeffrey C
Dupont, Washington
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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Thank Tania J
Tacoma, Washington
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank beernu

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 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?