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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
+1 253-474-5593
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Elkville, Il
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our party of 4 chose Moctezuma's for lunch on a weekday. Service was very slow, although the nachos and chimis were tasty but not outstanding. We ordered individual queso dips for appetizers, and they were very slow arriving, as were our simple entrees. The restaurant was not overly busy. The food is okay, but if you don't have a couple... More 

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for lunch with friends and had the best margaritas in Tacoma. We stick to cantina menu and it was the best choice. I had some pork belly tacos that where fantastic!

Thank nicobi10
Kent, Washington
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882 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for dinner with my employees and we had a good dinner. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was quite good, specifically the bacon wrapped jalapeños were great. Overall, this was enjoyable with good food and service.

Thank Rehsinup19
Tacoma, Washington
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Moctezuma's USED to be a reliably good Mexican restaurant. The cuisine has changed to include Parmesan Cheese in virtually every dish. As a condiment, it should be offered at table for the consumer to choose whether to enhance a meal with it, not as an ingredient. Parmesan is very strong and the 'go to' for cooks masking mistakes or inability... More 

Thank Cynthia L
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I was quite impressed with the atmosphere, service and amazing food. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Easily made adjustments for dietary restrictions. Food was top notch! Just watch the fajita box stand. Handle is hot too!

Thank Adrienne C
Troutdale, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We had to wait quite a very long time for our table of 6 which at 5:15 I would expect 15-20 mins. They brought around an appetizer for those who were waiting, nice touch. Our group had beer and margaritas, no complaints. My husband and I shared flaming tequila fajitas which was plenty. Food very good. I wish that they... More 

Thank fillntrace
Portland, Oregon
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Moctezuma's has a nice atmosphere and decore, but food was a little lack luster in general. We stopped here for a late lunch and both had the 2 enchilada plate. The enchilada's themselves were pretty standard for an American-Mexican restaurant, but their rice left something to be desired. Their salsa is excellent however! Best part about this place was our... More 

Thank Marge387
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there last night and I was really impressed with the Veggie fajitas. The combination of vegetables was really great quality and delicious. Asparagus, yellow squash, corn, cherry tomatoes, delicious. We got there late and didn't realize that we stayed past closing because the staff never rushed us or made us feel like we had to go. We were... More 

Thank mirabellaseattle
Lakewood, Washington
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I love bringing in business clients because the food comes out so fast that we can meet within the lunch hour! The shrimp enchilada is awesome! I definitely recommend for business, lunch, dinner, and family. The restaurant is very clean, even the bathrooms are spotless. I have never waited longer then 15 min to get a seat and that was... More 

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Four family members had dinner here on a Sunday in January. The server was very pleasant and friendly. Tortilla chips were nice and crisp and warm with a medium heat salsa. All of us ordered enchiladas of one kind or another. The chicken chipotle enchilada was good, with generous pieces of avocado served with it. Two of us had spinach... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4102 S 56th St, Tacoma, WA 98409-2612
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-474-5593

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