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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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Tacoma, Washington
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Jason H
Port Ludlow, Washington
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Warrenwanderings
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Having shopped all day, we were starving. Our last visit to this restaurant was successful so we were game to go again. Although they were busy, we were seated within 10 min. The atmosphere was good and back ground music not so loud you couldn't hear. Our waiter was pleasant and made certain we ordered what we thought we were.... More 

Thank Susan M
University Place, Washington
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

It'd been several years since our last visit. Tiny booth (our very thin friends could barely get in). Waiter messed up two of 4 orders. Chile Rellenos were not good;cheese wasn't even melted inside. Street Taco dry and hard to eat. A decline in quality overall. We'd hoped for a fun, tasty dinner but none of got that.

2 Thank LAT46
Lakewood, Washington
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

It was packed at 5:30 PM, so we sat in the bar. Happy hour in effect so drinks were less, and a good thing too, kinda pricey for me-$6.00 for well Margaritas . I had the three tacos my other meal person had a creamy chipotle chicken enchilada. Mine was cold,, hers was so good she said she could lick... 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, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, 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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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?