Moctezuma's Mexican Cuisine

★★★☆☆
  • 4102 S 56th St

    Tacoma, WA 98409

    Map & Directions
  • 253-474-5593

About Moctezuma's Mexican Cuisine

Food

Food
More choices in Tacoma:
Resultset_next

Masa 6th Avenue

2811 6th Ave Tacoma, WA

Resultset_next

El Toro Restaurant

5716 N 26th St Tacoma, WA

3.4167 12
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Moctezuma's Mexican Cuisine was?
Write a Review
.

we give them 1 star because there are no negative stars !!! long ago (12 years) we really liked this place, and because we have been cooking at home for so long hadnt gone back until today. what a mistake!! we spent 32.77 plus small tip for the most bland carne asade and monterey chicken, you may as well throw 20. 00 at the door as you drive by and go to taco time. this was such a suckass disappointment. it has been in tacoma for many years what happened?? so buyer beware, hope you have alot of the watery drinks they try pushing before you order, the food wont be so bad after that.

1
★☆☆☆☆

we give them 1 star because there are no negative stars !!! long ago (12 years) we really liked this place, and because we have been cooking at home for so long hadnt gone back until today. what a mistake!! we spent 32.77 plus small tip for the most bland carne asade and monterey chicken, you may as well throw 20. 00 at the door as you drive by and go to taco time. this was such a suckass disappointment. it has been in tacoma for many years what happened?? so buyer beware, hope you have alot of the watery drinks they try pushing before you order, the food wont be so bad after that.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I've been trying for years to find anyone who makes a better Carne Asada, both in the U.S. and in Mexico. No one comes close. No one.

5
★★★★★

I've been trying for years to find anyone who makes a better Carne Asada, both in the U.S. and in Mexico. No one comes close. No one.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I have been going to this place since it was a hole-in-the-wall restaurant on south tacoma way. There is a reason that they have done so well with their business They know how to cook and their recipes are superb! I noticed that they even opened a restaurant across the bridge. Their tortilla chips and salsa are excellent and I love the fajitas If you go there for your birthday and mention it to your server they will give you a neat surprise at the end of your meal!

5
★★★★★

I have been going to this place since it was a hole-in-the-wall restaurant on south tacoma way. There is a reason that they have done so well with their business They know how to cook and their recipes are superb! I noticed that they even opened a restaurant across the bridge. Their tortilla chips and salsa are excellent and I love the fajitas If you go there for your birthday and mention it to your server they will give you a neat surprise at the end of your meal!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

We had one of the recommended dishes. It looked like it was covered in a dark brown sauce that looked opaque. It tasted extremely bland and heavy. I was so surprised with the poor quality compared to all the hyped up recommendations.

I have traveled throughout the west and southwest and really enjoy Mexican food but to call it authentic just seems wrong and way overpriced for the type you can get anywhere.
I agree with another review that says its a cookie cutter Denny's Mexican fast food restaurant.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We had one of the recommended dishes. It looked like it was covered in a dark brown sauce that looked opaque. It tasted extremely bland and heavy. I was so surprised with the poor quality compared to all the hyped up recommendations.

I have traveled throughout the west and southwest and really enjoy Mexican food but to call it authentic just seems wrong and way overpriced for the type you can get anywhere.
I agree with another review that says its a cookie cutter Denny's Mexican fast food restaurant.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I agree with the prior review that it is a cookie cutter type Mexican restaurant. And I would say the food is just poor. We had one of the recommended dishes and it was too salty,bland and luke warm like it was sitting out for a while before I got served. It was way overpriced.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I agree with the prior review that it is a cookie cutter type Mexican restaurant. And I would say the food is just poor. We had one of the recommended dishes and it was too salty,bland and luke warm like it was sitting out for a while before I got served. It was way overpriced.

Pros: large bank of windows bring light in

Cons: quality of food extremely poor and OVERPRICED

.

The food at Moctezuma's is wonderful. The atmosphere is great too. One time, I had my bday dinner there, and they were so nice. They sang a cute song, shoved a sombrero on my head, and brought me the yummiest churros I have ever had! Plus they have really good prices.

2
★★☆☆☆

The food at Moctezuma's is wonderful. The atmosphere is great too. One time, I had my bday dinner there, and they were so nice. They sang a cute song, shoved a sombrero on my head, and brought me the yummiest churros I have ever had! Plus they have really good prices.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I grew up going to the old location on South Tacoma Way and my parents and I got to know the Garcia family pretty well over the years. I even used to work there and even though I now live in Phoenix Arizona I still crave Moctezumas. The food is AWESOME!!! I try to make it there everytime I get home to Tacoma. There are several employees who work there that have worked there for years and remembered me after not seeing them for more than 10 years. very family friendly atmosphere, affordably priced and great tasting food. I absolutely reccomend trying this place if you love mexican food.

5
★★★★★

I grew up going to the old location on South Tacoma Way and my parents and I got to know the Garcia family pretty well over the years. I even used to work there and even though I now live in Phoenix Arizona I still crave Moctezumas. The food is AWESOME!!! I try to make it there everytime I get home to Tacoma. There are several employees who work there that have worked there for years and remembered me after not seeing them for more than 10 years. very family friendly atmosphere, affordably priced and great tasting food. I absolutely reccomend trying this place if you love mexican food.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

We visit Moctezuma's pretty often for its generally fine take on Mexican classics. The owner's family and many of the staff have roots in the same small Mexican village where a miraculous Abuela has trained and given wings to a amazing host of restaurant founders and workers now living in and enriching the cuisine of Western Washington state and the northwest. Great foods, great people, great connections.

Our favorite reason for frequent-flyer miles at Moctezuma's, admittedly, is really the Acapulco Margarita -- the true classic, done simply and refreshingly.

My spouse loves the house Chile Colorado and orders it often. Tops for me are a few assorted dishes. Moctezuma's does one of the better moles I've tasted anywhere, and their Arroz con Camarones has a rich and subtle sauce, chunky carrots and celery and mushrooms, tender rice and juicy prawns, and that's about it -- needs nothing more! (This dish is always served sizzling hot, so start carefully even if you know how delicious it's going to be.) This place also does by far the tastiest Carne Asada I've had any place; I thought it couldn't be matched until they introduced the Carne Asada salad. Yahoo! Salad with built-in steak. Huge, loaded with marvelous standard Mexican ingredients in a relatively simple but surprising mix, it's even-handed in its blend, jammed with flavor (I especially like it with the house creamy jalapeno dressing), and varied enough to keep me from getting bored from first bite to last -- and I do finish the whole huge dish.

5
★★★★★

We visit Moctezuma's pretty often for its generally fine take on Mexican classics. The owner's family and many of the staff have roots in the same small Mexican village where a miraculous Abuela has trained and given wings to a amazing host of restaurant founders and workers now living in and enriching the cuisine of Western Washington state and the northwest. Great foods, great people, great connections.

Our favorite reason for frequent-flyer miles at Moctezuma's, admittedly, is really the Acapulco Margarita -- the true classic, done simply and refreshingly.

My spouse loves the house Chile Colorado and orders it often. Tops for me are a few assorted dishes. Moctezuma's does one of the better moles I've tasted anywhere, and their Arroz con Camarones has a rich and subtle sauce, chunky carrots and celery and mushrooms, tender rice and juicy prawns, and that's about it -- needs nothing more! (This dish is always served sizzling hot, so start carefully even if you know how delicious it's going to be.) This place also does by far the tastiest Carne Asada I've had any place; I thought it couldn't be matched until they introduced the Carne Asada salad. Yahoo! Salad with built-in steak. Huge, loaded with marvelous standard Mexican ingredients in a relatively simple but surprising mix, it's even-handed in its blend, jammed with flavor (I especially like it with the house creamy jalapeno dressing), and varied enough to keep me from getting bored from first bite to last -- and I do finish the whole huge dish.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

An excellent family owned mexican restaurant. One of my favorites in the Pacific Northwest. I have been coming to the restaurant for years and have always received steller service and excellent meals.

2
★★★★★

An excellent family owned mexican restaurant. One of my favorites in the Pacific Northwest. I have been coming to the restaurant for years and have always received steller service and excellent meals.

.

Average food, seating, and service. A Denny's of Mexican food.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Average food, seating, and service. A Denny's of Mexican food.

.

My co-workers and I love to have this for lunch at least once a month. The customer service is great....the food is fresh, and timley. They also have a delivery service. Prefect:)

5
★★★★★

My co-workers and I love to have this for lunch at least once a month. The customer service is great....the food is fresh, and timley. They also have a delivery service. Prefect:)

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

IVE BEEN COMING HERE FOR YEARS. THE VERY BEST FOOD AND SERVICE, THIS IS ONE OF SOUTH TACOMA'S LANDMARKS.

2
★★★★★

IVE BEEN COMING HERE FOR YEARS. THE VERY BEST FOOD AND SERVICE, THIS IS ONE OF SOUTH TACOMA'S LANDMARKS.

Pros: FOOD, SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Moctezuma's Mexican Cuisine, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review