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Vuelve A La Vida

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5310 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408-7626
+1 253-473-7068
10:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Puyallup, Washington
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 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.

Thank Dalenpluskett
Tacoma, Washington
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 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 

Thank Jeffrey C
Dupont, Washington
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 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 

Thank Tania J
Tacoma, Washington
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 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 

Thank beernu
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

I have been coming here close to 10 years. Excellent food, especially the Steak Ranchero. Authentic. Not Amercanized .

Thank Martin B
Lacey, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Worst Mexican food I have ever had! I had high hopes because the place seemed busy. I ordered the shrimp Diablo which is supposed to be a sautéed shrimp smothered in a spicy red sauce. What a joke! First bite I took it was a sweet sauce that was very familiar so I asked the waitress if the sauce was... More 

Thank Simpson000
Federal Way, Washington
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

I just got back from this oddly named restaurant, smiling as I carried my bag of carry-out into the house. Whenever I have reason to be in Tacoma, I make sure I stop at Vuelve A La Vida on my way back. It's actually only 3 miles from the City Center and the freeways, so it is convenient for anyone... More 

Thank Dave M
Federal Way, Washington
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506 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

I took my daughter and her boyfriend here today. We came in for the awesome pork tacos her boyfriend had a steak burrito and loved it. We saw a lot of beautiful looking bowls of seafood soup going out to customers. It smelt so good that's what I'm having next time. We finished with the deep fried ice cream very... More 

Thank chefjeff60
Tacoma, WA
Level Contributor
64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Thursdays they have chile rellenos which are very good. The size runs from standard to huge depending on how the chiles are growing. The tortillas are made in house and are excellent. The wait staff is friendly. The arroz con pollo is outstanding.

Thank SandKTacoma
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

This is a wonderful place for mexican food. The serve great tasting meals at a great price and large portions.

Thank barney045

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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?