Check Out a Tacoma Restaurant for Delicious Fare This Spring

We love living and working in Tacoma, a special city with a unique blend of industrial grit and natural splendor. Those classic old warehouses and offices are fertile ground for new restaurants to feed a growing and hungry population. Ready to check out a Tacoma Restaurant? Here’s a selection of just a few of our current favorites!

Which Tacoma Restaurant Will You Check Out Tonight?

Abella Pizzeria

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1946 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 779-0769

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This pocket-sized pizzeria manages to do something quite special. Hip but not snooty, fun but not dumb, it turns out drop-dead-delicious pizza pies that seem to have captured Tacoma’s heart. You’ll find all the usual suspects here—salty, peppery sausage, gooey mozzarella, and fresh, crisp veggies—but the menu takes quite a few chances, and you should too. The “Spicy Luau,” for instance, brings an unlikely cast of bacon, garlic, pineapple, and jalapeño together under a creamy barbecue sauce. Strange? Maybe. Worth trying? Definitely!

Loak Toung Thai

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3807 Center St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 248-9813

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Thai food has been in this country long enough that even its more vibrant flavors can feel a bit run-of-the-mill. So this humble strip-mall joint is an extra-pleasing find, serving up not only excellent renditions of standbys like pad thai and various curries but truly adventurous and off-the-map dishes from Isaan, Thailand’s far eastern province. Look for the funky flavors of fermented fish products in dishes like house-made sour pork sausages, and a take-no-prisoners approach to the use of chili peppers! It's a hidden gem of a Tacoma restaurant!

The Table

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2715 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 327-1862

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Sure, this classy New American eatery is spendy for a Tacoma restaurant. But for a special night out, The Table dishes up serious chops, and high style to match. Look for expertly treated proteins like a succulent “hammed” pork belly and seared Oregon albacore. Salads are inventive but approachable; we love the spin on nicoise enriched with tender nibs of slow-cooked duck.

El Borracho Tacoma

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2717 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 314-5286

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This Mexican restaurant is a far cry from the family-style eateries you may have grown up with. Yes, you’ll find tacos and burritos, carnitas and smoky barbacoa, but the menu swerves towards the fresh, vibrant and arresting tastes and aromas of Mexico: Lime, garlic, and all sorts of chilies. What’s more, the focus is firmly on fun. With $4 “El Cheapo” margaritas and a winning sense of humor to go with all the winning flavors.

Happy Belly Restaurant + Juice Bar

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1122 Market St
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 365-6706

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“Fresh” is the watchword at this hip and inviting (mostly) vegetarian joint. The sandwiches, rice bowls, and burritos are all generous and fresh, but the real draw may be the fresh-squeezed juices and creative smoothies. Blending ingredients ranging from fresh fruits and veggies to yogurt, stevia, and ginger, they’re an invigorating and refreshing way to start—or end—your day.

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Clear Choice Dispensary’s Favorite Tacoma Restaurants to Warm Up Your Washington Winter

We love Tacoma in all its gritty splendor! From the classic old industrial buildings around the Sound and Central Tacoma to the unbelievable splendor of Mt. Rainier looming to the East, we think it’s a very special place to live…and to eat thanks to a panoply of amazing Tacoma restaurants.

There’s a whole wealth of dining options in Tac Town, ranging from hearty, classic Italian to Korean fusion, pan-Asian street foods, Mexican and more. This variety helps make living (and eating) here a real treat, especially when the cold rains of Winter come to stay. Here’s just a short list of a few of our most beloved Tacoma restaurants to help keep the chill away….

Our Favorite Tacoma Restaurants

Tacoma Restaurants - Southern Kitchen

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Southern Kitchen

1716 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 627-4282
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There aren’t many food genres more comforting than soul food, and Tacoma’s best-loved purveyor serves up drop-dead delicious renditions of homestyle favorites in a well-worn little building near Central Tacoma. You’ll find crisp catfish, show-stopping fried chicken, and of course, classic sides like collard greens, black-eyed peas, and the Kitchen’s famous cornbread dressing. A true reminder that love is the essential ingredient in great cooking.

Tacoma Restaurants - Pomodoro Italian Restaurant and Bar

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Pomodoro Italian Restaurant and Bar

3819 N 26th St., Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 946-4122
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For many of us, hearty, homestyle Italian food always tastes like home. So when we can’t make it back to Mama’s, we get ourselves to Pomodoro instead. Think chicken marsala, eggplant parmesan, and pasta with sausage and sweet peppers and you’ll get the picture. It’s both elegant and quaint, and the practiced, friendly service is the icing on top.

Tacoma Restaurants - Indo Asian Street Eatery

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Indo Asian Street Eatery

110 N Tacoma Ave., Tacoma, WA 98403
(253) 503-3527
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Asian street food catapults into the spotlight at this bustling, hip, and above all, fun eatery devoted to the spicy, salty and bold flavors of greater Asia. The menu is a deliberate mishmash of some of the continent’s favorite snacks, ranging from translucent steamed dumplings bursting with sweet shrimp and chives, to satay— salty, char-grilled protein skewers—to Vietnamese-style banh mi sandwiches and more.

Tacoma Restaurants - The Matador

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The Matador

721 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 627-7100
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This Mexican restaurant is a far cry from the family-style eateries you may have grown up with. Yes, you’ll find enchiladas, grilled carne asada, and smoky chiles relleños, but the menu veers far into the fresh, vibrant and arresting flavors of Mexico: Lime, garlic, and a wide plethora of chilies, a world so fascinating and varied it rivals only that of cannabis. An inspired bar menu and housemade horchata only sweeten the deal!

Tacoma Restaurants - Burger Seoul

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Burger Seoul

1750 South Prospect Street #B, Tacoma, WA 98405
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The “comfort” at this beloved food truck comes not from the “ambiance”—there is none, frankly—but from the mouthwatering and truly inspired grilled sandwiches here. Whether it’s traditional ground beef, Korean-style ribeye and pickled cucumber, or hot sauce-slathered pork, it’s tough to beat the punchy flavors on offer. Vegetarians can delight in the flavorful “Dubu Ganic” sammy, and don’t forget the sweet-potato or garlic-slathered potato fries.

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