Moctezuma’s restaurant opening in Kitsap Mall this fall

moctezumas45withLadyMoctezuma’s will bring its brand of fine Mexican dining to Kitsap Mall this fall.

The family-owned restaurant and tequila bar chain, which has locations in Gig Harbor, South Center and Tacoma, is moving into a 8,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Hale’s Alehouse.

13411826_1196363163730987_5738524364286351673_oMoctezuma’s Director of Operations Michael Goronkin said the company saw Silverdale as a vibrant market to expand into.

“It’s a growing community,” Goronkin said. “Restaurants out there have been really successful.”

The Kitsap Mall restaurant will be Moctezuma’s largest location to date, and will employ more than 100 workers, Goronkin said. Space in the restaurants is evenly divided between the tequila bar and dining room.

Goronkin said Moctezuma’s decor and food set it apart from other Mexican restaurants. Decorations are imported from Mexico. Food is made from scratch, using family recipes.

Amy_Johnson_-9152“We really focus on execution and make sure every dish pops,” he said “… it’s kind of an over-the-top experience. You feel like you’re in Mexico.”

Moctezuma’s will fully remodel the Kitsap Mall space before moving in. Goronkin said the process will take about five months, meaning the restaurant could open in November.

The previous tenant, Hale’s Ales, left Kitsap Mall but hasn’t departed Kitsap. The brewery recently established a distribution center in Bremerton, and plans to open a tasting room there in July.

You can check the Moctezuma’s Silverdale accounts on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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6 thoughts on “Moctezuma’s restaurant opening in Kitsap Mall this fall

  1. Hopefully they have better customer service then the last few new places. Buffalo is terrible, Mikes Jersey too many kids that don’t know what they’re doing,Hales was at least an hour before they started taking your order, Silver City is service is good but its too expensive anymore.

    1. Silver city is okay but yes definitely expensive. Jersey Mike’s is okay not really impressed with it, I mean it’s a sub sandwich. I love Fujiyama and Cash Brewery, also Tessio pizza. However I frequent Trappers in Bremerton for the all you can eat sushi! Lol

  2. Silver City is “too expensive?” No wonder it’s such a long wait to get a table on the weekends!

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