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Moctezuma's to Move into Former Harbor Monsoon Location

After much speculation, the owners of the Mexican restaurant said they will return to Gig Harbor early next year.

It's official. The owners of announced Tuesday that it will be making a comeback to Gig Harbor at a new location early next year.

According to Bernie Garcia, Moctezuma’s Director of Operations, the restaurant will be moving across the street to the .

“We have some exciting plans for the new space, from awesome new dishes, new interior design and new exterior that will reflect the richness and beauty of traditional Mexico,” said Garcia.

The updated menu will feature new appetizers and entrees using quality, fresh seasonal ingredients with a Mexican flair. The new bar menu will include small plates and signature cocktails that will also be available during the daily Happy Hour. The bar will feature more than 100 tequilas to create the restaurant’s new signature margaritas, Garcia said.

In addition to the revamped menu, Garcia said they have hired Bellevue restaurant interior designer, Sue Genty, who is working with design consultants from Mexico on the restaurant’s interior. He said diners should expect to find authentic design pieces, furniture, tile and some "exciting surprises" at the grand opening.

“Our goal is to create a casual, quality, and authentic Mexican concept for the Gig Harbor community that will enjoy an authentic Mexican experience,” Garcia said.

Moctezuma's .

"We are very thankful to our local Gig Harbor customers for being understanding during this transitional time and for many who continue to cross the bridge and visit us at our Tacoma location," Garcia said.

"We would also like to add that we congratulate Louie and Wanda Wilgar (previous Harbor Monsoon owners) on their retirement. We wish them the best in the next phase of their life. They have been great business leaders in the community."

For more information on the official grand opening, visit www.Moctezumas.com to sign up for the Fiesta Club email list or follow them on Facebook.

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