The name 'Tonala' comes from the Nahuatl phrase 'Tonallan', which means where the "sun rises", and the sun does rise at Tonala Mexican Restaurant. Tonala is owned and operated by the Contreras family, who have been proud owners of Mexican restaurants in the local market for over 26 years. The Contreas family prides themselves on the unique dishes their restaurants offer, including many authentic recipes from Mexico City. You will love their friendly staff…mostly family, who take pride in their service and the care they show for their customers. There is nothing like the experience you will have dining at Tonala Mexican Restaurant in Spanaway and Tacoma.