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LA Tolteca

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429 N Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA 91702-3440
(626) 334-0302
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
California-Mexican food at its best

La Tolteca started out much smaller and has always had a strong following. They use the formula of tasty food, low prices, ample quantity. Tacos, enchiladas, tamales, and all the staples of California-Mexican cuisine. All well prepared. You order at the counter, the food is brought to your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
JWP8
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San Francisco, California
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Azusa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for good Mexican food, try smaller restaruants in the are like any taco shop, Carmen2s, la Parilla, or Maxs. La tolteca is over rated by people who think it is real mexican food. The food is not good at all, although their chips and salsa are the best I have ever tried. IF you want chips... More 

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San Francisco, California
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49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

La Tolteca started out much smaller and has always had a strong following. They use the formula of tasty food, low prices, ample quantity. Tacos, enchiladas, tamales, and all the staples of California-Mexican cuisine. All well prepared. You order at the counter, the food is brought to your table. Not fancy, but comfortable and in my experience, unfailingly good quality.

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San Bernardino
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I've been here several times for lunch and dinner. We've even had a couple of family events. The food is always great! The people taking the orders are always well groomed, polite and friendly. I'm not sure I like the "seat yourself" system but it seems to work.

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las vegas, nv
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I used to live in Covina, so of course La Tolteca tortillas were a staple. We now live in Las Vegas and come home every month or so and its the Friday night place for margaritas - but lately - the last 3 times in particular the whole experience has been just off kilter- this last time we had a... More 

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Azusa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My coworkers and I like to come here for lunch because you can get in and out in 30 mins. The food is always really good but I've heard many people complain that it's "not authentic Mexican food". Well, say what you want to say, but I've never had a bad experience with the food here. I like their enchilada... More 

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I stop in at La Tolteca every time I visit the Azusa area. There is a real family atmosphere when you are a guest at La Tolteca. The best part is of course the food. Everything is so fresh and tasty. Their salsa is the best I have ever tasted. You can tell they only use the best ingredients for... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I currently live in Las Vegas, NV but I'm from Southern California originally and I have been coming to this restaurant for over 50 years. This last weekend I made a trip to California for business and I had to stop here. Usually the food is delicious and it's authentic. They have raised their prices a little (inflation, of course),... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I like the shredded beef tacos, and the chips and salsa too. I have had the menudo and I thought it was pretty good too. I went late morning on a Saturday and it wasn't too crowded.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

A 5-star for nostalgic purposes. Like many people that grew up in my area, I was even enjoying la tolteca in utero. Their food is good to me, especially the rice, taquitos, chips & salsa. I've brought people to eat here for their first time & they don't quite feel the same as I do.. haha.. it's not the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Best freshly made chips I ever tasted best of the best, they even have taco and tostada shells that they make yum their salsa & avocado dip soo good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 429 N Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA 91702-3440
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Azusa
  • Phone Number: (626) 334-0302

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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