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El Azteca Incorporated

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1701 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-4012
515-964-5903
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eat here regularly, rarely disappointed

This family run restaurant is located in a strip mall in Ankeny. You've probably visited one just like this many times in your life. The service is adequate, the menu is typical, and the you get your food pretty quickly. What makes El Azteca great is the staff and the quality of food. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Jason M
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Iowa, United States
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I had lunch her today with a co-worker. It was good and the service was good. The price was very reasonable and for authentic Mexican food, its a good spot to stop. They do serve beer and wine as well as their good food.

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We've been going here for the past few years. We went a few months ago and service was lackluster. Thought we'd try again and service was still bad, and my taco shells were stale. Too many other good places. Won't come back.

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Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This family run restaurant is located in a strip mall in Ankeny. You've probably visited one just like this many times in your life. The service is adequate, the menu is typical, and the you get your food pretty quickly. What makes El Azteca great is the staff and the quality of food. The meals are not just thrown together,... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Our daughter chose El Azteca to eat at for her birthday. The service was very good, even with the place packed. The food was quick to be brought to our table and good as always. They helped celibrate her birthday by bringing out a huge fried ice cream. Not only is the food really good, it's priced right. Our choice... More 

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Hayward, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Traveling to my father's funeral, stopped in Ankenny for the night. The Super 8 motel next door was a dud, but it was so wonderful to walk next door for a relaxing meal at Azteca. Greeted by the staff (English skills not so good, all around, but not a problem). Margarita special was just we needed after a long drive.... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Love this local restaurant and always eat there when I'm visiting Ankeny! The authentic food is top rate, the service always excellent and the margaritas very good!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

I ordered a seafood fajita that promised shrimp, scallops and lobster. It also had tomatoes, green peppers and onions. That is what the menu said. What arrived was not exactly the same. No lobster, instead it had imitation crab. The scallops were over cooked raisin sized chewy nuggets. The shrimp was over cooked, and there were way too many green... More 

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This was our second visit to this restaurant. We ate here a year ago, after moving to town. Service was good. We had the texas fajita , which is quite large and very yummy. We also had the burrito special...once again - a large portion & very yummy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

One of Iowa's best kept secrets and offers a great selection of authentic Mexican menu items. Excellent portions served so come hungry and leave satisified. They also have a great Bar and casual dress is acceptable. I highly recommend this restaurant and their Grandee Margarita's.

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Ankeny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We thought the food was very bland. The portions were small and high priced. I agree with Tce711 that the margaritas were weak, mostly sweet & sour. When asked for more chips, were told there would be an extra charge.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1701 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-4012
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-964-5903

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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