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Hayward, WI
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

Ate here yesterday with several coworkers. The place has authentic traditional mexican dishes and excellent salsa. The waiter recommended the carnitas which I had and they were excellent. Others at the table had a beef burrito, shrimp quesadilla and a chicken dish. My only gripe would be the guacamole. Wierd consistency and taste. Wasn't a fan of that, however will... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

The restaurant is set up very nicely for the space they have to work with and the food is pretty good. However, the margaritas we have gotten on our several visits here have tasted like they were made out of the cheap margarita syrup bought from the grocery store. Also you do not receive as much food for your money... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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373 reviews 373 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

I moved to Ankeny 8 years ago and this was the first restaurant I tried. I ordered to go and when I asked for chips and salsa they said it would be an extra $5. I was told if I stayed to eat there would not be a charge for it. I was absolutely stunned. Food was average and have... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We come by here every few months to eat dinner. The service is good and the food is out so quick!! I love the chips and salsa.

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Additional Information about El Azteca Incorporated

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

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