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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Daughters birthday

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Don D
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Ankeny, Iowa
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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

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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248 restaurant reviews
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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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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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