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El Azteca Mexican Restaurante

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103 N Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005-1621
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
REALLY Mexican

Food is great if you're into Mexican. Large portions. Reasonably priced, good service. Drinks are reasonable. You can walk from a few hotels.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
John D
Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here after kings dominion. The food was great, the restaurant is nicely decorated and the staff was so kind! We will probably come back the next time we're at kings dominion!

Thank Katy B
Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Food is great if you're into Mexican. Large portions. Reasonably priced, good service. Drinks are reasonable. You can walk from a few hotels.

Thank John D
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I came to visit and was reluctant to go here merely because I am a picky eater. Aesthetically true to the culture was the atmosphere and the food. All freshly made and very hot (temperature) with various sauces to spice up the way you want and plenty to share too. The restaurant bustled with tables of families, friends and college... More 

Thank Lbisun17
Clarksburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is the second time we were in the area and made a point of stopping by. Margaritas are good, chips and salsa are good but neither are notable. Of note is their pork... the carnitas with chile and the regular carnitas were very tender and had great flavor. Service is excellent and very friendly. Do not let the strip... More 

Thank Doug W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I have been on the best Mexican resturant hunt for a while now. I may have found it. Has to have great margaritas, great salsa and great food. El Azteca may have hit it all. AND has great white sauce. BONUS! I don't like sweet margraitas and this is just right. Maybe they need a little more salt on the... More 

Thank Crystal4321
Ashland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great food and service! The white salsa is to die for! Really excellent, fast service but also a place to gather with friends and relax!

Thank Sharon M
Ashland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had El Aztecas in New Jersey which were good. This one exceeds the ones in the north. We (six in our party) went a Saturday afternoon. We were expecting a normal Mexican restaurant, this restaurant was exceptional. Everyone really enjoyed their meal. Service was great.

Thank Don_Ashland_Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Meet the locals here every Friday night! Fast service, food comes out HOT! Wait staff the most efficient I've seen in a while! Margaritas are a must!

Thank Shelley W
Ashland, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellent Mexican restaurant. Great choices and very friendly staff. FAST service always! I'm a local and eat here very often. El Az is hot, fast, and cheap!

Thank DharmaKarmaVA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Wife and I love Mexican food and have been to many places, and have our favorites. We thought we would try this place. Located in busy shopping center, parking can be challenging. But there is plenty of seating, and place appeared clean. Staff was nice, food was prompt. My chimi was supposed to be fried, and maybe it was but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 N Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005-1621
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: 804-798-4652

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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