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El Azteca

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12210 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029-1267
410-531-3001
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lightning fast service, fairly authentic food

It won't take you to the Southwest, but it is better than most of the Mexican restaurants in this part of the world. Cheerful service, good salsa, and a pleasant, family restaurant ambience make the place a local spot to come back to time and again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Philip S
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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261 reviews 261 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It won't take you to the Southwest, but it is better than most of the Mexican restaurants in this part of the world. Cheerful service, good salsa, and a pleasant, family restaurant ambience make the place a local spot to come back to time and again.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We have been eating here since they first opened. It's our family go to place for birthdays even if we have to drive from DE.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great Mexican food which is hard to find in this area. Service and atmosphere were good. Definitely recommend.

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Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

El Azteca is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. Family friendly, great service, and tasty food. The queso is always a delicious start to our meals. The Fiesta combination fajitas is my "go to" choice, but you can't go bad with most anything. Not a big fan of the crunchy tacos as they tend to come out a bit soggier... More 

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Glenwood, Maryland, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The service was excellent and we were able to have a long and enjoyable lunch. A good choice whether you are a local or have to travel a ways to dine here. I will definitely return.

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Clarksville, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It started out as a very small Mexican restaurant in a very small strip of stores and from the beginning there were lines out the door. Luckily, they were able to expand and also created a cozy bar. The food is always good, the Margaritas are delish and the servers are friendly. All the favorite Mexican dishes can be found... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best of only a few choices in the area for a family meal. If you like Mexican food and are in the area, then it is well worth the visit.

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Clarksville, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

El Azteca is such a great place, last week I had a business meeting, and the client was thrilled to go to a new place. They make their chips own salsa, and the chips come out warm. The food is so fresh and also is flavorful. Mexican is not my favorite style, but El Azteca has such quality food, that... More 

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Columbia, MD
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have heard good things about this place, and I wasn't disappointed. The food was great, they have some delicious cocktails as well. The food tastes amazing, and the staff was very friendly, despite the fact that it was very busy. I would come here again any time.

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Centreville, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant to celebrate a family event. Someone suggested El Azteca in Clarksville, MD as the best to be found in Clarksville, MD. I called a month in advance for a Saturday reservation, but was told that they do not take reservations - a steadfast rule. I spoke to the manager and we decided that a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12210 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029-1267
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Clarksville
  • Phone Number: 410-531-3001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?