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El Azteca

12210 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029-1267
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Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Clarksville
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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48 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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Potomac, Maryland
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226 reviews 226 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here based on recommendation of some locals who live nearby. Glad I did. Food was very good. The salsa for the chips was amongst the tastiest I've had in a long time. The service is a bit slow, but, it's clearly a "locals" hangout.

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Hampstead, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I had passed this restaurant many times but never had the time or it wasn't the right time to stop in. Today I did and I wasn't disappointed. I liked everything about the place. Great friendly service. Very good Mexican food. And the décor was not over nor under done. I had my favorites. Tacos and enchiladas with rice and... More

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Orlando, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I've been here two or three times and it's got a lot of options compared to the average local Mexican joint - things like mole and trout Veracruz that a lot of places don't offer are done here and decently executed. On this visit, I opted for the cheese chile relleno, which was tasty. This is a great place if... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Remember, you're in Howard County, not Texas or California. With that in mind, El Azteca delivers "authentic" Mexican food in large portions that is tasty and worth a try while you're passing through Clarksville. By the way, the picture posted is not the strip shopping center location of the actual restaurant. The service was prompt and courteous with chips and... More

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Sykesville, Maryland, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been going to El Azteca for over 10 years and have always enjoyed excellent authentic Mexican food. The prices are not inexpensive but the food and service make it a good value. Oh, and the Margaritas (especially the Cadillac) are the best anywhere.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Went for dinner with 3 friends. Monday special was pitcher of Margaritas for $17.00 When the wait person came for the drink order, I pointed to the "specials board" and ordered the pitcher. Yes, the margaritas were good, but when the bill came, we were charged the full price of $26.00. When we questioned the charge we were told we... More

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Washington, DC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This may not be fair to the restaurant, since I grew up in Texas, eating great Mexican food every week and sometimes more times per week. However, having said that, El Azteca probably should be rated lower than its average. Most people in this area do not really know what Mexican food is, so I can understand their higher-than-deserved rankings.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Authentic Mexican food. Try the shrimp appetizer on your next visit. The chips and salsa are by far the best that I've ever tasted.

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Dayton, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very good Mexican food and very good service. A small restaurant with a menu not too large which I believe is the reason the food is so good. I always pick this place for my birthday dinner and we go numerous times throughout the year. Also the margaritas a very good. The fried ice cream is better than most I've... More

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Clarksville, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

For quiet town like Clarksville, having a place like El Azteca is awesome. The food is fresh and very well prepared. Classic mexican choices done a very thoughtful way that keeps people coming back, and long wait times on weekends. The bar makes great margaritta's. Mexican is not my favorite type of food, but this is a place that I... More

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