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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 - 10:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food, great service

El Azteca serves all the traditional Mexican dishes, like enchiladas, tacos, and fajitas. They also have specialty dishes such as rainbow trout Veracruz. That's what my husband had, and he enjoyed it. Even though we went on a busy Saturday evening, we did not have to wait for a table. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Valerie C
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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Westminster, Maryland
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ran across this place by accident this evening and it is now one of our "go-to" places when we want a good dinner in Howard County. The service is outstanding, the food is fresh and hot and everything was very tasty.

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Thank WCuffley
Mercer, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Started going there when they first opened over 20 years ago. When we return to the area, this is our go to place now that we have moved away. Excellent food, drinks, and service. My favorite is the Mexican Shrimp Cocktail. This is our home away from home place to go.

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Thank Vivienned04
Columbia, Maryland, United States
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Azteca serves all the traditional Mexican dishes, like enchiladas, tacos, and fajitas. They also have specialty dishes such as rainbow trout Veracruz. That's what my husband had, and he enjoyed it. Even though we went on a busy Saturday evening, we did not have to wait for a table. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. Oh, and the... More 

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Thank Valerie C
Clarksville, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I haven't been there for awhile. At the last visit my husband was bothered by the scent of a cleaning product that smelled like chlorox. But the food was always good.

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Thank Junella2770
Columbia, MD
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here several times and enjoy their food and service every time. We always get guacamole and love it. I usually get enchiladas or tacos. Never disappointed. Glad they are close!!

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Thank MarylandOncNP
Clarksville, MD
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151 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We've been to El Azteca many times since we live nearby. The food is always reliable and tasty. The fajitas are realllly good! I tried the veggie fajitas recently and loved them. It was carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, onion, peppers, squash, mushrooms and zucchini and it was good! I like the refried beans that it comes with. The red sangria is... More 

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Thank TRJRM
Columbia, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife and I first went to El Azteca when it first opened, about 15-20 years ago. It was a small place with maybe 5 tables. It has expanded, but the food and service have not suffered one bit. This is my go to Mexican restaurant. I bring people from all over the country, not one has been disappointed. I... More 

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Thank David J
Dayton, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

great tortilla soup. In fact most of there menu items are worth going there just to try.the Margaritas are Fantastic

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Thank kpbert1203
Maryland
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269 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We love coming here for all sorts of Mexican dishes and we love the margaritas. Getting a table can be challenging because it's so popular here but totally worth the wait.

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Thank Michael G
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

El Azteca is a Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood so we have been there countless times. The house margaritas are excellent, the food is delicious and the service is friendly, polite and quick. I have tried nearly everything on the menu and have enjoyed each meal. We have celebrated many family events there and the staff is always happy to... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?