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12210 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029-1267
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Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Clarksville
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Columbia, MD
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Sykesville, Maryland, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This has been our go-to Mexican restaurant for well over 10 years. Excellent and authentic Mexican food.. not inexpensive but well worth the $$... and the Cadillac Margaritas are superb!

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My wife and I have been dining locally at El Azteca for more than 10 years and we have always had excellent food and service. Friends from out of town are astounded at how good this place really is, it's head and shoulders above the mediocre Mexican fare available elsewhere. Their specials really are special. My message to the owners,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is a great local hang out. The owner started from a small four table place, and has made it into a local staple. When I bring my kids we have a great time and the service is awesome. My wife and I like to go for drinks and the bar crowd is friendly and easy to talk to.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Fahitas and Trout Veracruz are our favorites. We eat here at least once a month. The staff is very friendly and acknowledge our visits. The salsa and chips are excellent. Margaritas are known to be the best, but I find them a little too strong. The specialty Margaritas are usually very good and not as strong. The owner is... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Additional Information about El Azteca

Address: 12210 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029-1267
Phone Number: 410-531-3001
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Clarksville
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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