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Cafe Azteca

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180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840-1507
978-689-7393
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
better than the chains

We saw it on TV so we had to try it. We have been to some of the authentic mexican cantinas in the USA so we are hard to impress. Food was good. Though there was a mix up with our order the waiter was quick to fix it with a smile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Mydeen Y
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Andover, Massachusetts
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Andover, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We saw it on TV so we had to try it. We have been to some of the authentic mexican cantinas in the USA so we are hard to impress. Food was good. Though there was a mix up with our order the waiter was quick to fix it with a smile.

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MA
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been going to the Cafe for years, the food is the best Mexican in the area. The Enchiladas and quesadilla's are among our favorites. The Queso dip and chips is always fresh and yummy. The Margarita's are to die for especially the pomegranate. Our favorite waitress Donna always has 1 ready and waiting for our arrival. She is the... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Best Mexican in the area. Real Mexican consistently good. Great margarita's. Mariachi on weekends. Sangria by the pitcher, great nacho appetizers and fantastic flan. wait staff always happy to explain menu items.

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the best Mexican restaurant in the area. Reasonably priced. Great margaritas. Attentive waitstaff.

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Fremont, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This Mexican restaurant is great for lunch or dinner. Very good food. Centrally located in Lawrence. Off street parking.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My wife loves Mexican food - or what passes for Mexican food in New England. Being the loving husband I am, I bite the bullet at least a couple times a month and endure the crappy Mexican chain restaurants in our area. This all changed when by chance I ran across a show on Public TV about a lady who... More 

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Always has a full parking lot. Food is delicious, service is a bit slow sometimes, but imagine having to serve a full restaurant! Just have to have patience for those times and you will have an amazing Mexican experience! Order the guak to be make fresh at the table, it's a hoot!

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Love the Polo Rosita, this is authentic Mexican food, with small bar that serves great Sangria and Margarita's the interior is uniquely designed

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

From the outside it looks like a hole in the wall but inside the wonderful smell of food cooking will get your mouth watering. The food is fresh and well made, I love their homemade salsa. Service is quick and pleasant. Prices are great. We have eaten here multiple times as well as done take out and have never been... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Cafe Azteca is the best authentic mexican restaurant anywhere! My family has been eating there for the past 10+ years and has never had a bad meal. This is not tex mex. This is fabulous homemade food that will make you wish you'd know about this funky wonderful place way sooner. Service is always super and the furnishings are lovely.... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Azteca

Address: 180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840-1507
Phone Number: 978-689-7393
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lawrence
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: 978-689-7393

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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