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Cafe Azteca

180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840-1507
978-689-7393
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Ranked #1 of 144 restaurants in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here many times, alone and with friends. I have never been disappointed. Let's not forget the tasty margaritas. The staff is great and the owners are always visible. If something you want is not on the menu, they will make it happen. All in all, just a great little place with great food and... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This place is just phenomenal!!!!! So many Mexican dishes to choose from and the portions are always big and delicious. I've been to this place at least 6 or 7 times so far and have always enjoyed the full experience. Staff is always very friendly too

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Boston
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The first time my daughter took me here I said, are you sure?? From the outside it looks like a bar but once you get past the bad neighborhood and the lack luster front, Café Azetca is cute (but simple) inside. Prices are reasonable, food is dependably good as are the margaritas. You would think that we would have a... More

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Salem
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family and I go here frequently. We all have our favorite dishes and appetizers but I like to try the specials. I have not been disappointed yet. Street parking only but worth finding a parking spot considering the pleasant meal and atmosphere you will find inside. This isn't a place to just come to for the margaritas and drinks.... More

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New England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Yes you can get the TexMex if you must, but please do try the more authentic dishes. His Poblano Chicken is top notch. We go once a week. It is great.

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I go to Cafe Atzeca with my family once a month, and we love it. Having grown up in the San Diego area, I don't have much tolerance for bad Mexican food. Unlike most Mexican places in New England, Azteca rarely disappoints. I love their mole (try the enchiladas Oaxaquenas). Green chile sauce is quite good as well. The atmosphere... More

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Authentic Mexican restaurant with good food and average pricing; very busy and somewhat loud. Street parking only.

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Southeastern, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The title says it all, I have to admit it has been a while since I have been here. The server was wonderful, I had shrimp and it was fantastic. I went with my daughter and her husband, theywere living in Brooklyn at the time and were equally as impressed. Their experience with authentic Mexican food is much greater than... More

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Boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Having lived in the Boston-area for over 15 years, I've found that great Mexican food is hard to come by (Mexican being an extremely general term). Being an ethnically diverse city, Lawrence has some good options, and Cafe Azteca is one of the best. Tasty food, low prices, quick service. While attention is paid to decor as befitting a sit-down... More

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This restaurant use to be quite nice. But my last 2 visits were definitely my last 2 visits. Not sure if it cutting corners for the sake of laziness or shaving corners to save on expenses. The food was just not as good as it use to be.

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