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Cafe Azteca

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Mexican
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180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840-1507
978-689-7393
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Lovely little place

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
lovelyjay
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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW 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 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Methuen, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place has a great environment, superb food, and prompt service. I have traveled all over the USA, and it still remains my favorite Mexican restaurant!

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Methuen, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I'll steal a line from my Dad who calls Cafe Azteca a "hidden gem." You won't go wrong eating here. The food is freshly prepared for each order - nothing is pre-made, and their selection of food on their menu is quite expansive. There is a section of tacos, burrittos, chimichangas, empanadas - each offering can be made with beef,... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We love this neighborhood style restaurant. The owners are lovely, very attentive and the husband is an excellent chef. Its cozy atmosphere, Mexican decor just adds to the most delicious appetizers, soups, entrees, desserts and drinks!! I had a a traditional dish called pollo rosita combined sautéed chicken with potatoes spinach & onion. The spices weren't too strong but not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Not a big fan of this place , food is not great and it is a small place . If you never had real Mexican then maybe you will like it

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

NOT fond of Mexican food; but this place is by far the best I've experienced....great decor as well.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The décor was nice and the staff was friendly but the food wasn't good. I started out with the chipotle shrimp that was supposed to be lightly breaded. There was a thick breading on them and they were flavorless. I though the shrimp would have a spicy chipotle flavor - nothing and they were chewy. I had the chicken tacos... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?