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El Azteco

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1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
517-485-4589
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 15
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good but not what it once was...

It's fair to say that the pickings in mid Michigan are fairly slim when it comes to good dining options. I think I've been going to the Lansing branch of El Az for about 25 years and it's really just not what are used to be. Our beloved cheese dip is changed, less diced jalapeños and no... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Eagle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Being a vegetarian, we are limited as where to get Mexican. We get the Topopo Salad! Lettuce, peas, tomatoes, onions etc. over chips with guacamole, re fried beans with cheeses and many other things! Just an outstanding salad that is a real meal in itself! It was a favorite of my sister when she lived up here in Lansing.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It's fair to say that the pickings in mid Michigan are fairly slim when it comes to good dining options. I think I've been going to the Lansing branch of El Az for about 25 years and it's really just not what are used to be. Our beloved cheese dip is changed, less diced jalapeños and no scallions. The spicy... More 

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Sangria was delicious! Service was fast and hospitable. Two locals recommended this restaurant and we are glad we took the time to visit. Salsa was spicy and fantastic as well!

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Ionia, Michigan
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is one of the best Mexican resturants in the state. Very authenic with great service. The burrito plate is outstanding!

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East Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Joined others to eat at El Azteco. We all had a good meal at a reasonable price. Everyone was happy with their meal. This is one of the better restaurant in downtown East Lansing if you are looking to eat in East Lansing. Would not give it 4 stars but 2 is more deserving.

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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This a great little place for Mexican food! Now, I will admit, the neighborhood is NOT the best. But, it is still safe and the food and service are worth it!

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I ate at El Azteco with our daughter's family recently. We've been there often because the food is very good and reasonably priced. The service was, as usual, quite good. They begin with chips and salsa, both hot and mild. These go quickly as they are delicious. Refills are supplied as needed. We've never been disappointed with... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We've been coming here once a month for years, don't even know how long they have been in business. Great local vibe, you always run into people you know. Love the cheese dip & pitchers of margaritas. Not a huge fan of the menu, kind of hit or miss. But I go there for the Toppoco salad, its huge and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I've been eating here since 1977 (when burritos were $1 and nachos $3)- and the food has not changed one bit. I look at this as a positive- made from scratch, fresh ingredients, WICKED GOOD hot sauce- and still reasonable prices. The NACHOs are the way to start your dinner, hands down. If you want the best, local Michigan State... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

You can tell it's homemade. Great food and decent prices. East lansing one has a nice roof deck that's enjoyable to eat at. Always will be my favorite Mexican in Lansing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: 517-485-4589

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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