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El Azteco

1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
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Ranked #123 of 388 restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Apr 26, 2014
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58% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I haven't been to this place in five years so was really looking forward to it. The place was fairly busy. I thought the menu was lacking. I like enchilada's so there was plenty of choices, but my husband prefers burritos or other Mexican dishes and there wasn't much for him. It took a long time to get waited on.... More

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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

El Az has great cheese dip and enchiladas. However, if you can make it to the east side of town, their East Lansing location has amazing rooftop seating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

My mom and I got together the other night for dinner. We decided to go to El AZ as we split a topopo and leave stuffed. I have been going to El AZ with family and friends since I was a kid. 20 plus years and the food had gone down in quantity and quality and increased in price a... More

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The appeal to El Az in East Lansing is the upstairs patio! Great place to go and have a few margaritas and kick back in the sun. The food is just okay. They have a really good dip that I would recommend (can't think of the name at the moment). The service is slow. Can get VERY busy. Even on... More

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Lansing, MI
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Service is slow, upstairs roof patio is awesome, dip is timelessly fantastic. Stop by, but only if you are not in a hurry.

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Mason, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I've been coming here for at least 20 years! I order the same thing everytime. The Enchilades de Joque are to die for! The building could definetely use a face lift. It's a little dark inside. And everything seems the same.

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Haslett, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food at El Azteco is pretty decent Mexican food. The prices are reasonable and the service is generally good. There are daily lunch specials.

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East Lansing
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This location is no cleaner than the original. Less generous with chips and soft drink refills. Parking is in city garage located behind the restaurant. Food is about the same as the original restaurant. Love the Topopo salad.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

El Azteco in Lansing is disgusting. Me and my boyfriend recently went to this restaurant. The service was terrible - restaurant staff stood by the bar area as we waited and waited. The food was disgusting, I couldn't eat it. We just paid and left, it wasn't the hassle to send back/complain. From the look of the staff, it wouldn't... More

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

love both the locations and the cheese dip! sometimes it seems as though its reheated from the freezer, still good

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