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All 44 Highlands Restaurants

El Azteca

70 Highlands Plaza, Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2244
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Ranked #21 of 44 Restaurants in Highlands
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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Roswell, GA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We chose El Azteca because at 8:00 on a Sunday evening in Highlands, your choices are limited. We were pleasantly surprised. All the dishes were very fresh tasting and delicious. A slight difference from the normal refried beans, rice, etc. at most Mexican restaurants. Service was perfect and the margaritas were perfect. We will definitely go back.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The restaurant was decorated for Halloween which looked neat but they were only using black lights for lighting which made it very difficult to see and read the menu. The queso wasn't very good but the chicken fajitas were delicious.

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Oldsmar, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Wonderful Mexican restaurant. Surprised and happy to see vegetarian meals listed...my burrito was outstanding. Our four-some loved the black bean dip with the tortilla chips! Not a bad meal at our table! It's a definite return-to!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Sitting atop the small city of Highlands is this hidden gem. El Azteca is amazing. The service is excellent! My server, Lorraine was very attentive and had a great professional but humorous personality. The Quesadillas are amazing and fresh. The strawberry mint marguerita is a very unique and delightfully refreshing drink that complimented my meal very well. The owner of... More

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round rock, tx
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I'm a picky Mexican food eater. We're from the land of tex-mex, and can easily find delicious food within a mile of our home. That being said, El Azteca was pretty good. We went twice during our trip to the mountains. The fajitas were so-so, but the shrimp enchiladas were divine! Not too drowned in cheese, and had excellent flavor.... More

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iofnewt
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was happy to find a Mexican place in Highlands. I went with several family members (Texans and Californians). Service was friendly. Food was ok considering the location. They charge extra for Wi-Fi so if you were planning on using it with your smart phone it will cost and they add it to your bill. . At first I thought... More

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Friendly staff; delicious food -- fresh! Local vegetables used as much as possible. No cans! Salsa is the BEST I have ever tasted (and I'm from Texas).

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Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch here several times while on our week long vacation in Highlands. The food was great and the drinks from the bar were also very good. We ate on the outdoor patio which was dog friendly! The service was excellent. Will definitely be back again.

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Arlington, TX
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Was on a group motorcycle ride when we found El Azteca in HIghlands on the way to the Bridal Veil Falls. Being from Texas, I was unsure of what we would find there but was very surprised. Fast service, good chip dip and excellent food. I had the chile rellenos and they were incredible, some of the best I've ever... More

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Clemson, South Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went to this restaurant tonight. I found it to be very good. Ken was a very good server and was attentive to our need. I really like Mexican food and this restaurant rank very high on my list. Prices were reasonable and the food very good. I recommend the restaurant to all.

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