We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 44 Highlands Restaurants

El Azteca

70 Highlands Plaza, Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2244
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

55 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    25
    16
    7
    4
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Oldsmar, Florida
Senior Reviewer
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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
round rock, tx
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
iofnewt
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Birmingham
1 review
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).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, TX
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clemson, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenville, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Dined here per recommendation of inn keepers and enjoyed it very much. Prices are great and portions are most generous. Consider sharing. Sat in the back near the bar and believe it or not, more quiet. A wonderful Mexican choice. Chips and s,as are relish too!!!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Highlands, North Carolina
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This place is muy fantastico!!! Great food at a mid-level price point. The portions are generous and quite affordable. Ivan was our waiter and he was quick, efficient and professional. I ordered the burrito and it was massive and dee-lish. Hint: if you like spice, they have an incredible green sauce that is available on request, it heats the side... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Azteca also viewed

Highlands, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Highlands, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 
Highlands, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Highlands, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 

Been to El Azteca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage El Azteca?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing