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485 Benner Pike, State College, PA 16801-7307
(866) 421-1290
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not just Tex Mex

We visited Rey Azteca by chance and were pleasantly surprised. There were authentic Mexican selections, not just the chain store Tex Mex dishes, (they're not bad either). We enjoyed the dinner and would go back if near State College again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Bob D
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Manalapan, NJ
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State College, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

No matter what time of the day or how busy this restaurant is, the service is the fastest, most efficient I've ever seen. The food is fresh and plentiful, and priced for families or people who like a bargain. But they don't skimp on the quality at all. Great food -- and amazing service. We were seated and brought menus,... More 

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Howard, PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Food is authentic Mexican. Loved everything except the chili rielleno - which does not have a batter coating on it.

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Manalapan, NJ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited Rey Azteca by chance and were pleasantly surprised. There were authentic Mexican selections, not just the chain store Tex Mex dishes, (they're not bad either). We enjoyed the dinner and would go back if near State College again.

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State College, PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I highly recommend the Fajitas. They taste superb and come with a good quantity of food. The Fajitas for Two are an even better deal. The staff also helps to efficiently move things along so you usually don't have to wait a long time.

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Based on reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to try this place out on a recent visit to the Penn State campus. It is in a strip mall, and we went on a Sunday evening... all of the other stores were closed, but DO NOT TURN AWAY! The restaurant was open! The atmosphere was a little boring, but the service was... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was here for a lunch meeting, and had heard good things from my colleagues. I really liked the shrimp fajitas, they were excellent. Fast service and friendly. I will definitely go here again the next time I am in the area on business.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Love this restaurant! We have introduced several of our friends and family to Rey Azteca and they alway want to come back again. Great food, great price and beautifully decorated!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went here for lunch. Very large menu with lots of choices. Mexican style decor was very colorful and inviting. Our waiter was right there from the get-go with our drink order and then back for our lunch selections and you get chips with mild & hot salsa for dipping. Our meals came out very quickly and the portion size was... More 

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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews 160 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Service was quick and gentle. The bathroom was immaculate! The interior decoration is of colorful carvings and serapes. The salsa was average but the tortilla chips were great and still warm. The enchiladas suizas were disappointing. They were so overly spicy that they lacked flavor..it is a difficult balance to achieve a good spicy flavor. Perhaps another item of their... More 

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State College, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I eat hear occasionally and always find the food to be very good and the service is prompt and friendly. Best Mexican food in the State College area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 485 Benner Pike, State College, PA 16801-7307
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: (866) 421-1290

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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