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Rey Azteca

485 Benner Pike, State College, PA 16801-7307
(866) 421-1290
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Ranked #41 of 212 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's in a mall so nothing fancy. Good portions and prices. No alcohol. Lots of choices so good for meat eaters and vegetarians. Short drive from our hotel so that was nice.

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Skillman, New Jersey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Ample servings and they were quite accommodating on the food variations. Service was a bit strange but friendly enough. No alcohol is a bummer (no Coronas!), so BYOB.

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Lexington Park,MD
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I arrived here and ordered our lunches a few minutes before the end of the stated lunch period, which was 2:30. The food came fairly quickly and was very good, very filling. I had gotten a large ground beef burrito, and my husband ordered the chicken fajitas. Good value for the price. However, when we went to... More

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Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Living in the area, we stop by Rey Azteca several times per year, they still put forth a quality product each time we visit. -Atmosphere/Service- The atmosphere is colorful and there is artwork and decoration through most of the restaurant, not so much as to be too busy or to take away from the experience, however. There is a section... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This restaurant is out of town from State College, and believe me some days you want that in a busy college town. It isn't far, just out by the mall, but far enough to escape some of the crush on the crazy busy days in town. This is our vote for best tex/mex food in town, with it's sister location... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is definitely a big step up from chain mexican restaurants. The ingredients aren't the freshest, like you would get at an upscale mexican place, but it is State College, so this comes closer than most places. You really do get a lot for what you spend, which is not that bad at all.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is pretty typical chain Mexican food, but it still satisfies the craving. Burritos are pretty good. The tortilla chips you get served by default are pretty mediocre and the 'salsa' is runny and flavorless, but hey, at least it is free. The shrimp that I ordered in the burrito was cooked very nicely, however. The servers are all... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I LOVE Mexican food and this is probably the best Mexican food in State College but it's not very good. I tried the larger sample platter so I could experience everything. I was really disappointed with everything on my plate. It is almost authentic Mexican but I think they got scared and left out the flavor and spice. They have... More

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The food is excellent. I have now eaten here three times and have yet to be even the slightest bit disappointed. The chips and salsa are outstanding. The food selection is very good. The service was excellent. The prices are pretty good. The restaurant itself was clean inside and out. The atmosphere is a mixed bag as it is a... More

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Willoughby, OH
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

If you appreciate Mexican folk art, Rey Azteca is worth a visit to see the beautiful carved and gaily painted chairs and booths. There are many oil paintings on the walls as well, so it's easy to get in the mood for Mexican cuisine. As mentioned, the large basket of chips arrived warm on both of our visits, and the... More

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