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El Azteca Mexican Taco Shop

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78 S State St, Orem, UT 84058-5418
801-225-7773
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Long-time Provo/Orem Mexican tradition

Excellent and typical Mexican menu. Above average for semi-fast Mexican food. You won't go wrong with this place, at several locations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
judybeauty
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Orem, Utah
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Orem, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Excellent and typical Mexican menu. Above average for semi-fast Mexican food. You won't go wrong with this place, at several locations.

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Orem, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We have loved the food at El Azteca for decades. The hard shelled tacos are the best. Nachos is generous and great. I love the hot sauce bar especially the spicy pickled carrots. I always go for the sweet mild sauce. The chips and salsa's are homemade. The employees are friendly and helpful. Love this place.

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SLC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

This place has the best chicken tacos! They have a delicious salsa bar. The customer service is great. It's also always very clean.

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Rome
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

We had arrived for a night stay in Orem on our way to Grand Teton and had come from Bryce Canyon. Found this place and the food was good and they were friendly asked where we were from, Scottish accent, and recommended going to Sundance, which is what we did the next morning, fantastic place. Friendly, excellent food and prices!

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Washington, Utah
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is run by the same people that used to have El Azteca by BYU. The food is great and quick. They even have a drive through. We like to stop there when we are in a hurry.

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Orem, Utah
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have really liked chili rellenos in the past, but I may not be able to order this dish again after the one I got here. I am sure that I am permanently put off them for a long time. The dish served with beans and rice was just wrong. very soggy and sloppily served. I should have ordered the... More 

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Tinley Park, IL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Not every restaurant has the menu items you wll find here. I have eaten almost everything they serve. Mole made from scratch, like everrything else is wonderful. I love the items from their salsa bar. They can do mild to spicy. The salads and greens are always fresh. If you want to experience fresh made mexican food from scratch, then... More 

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Orem, Utah
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60 reviews 60 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Everything served here seems like it was all smashed together. Weird stringy meats and limpid shredded lettuce.

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Provo, Utah
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I've been going here for years, including the old restaurant before it closed down. The finest mexican food around. Everything is made fresh. Their refried beans are the best I have ever had - in Utah or out. They are made fresh daily. Shredded chicken dishes are incredible, as are their shredded beef. Some favorites - tacos - come in... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

The original El Azteca was opened as a sit down restaurant just south of BYU in the 1950s, but closed in the 1990s. This place serves the same quality food on styrofoam plates with plastic utensils at a good price. Their chips and salsa are famous for a reason. The whole family loves to go there for anything they make.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 S State St, Orem, UT 84058-5418
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Orem
  • Phone Number: 801-225-7773

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?