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Plaza Azteca

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12835 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 833-0271
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Mexican food at a great price

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant on the peninsula. They serve great food at a great price in large quantities. We've never walked away with room to spare! It's good and the restaurant has fun décor and lots of room too! Go and enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant on the peninsula. They serve great food at a great price in large quantities. We've never walked away with room to spare! It's good and the restaurant has fun décor and lots of room too! Go and enjoy!

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Newport News, Virginia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

I had Azteca soup not what I expected, it was really thick, not a soup if you are looking for a chicken soup make sure you tell your waitress to give you the original that is not on the menu. Our waitress was very friendly as well the manager. Staff is good, their margaritas are the best around. Try chicken... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Website looks great, locals recommended and i went wiith work collegues .. Several people had Margaretta's which apparenty were good (and big !) ... the menu also looked great , but maybe i chose badly as the presentation wasn't so good on my dish , and i felt it could have been better ... maybe a second trip needed as... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Good food good prices staff friendly they have good margaritas. I tried taquitos they were not crunchy. We also tried chicken rice that is yumm

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

salsa was delicious, nice selection of vegetarian entrees. cheese dip was excellent. my friends enjoyed nachos.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for lunch with my wife at an old standby. I had Burrito San Jose while she had quest dulls ranchera, which we both enjoyed thoroughly.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

highly disappointing. Maybe I'm spoiled having lived in the southwest for so many years. The salsa tasted as if it was based on watered down ketchup and had no substance to it. We ordered nachos as an appetizer for the table and were presented with 10 chips that were decorated with a smear of beans and flakes of dried out... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Plaza Azteca Denbigh at 12755 Jefferson Avenue closed in May 2014 and move to it's new location about ½ mile north on Jefferson Ave. to 12835 Jefferson Ave. Newport News VA, in the old Steve & Johns Steakhouse. Jean and I had dinner with our friends Jen, Jim, and their friends Shirley and Don. Although the place was crowded we... More 

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Lenox Dale, Massachusetts
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176 reviews 176 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I'm not a fan of chain restaurants, but Plaza Azteca does a great job of keeping their food consistent across all their restaurants. The food is always served quickly and tastes delicious. This is a great alternative to fast food when you are short on time.

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North
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Typical Americanized Mexican food. The food is plentiful. The service is good. There are several locations in the local area. The buildings are kept in excellent repair, remodeled every few years. The food is good. Upon being seated, you are given corn ships and salsa. There is fresh guacamole that is mixed at the table.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12835 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: (757) 833-0271

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?