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Plaza Azteca

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12835 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 833-0271
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chain Mexican, 3.5 rounded up to 4

This is a good place to eat. There are places in Va Beach, Newport News and Richmond. Not the best Mexican but definitely not bad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Bill W
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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newport news va, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants. I ordered the seafood chimmichanga(whatever) the menu said it was made with crab and shrimp . Imitation crab meat is spelled with a 'K'. I took one bite and tasted the imitation crab meat and asked to speak with the manager. He stated that there was a mixture of both real and imitation.... More 

Thank James W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Let's start with the decor! Simply beautiful and clean. Staff friendly and very attentive to our needs. The good was great, full of flavor. The service was fast. I will return and I highly recommend this place!

Thank Eva T
Level Contributor
256 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped in this restaurant for lunch around 11:30, prior to the lunch rush. We were seating right away and that is where the good service ended. We waited and waited for our server to come to the table. We were almost ready to leave when our server came. We ordered our beverages and our food. ($2.50 for a glass... More 

Hampton, Virginia
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Judging by the other reviews of Plaza Azteca, I guess mine won't carry much weight. My Wife and I, along with a group of our Friends, went to Plaza Azteca for dinner. Hardly anyone was there, so the food came out really quick. I've eaten at plenty of Mexican restaurants and this one was my least favorite. I've heard good... More 

Thank Brian E
Yorktown, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here many times over the past 12 months and have never had a bad experience. If you are fan of Guacamole at all, I highly recommend getting the fresh "prepared at your table" dish. It is absolutely delicious ! and if you're in the mood for a festive cocktail, I highly recommend the Margaritas... More 

Thank Tom W
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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203 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a good place to eat. There are places in Va Beach, Newport News and Richmond. Not the best Mexican but definitely not bad.

Thank Bill W
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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!

2 Thank we2luv2travelglobal
Newport News, Virginia
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192 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

2 Thank Cecilia M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

2 Thank Stuart D
Newport News, Virginia
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192 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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

Thank Cecilia M

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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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