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Plaza Azteca - Sterling

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45990 Waterview Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166
703-622-8570
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good watering hole

typical rest food ok good place to stop in for a drink nice bar ifyou are in area stop in for a drink

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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new york ny
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new york ny
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

typical rest food ok good place to stop in for a drink nice bar ifyou are in area stop in for a drink

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Love that they have so many gluten free options. I got the lobster enchiladas and table side guacamole. They were both incredibly delicious. Their outside seating area is beautiful too. The only reason I didn't give a 5 is because I told our waitress I didn't want the guacamole spicy but she didn't tell me there were jalapeños in the... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I went for a late lunch and were happily surprised! The tableside guacomole was very yummy! They make it just how you want it, so all is good there. The chips and salsa they serve is good, nothing spectacular, but yummy. We both ordered drinks, the mexican mojito for him, and some kind of pom margarita for... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Drinks were average-honestly we make better margaritas at home. Food was loaded with salt, that was literally the only thing I tasted. I ordered a seafood dish trying to be as healthy as I could in a Mexican place, but it was fruitless! There was so much sauce and salt on everyone's meals (2 couples so 4 different dishes) that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Went here the other night and it was the best Mexican food I've had in a long time! The Piña Loka was amazing! It's a whole half of a pineapple with chicken, beef, steak, peppers, and onions inside! They also have a new Happy Hour! I would definitely recommend this place!!

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Concord, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Made the mistake of dining here while on vacation. First red flag was finding a piece of foil in our glass of wine. Second offense (and really gross) was discovering a paper wrapper buried in our bowl of salsa. Couldn't get our server to come to our table so called the manager over. He apologized and said he would give... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The decor and Mexican music make you feel like you're in Mexico. Immediately, I liked this place. The guacamole, made table-side, is fresh and excellent. Waitstaff and managers are very attentive and they create a welcoming atmosphere. Birthday songs are song in Spanish. They food is superb. Authentic and very fresh. We will have to return another day to try... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I think there are better mexican restaurants in the immediate area but I never disagree to going to Plaza Azteca with friends. Their margaritas are a little pricey, but that's northern Virginia for you. Their staff is really friendly always, except for the one waiter who told us it wasn't happy hour when the sign at our table clearly said... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We are there for a going away party in October. My food was average and service above average. I wouldn't suggest going here but if someone else wanted to go I wouldn't object.

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Sterling, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

They charged me 18.99 for a drink, Azteca Sunset. They're explanation...it has patron in it. They don't have the prices listed with their alcoholic drinks, but, I in no way, though one drink would cost that much! I am NEVER going back!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45990 Waterview Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: 703-622-8570

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?