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El Azteca

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783 Ninth Avenue, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-307-0616
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 22
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We always feel like family! Very attentive! Great Food!

My husband & I sort of found this gem by default, and now we return every chance we get. Every time we go we feel like family. The service is impeccable with the servers being attentive to your every need. They have many tvs running simultaneously, & when they noticed that I had to crane my head... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2013
michlouise
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Agawam, Massachusetts
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Agawam, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My husband & I sort of found this gem by default, and now we return every chance we get. Every time we go we feel like family. The service is impeccable with the servers being attentive to your every need. They have many tvs running simultaneously, & when they noticed that I had to crane my head around to see... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Ate here and everything was average except the service. Our waiter was very accommodating and courteous. That was the best thing about this place .

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Snohomish, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

On a recent trip to NYC, my husband and seven year old and myself wandered into this restaurant in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. We were thinking we'd have some snacks like nachos to share and then turn in for an early evening. The service was efficient and attentive without being overbearing, and immediately we were comfortable and entertained by the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

I went w my husband and 3 kids ages 12, 5, 3 before going to Cinderella. Had a great experience. Coconut margarita was amazing. Lots of tequila. Had the combo appetizer plus the guacamole. Both were amazing. Had a combo dinner too. Everything we had was great. Very reasonable prices. Nice ambiance. Service impeccable. Highly recommend.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Let's begin with your drink. Try the jumbo frozen flavored Margarita! The second leaves you feeling "cute"! Careful with that third one, however -- it could leave you somewhat discombobulated! Appetizers are very good -- but your meal alone may satisfy you, as the portions are generous. I've been a patron here since the place opened. The owner, Maria Diaz,... More 

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The ceviche is heavenly! They make great mojitos and guacamole. We favor the steak quesadilla. The atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. The owner is a doll and the staff is very attentive.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Hubby said is fajita's were blah... (lack of spices). But the rest of us loved our food! Everything comes mild. So you have to request spice on your food. So I ordered the taco salad, and the waitress said she put 4 ounces of spice on my meat. OH YUM! This was the yummiest taco salad I ever had. My... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

I lived in Texas for a number of years and so was used to really good Tex-Mex. Azteca is a superb Mexican restaurant and the Margarita's are unbelievable (pay the extra $$ and get the top notch house ones, well worth it). The sizzling Fajitas here are great and spicy - everyone around me developed a 2 minute cough as... More 

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Long Island, NY
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99 reviews 99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Went for Sunday brunch. We had a excellant meal. Included a large alcoholic drink. Service was outstanding. I am happy to recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

I loved the food , service and MARGS are the best! The food is incredible..breakfest there is also very good! happened up on this place while there for a month and it became my fave!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 783 Ninth Avenue, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-307-0616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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

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