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El Azteca Incorporated

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1701 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-4012
515-964-5903
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Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eat here regularly, rarely disappointed

This family run restaurant is located in a strip mall in Ankeny. You've probably visited one just like this many times in your life. The service is adequate, the menu is typical, and the you get your food pretty quickly. What makes El Azteca great is the staff and the quality of food. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Jason M
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Iowa, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being harassed on FB for my review so here you go. Scene shots here. Also got sent emails that I've reported so can't post. They were very nasty and R rated.

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Thank Cheryl E
Slater, Iowa, United States
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant since it first opened and love it still to this day. Great prices and great food. You get great portions and wonderful service. Love this place.

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Thank Cathy H
Ankeny
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We frequently visit El Azteca. Our dish of choice is the beef chimichanga. We have ordered it with regularity for years and have always received the same, delicious results. We have never sent one back. The beef is extremely tender and cut into small cubes. The dish comes with two chimis with rice and beans. We love the rice, but... More 

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Thank JavyAnkeny
West Des Moines, Iowa
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207 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I had lunch her today with a co-worker. It was good and the service was good. The price was very reasonable and for authentic Mexican food, its a good spot to stop. They do serve beer and wine as well as their good food.

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Thank David W
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We've been going here for the past few years. We went a few months ago and service was lackluster. Thought we'd try again and service was still bad, and my taco shells were stale. Too many other good places. Won't come back.

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Thank Amy K
Iowa, United States
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This family run restaurant is located in a strip mall in Ankeny. You've probably visited one just like this many times in your life. The service is adequate, the menu is typical, and the you get your food pretty quickly. What makes El Azteca great is the staff and the quality of food. The meals are not just thrown together,... More 

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Thank Jason M
Ankeny, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Our daughter chose El Azteca to eat at for her birthday. The service was very good, even with the place packed. The food was quick to be brought to our table and good as always. They helped celibrate her birthday by bringing out a huge fried ice cream. Not only is the food really good, it's priced right. Our choice... More 

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Thank Don D
Hayward, WI
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122 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Traveling to my father's funeral, stopped in Ankenny for the night. The Super 8 motel next door was a dud, but it was so wonderful to walk next door for a relaxing meal at Azteca. Greeted by the staff (English skills not so good, all around, but not a problem). Margarita special was just we needed after a long drive.... More 

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Thank VSRubato
Wichita, Kansas
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185 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Love this local restaurant and always eat there when I'm visiting Ankeny! The authentic food is top rate, the service always excellent and the margaritas very good!

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Thank JohnTerry13
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

I ordered a seafood fajita that promised shrimp, scallops and lobster. It also had tomatoes, green peppers and onions. That is what the menu said. What arrived was not exactly the same. No lobster, instead it had imitation crab. The scallops were over cooked raisin sized chewy nuggets. The shrimp was over cooked, and there were way too many green... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1701 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-4012
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-964-5903

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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