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Cafe Azteca

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180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840-1507
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to begin? Cafe Azteca is a great Mexican restaurant. The food is delicious and the decor is vibrant. Prices are reasonable and I usually have leftover food to take home. The service is good and I highly recommend this restaurant!!

Thank Sue F
Methuen, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always good food. Sometimes very crowded but worth the wait. We were acknowledged and seated fairly quickly. They have great chips and salsa which we love. I always go for the taco carbon.

Thank MaryZ99
Home Usa
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Again, for the umpteenth time in twenty years, a delight. Try anything with morita sauce because it's killer, not too hot, simply delicious, and not to be found in the ubiquitous tex-mex places.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Haverhill, MA
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Been coming here off and on for 20 years. You would think the owners would know us by now. Sometimes good sometimes not so good. When not good we tend to stay away for about 8 months. When good, we'll go at least once a month. Last night, not so good. Food tasted bland and not too spicy. Chips were... More 

Thank Haverhill_MAKenMac
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite to go to. It has good food and good environment the prices are affordable and good for any type of celebration the only downside is that it doesn't have parking and sometimes it is hard to find a good parking spot.

Thank Dominicanmam
New Hampshire
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180 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch this past weekend at Cafe Azteca. Someone recommended the restaurant to us and then after checking trip advisor and reading the excellent reviews we stopped by. The chips and salsa are really good and not overly salty like most other Mexican restaurants. My husband and I both had a Patron margarita which was delicious. Our... More 

Thank DebbieNH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Went with my family last week. We've been there many times and have always been pleased. I ordered the special, which was a herb marinated chicken and shrimp medley, served in a mild cream sauce with sliced onions and poblano peppers. I told my waitress and the owner that it was one of the best and tastiest meals I have... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Methuen, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Stopped by last Friday evening, party of 4 (2 adults & 2 teens) for dinner. Started with chips & salsa, both were great. Also ordered queso, which was excellent. Nice amount of heat to it. For dinner steak tinga chimichanga, steak & chicken fajita & cheese quesadilla. All were excellent. Service was very friendly and prompt. Owner stopped by to... More 

Thank MicheinMA
Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Great place. I love the atmosphere. The food is excellent and reasonably priced . Drinks are fabulous. Service is outstanding.

Thank Linda C
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We love Cafe Azteca! We frequent this spot for the consistently good food, drinks, and service. It looks like a hole in the wall, but once you are inside it's really nice. The walls are painted with murals and quotes, and it's bigger than it looks. I cant pick a favorite meal as I have too many. Highly recommend the... More 

Thank Laura M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: 978-689-7393

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