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El Azteco

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1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
+1 517-485-4589
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Elkhart, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dine in or take out, you won't be disappointed! All the "typical" Mexican food dishes in an easy-to -access location.

Thank davisdanmsp
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

I love returning to El Azteco when I come home to visit Michigan. The Lansing location will always be my favorite, although both locations offer affordable margaritas (by the pitcher!) and dependably good food. Cheese dip as an app and enchiladas for dinner (usually Blue Corn or Jocoque) are my go to. This time my companion and I both opted... More 

Thank danidoubleyou
Zeeland, Michigan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican food but this place is on a whole different level. Chips are homemade and the Blue corn/Yellow corn Enchiladas de Jocoque - oh my goodness. Salsa is very good. Food came hot with a generous portion and sides. Try the queso! Muy Bueno!!! Don't leave Lansing without coming here first- I stop every time I'm in the... More 

Thank Brad B
Bath, Michigan
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118 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

We've been going here for over 40 years. First restaurant our daughter visited (about 2 weeks old - she's now almost 30) Tonight, Heather was another in a long line of great wait staff here. It's the Deluca's pizza of Mexican food.

Thank B G
Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

El Azteco's nachos, botanas, and Dos Equis kept us warm, full, and happy during my undergraduate years at Michigan State, so it had to be my first dinner destination moving back to Michigan this month. The margarita, nachos, and guac were perfect. So happy to be home!

Thank jeannacarina
Zeeland, Michigan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I have been going to El Azteco for years. The Enchiladas de Joque or the Blue Corn Enchiladas are my favorite. Chips - great Salsa - great - nice bite to it - awesome. If you are looking for fine dining go elsewhere, if you are looking for a great, fabulous neighborhood Mexican restaurant look no further - this is... More 

Thank Brad B
Lansing, Michigan
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Great cold beer, fast and authentic Mexican food. Very generous with the guacamole. Love the nachos and bean burritos. Chips are fresh and tasty. Cheese dip is fantastic and unique. The salsa could be hotter, but has a good flavor. Service is fast and friendly. This place is about the food, not having a shinny pretty floor or décor. This... More 

Thank Qzsue2016
Eastpointe, Michigan
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

I have been to Mexico City, and this dining area looked worse than street vendors experience in Mexico. Filthy floors looked like never mopped or cleaned. Yet place yesterday was packed, so maybe not many alternatives for Mexican food in that town. It is not just my opinion,as I next day wondered what the lower reviews of this place were,and... More 

Thank Quasimodo47
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great Mexican food!!!! Great service!!!! relaxed atmosphere!!!! They are know for there unique cheese dip! Always have fun there whether it's with my spouse or a group of people!

Thank Sherry N
Haslett, Michigan
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259 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Too many onions in EVERY thing. Even if you love onions , enough is enough. There is no way of eating around all those onions.

Thank 515any

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-485-4589

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