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El Azteco

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1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
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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Zeeland, Michigan
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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212 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
Bath, Michigan
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Been going here since 1978. We ate there the night before our daughter was born and it was the FIRST restaurant she visited 2 weeks afterward. We've always loved the place. Tonight we ordered our usual Toppopo Salad. It had NO chicken, almost no frijoles, little guacamole, a few peas, fewer tomatoes and virtually no cheese. We pointed this out... More 

Thank B G
Holt, Michigan
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

El Azteco gets it. They come close to delivering the wonderful and complex flavors discovered in top end Mexican restaurants, but yet at popular prices. We really enjoy coming here in the Spring and dining El fresco on the second level.

Thank Greg S
Haslett, Michigan
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

El Az is great. We had 4 people dining. We started with a 1/2 of topopo salad as an appetizer that we shared. Then we all ordered variations of the burrito plate. Everybody said the burrito was fabulous. That is all that needs to be said!

Thank Scotta1234
Mason, Michigan
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Small old school restaurant, could use an update....however the meals are cheap and the food is good and the serving size is generous. Chips and salsa are complimentary...go for the hot! Quick friendly service. Daily specials.

Thank Samantha V
Frankenmuth, MI
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We dined here on a Saturday evening foilowing a Michigan State football game. The food was great, but service was a little questionable. Yes, it was a busy night, but my goodness -- they know the home game schedule -- so schedule an extra wait staff person or two!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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: 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?