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46 E 1230 N, Provo, UT 84604-2650
(801) 375-9690
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Provo, Utah
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This Provo standard is all about consistent American-style Mexican Food and won't disappoint. Not extraordinary, just reliably good Mexican food, and much better than most of the pretenders.

Thank Stevan D
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

If you're in Utah Valley, your choices for real Mexican food is slim to none. I took my nieces to eat her, because I heard so much about it. Not one of was impressed with the food. The tables were dirty, and the floor was a mess. I won't go back, but if you want to say you've been....don't order... More 

Thank Angel M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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206 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

El Azteca is a Provo staple, having been in business for years. They've moved to a new location just east and across the street from the old, red-roof spot featured in the cover photo. The food is very authentic--sometimes too much so, since some meats are a bit too fatty for most people's taste. The tacos are great, however, especially... More 

1 Thank Travis A
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Being raised in Southern California I know good Mexican when I see it!! I've eaten at El Azteca when I was in College and now still 37 years later they are still a stand out in the crowd. Be sure to get a cheese enchilada or chilie rellano the best around!! They also have a massive nacho plate for several... More 

1 Thank Karen A
Heber City, Utah
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have eaten at El Azteca in other Utah Valley locations years ago, so this location was new for us. Their nachos - now with a variety of different meats - always satisfy the hungry! The half portion is enough to feed 3-4 and the Al Pastor was excellent.

Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

So I went here for lunch with my two kids. I got the 2 taco combo my son had a smothered beef burrito and my daughter had a chicken quesedilla and a taco. Our total was $27 which is way more than it was worth. There was hardly any meat in the tacos or burrito. The rice was bland but... More 

Thank we5luv2travel
Salt Lake City, Utah
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our daughter took us here for dinner. She is vegan and has choices here. We may have been extra hungry, but we were pleasantly surprized at how tasty the food was. We had never heard of this place, but then we don't live in the immediate area. I tried a chicken enchilada and a carnita taco. I got the beans... More 

2 Thank Judy T
Shanghai, China
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Ordered an uber delicious combo plate and was very satisfied. Left my belly full along with my wallet! Also order some horchata, this was a great choice as well. The salsas and enchilada sauce were authentic. Great flavor and a perfect spice! Thanks!

6 Thank Jaguar_Prowl
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Best value with something on the menue for everybody. The chicken and fish are great, the chicken french fry "nachos" are a must! Anything can be made without meat, with seasonal grilled veggies, and several types of soy for even the deserning vegetarian palate. The chili reeno burrito was another winner. The salsa bar has so many varieties the only... More 

6 Thank WormGuy
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Reading some of these great reviews has me contemplating trying the place again. My experience with El Azteca is an interesting one. While I was going to BYU in the early 1990's, a dear friend and alumni would take me out to dinner there on a regular basis for nostalgic reasons. I am a Mexican food connoisseur, so I started... More 

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 E 1230 N, Provo, UT 84604-2650
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Provo
  • Phone Number: (801) 375-9690

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