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Plaza Azteca

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12835 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 833-0271
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

The food was good, maybe a little pricey for Mexican but we are in Newport News. The margaritas are not very good. Overall it was a decent meal. Salsa is ok, again not great. The chips are ok and service was ok. The fresh guacamole was very good but expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Millersburg, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I went yesterday December 12, 2015 the service was good but the food was very bad. I went there because I have very good experience with the one in Williamsburg. I pick my kids up from the school and we went there my kids and I where very hungry but my kids refused to eat because the kids pizza was... More 

Thank Azeddine A
Gloucester, Virginia
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217 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Love Mexican food but you never know what you are going to get. The sauce usually is good or it that dark dirty look and spices do not agree with you, But this was good. If you are going mexican you have to have the works. Sour cream, Guacamole, rice, bean, cheese the whole thing. But I have been finding... More 

Thank threekittyinn
North East
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We waited for ever to be seated. Then we got a waiter that did not even speak English. When we asked what kind of soda they have His reply "soda yes yes". Food was ok. Little pricey, the manager was rude. Would not go back

Thank Gisela P
Millersburg, Ohio
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278 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was good, maybe a little pricey for Mexican but we are in Newport News. The margaritas are not very good. Overall it was a decent meal. Salsa is ok, again not great. The chips are ok and service was ok. The fresh guacamole was very good but expensive.

Thank RunnerWes
Newport News, Virginia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I had an errand near there so I tried it. The food was great and so was the service. I had the spinach enchiladas. There are several good vegetarian options.

Thank BruceLayne
newport news va, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants. I ordered the seafood chimmichanga(whatever) the menu said it was made with crab and shrimp . Imitation crab meat is spelled with a 'K'. I took one bite and tasted the imitation crab meat and asked to speak with the manager. He stated that there was a mixture of both real and imitation.... More 

Thank James W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the decor! Simply beautiful and clean. Staff friendly and very attentive to our needs. The good was great, full of flavor. The service was fast. I will return and I highly recommend this place!

Thank Eva T
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265 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped in this restaurant for lunch around 11:30, prior to the lunch rush. We were seating right away and that is where the good service ended. We waited and waited for our server to come to the table. We were almost ready to leave when our server came. We ordered our beverages and our food. ($2.50 for a glass... More 

Hampton, Virginia
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114 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Judging by the other reviews of Plaza Azteca, I guess mine won't carry much weight. My Wife and I, along with a group of our Friends, went to Plaza Azteca for dinner. Hardly anyone was there, so the food came out really quick. I've eaten at plenty of Mexican restaurants and this one was my least favorite. I've heard good... More 

Thank Brian E
Yorktown, Virginia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here many times over the past 12 months and have never had a bad experience. If you are fan of Guacamole at all, I highly recommend getting the fresh "prepared at your table" dish. It is absolutely delicious ! and if you're in the mood for a festive cocktail, I highly recommend the Margaritas... More 

Thank Tom W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12835 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: (757) 833-0271

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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