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El Azteca

Poncey-Highland
Mexican, Southwestern
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939 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4211
+1 404-881-6040
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phenix City, Alabama
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We stopped here for lunch after visiting a friend at Emory. I was really looking forward to some good Mexican food and a Margarita. I had the Chicken Mole, the sauce tasted burnt. Even my over-priced Margarita wasn't very good and they used bitter tasting table salt to rim the glass. Hubby's lunch (burrito w/ rice & beans) was passable... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Chips & salsa taste commercially prepared. Steak lunch fajitas were ample and come with black beans, rice, pico, sour cream and fresh guac that thankfully lacked raw onions as a cheap filler. Would have rated higher, but most mex joints serve 3 flour tortillas as standard for fajitas. Had to ask for min order of 3 for $1.00 more. $11.72... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I went here for dinner on a Wednesday night and ordered the black bean and corn salad...the main problem? No cotn 9 in the salad. They added it way later but I was full off my entree by then. The server was super MIA and it wasn't even busy. I probably wouldn't go back.

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Thank RRT1983
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

I've been going to El Azteca/El Ponce for years and years and it's always been fairly consistent. Run-of-the-mill Mexican joint with a couple of dollars added per dish. I went for lunch this afternoon and it was a complete disaster. I assume construction is going on as the interior was bland and terrible. The menus now look as if they... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while in the area for a quick bite for lunch. The name has apparently changed to El Ponce. Food was ok, I had the chicken fajita nachos which were ok. Nothing super special. The chips and salsa are decent. The price for the nachos was a little higher than other places I have visited and yet the value... More 

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Thank Chris M
Lexington, Kentucky
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

We discovered this restaurant near the Carter Presidential Library/Museum (a wonderful stop we also recommend) because we were hungry and in a hurry and wanted to find something nearby. Eating here was a great decision! We split a yummy chicken lunch and I don't see how anyone could have eaten it by themselves. This particular dish was recommended by our... More 

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Thank diane p
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

Now open as El Ponce, they have terrible food and service. The fish and pork were both dry and flavorless.

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Thank AtlantaFoodie2014
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

It's been awhile since I used to eat here while in college, had the chance to catch a margarita, good, and fish tacos, ok, before a movie at The Plaza Theatre.

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Thank Walter M
Alpharetta, Georgia
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102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stopped in for dinner on Saturday. Ordered some beer and a combo plate. Good cheese dip! Had a good enchilada with tacos and rice. Service was great too! Next time I am in the area I will be back.

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Thank amandad792
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

The food is very typical. No surprises here. But the beer is cold, the margaritas are good and the chips are plentiful. One of my favorite places to go on a beautiful day. Sit on the porch and keep the chips and drinks coming!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 939 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4211
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Poncey-Highland
  • Neighborhood: Poncey-Highland
  • Phone Number: +1 404-881-6040

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