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“Great margaritas”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Azteca

El Azteca
Ranked #7 of 188 Restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great margaritas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

Food is good but their margaritas are great! Perfect alcohol mix, especially compared to some places in ames that try to save money by skimping on the alcohol.

Visited September 2011
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English first
Ames, Iowa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“AMAZING!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

This is the best place to go when you've got no time for lunch. I went with two coworkers, all three of us ordered from the lunch menu. We were in and out in about 20 minutes! The food is always great, service is incredibly fast and friendly. Because I got water, my lunch was under $6. Heaping plate of food, plus endless chips and salsa... we were all ready for naps when we left. Love this place, we will continue to go and advise everyone else we know to go as well.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Megan M
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Iowa
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Small portions too expensive”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Small portions and too pricey. Food was not good because they skimp on the ingredients.

Visited May 2012
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Ames, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Magical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

If your taste buds have not yet experienced the wonder of El Azteca, you have not yet lived. So delicious. All of it. But I am quite partial to the enchiladas verdes. And the drinks. And the awesome service.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Addie O
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Huxley, Iowa
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Now this is good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

Small, good, but not as good as the one in Somerset part of Ames. This food is good Mexican, though.

Visited November 2011
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