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“Great Minnesota Mexican!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Azteca

El Azteca
Ranked #5 of 73 Restaurants in Apple Valley
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great Minnesota Mexican!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We go here quite often and have never been disappointed. I see complaints about staff - I think some of these folks are straight from across the border. Nothing wrong with that, some just don't understand English well enough. My wife lives the white chip sauce. I can't get enough of the green hot salsa - if you like hot ask for it as you won't be disappointed (I'm not talking about the stuff in the jar at your table either).

Burrito Monterey, enchiladas, fajitas are all awesome! Only complaint on anything would be the chili rejinno. I've never had a good one in MN.....

Go here if you want good casual Mexican Food at reasonable price. And get that green hot salsa!

Visited March 2014
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Ellsworth
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“YUCK”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

I would rather eat at Taco Bell than this place again. Will NEVER eat here again food had no flavor and was cold. Service sucked

  • Visited September 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Chips and white sauce is awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Whenever we are looking for a quick meal, El Azteca is our first choice. Not just because it is fast, but we have never had a bad meal. The serving sizes are large enough that we typically split a chimmichanga. With the chip prior, we always leave satisfied. The best Mexican in the south metro!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Chips and White Sauce is Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

When we want Mexican, El Azteca is our first choice! The dinner servings are so large that we will split the chimichanga meal. With the chips and sauce before the meal, we always leave satisfied. Better than any other Mexican restaurants in the southern metro.

  • Visited May 2013
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Minneapolis
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“Great enchiladas”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is one of our favorites. We have ordered many things on the menu. Favorites include:

lobster enchiladas - great cheese sauce
vegetarian enchiladas - one each of refried beans, mashed potatoes and
cheese covered with cheese sauce

One note of warning ... the chile rellenos used to be excellent and they have really been awful the last two times we were there. They are now over-breaded and greasy. If they wouldn't have been so awful twice, I would have given them 4 stars.

  • Visited April 2013
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