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Mariscos Azteca Mexican Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #76 of 1,144 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Relocated from downtown's Main St. to a strip mall, Azteca (now "Mariscos Azteca") has lost not a tingle of taste. The home-style comfort food remains authentic, the tortillas piping hot, the decor unassuming and hostess/manager Mariela's congenial attitude lights up the modestly furnished dining area as brightly as ever. It's a worthwhile hike to enjoy the harvests from surf and turf, nicely seasoned and served with much simpatía. One minor drawback: no liquor license, beer and wine only and margaritas made with 20% (40 proof) tequila.

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Wish they were still on Main St. but we understand why that might be an expensive to maintain location. I think their new location has probably hurt their business as they were not busy when we visited. We are seasoned mexican restaurant visitors in many locations around US, Mexico and others and we found the food to be fresh and very good particularly for Florida. Service is absolutely great. The margaritas were made with Agave wine and ok but not great. The Mole sauce and Tomatillo sauce were good. The chicken (Mole) enchilada was very moist and tender. Heard no complaints from others in our party.

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Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Mariella is awesome owner and waitress!
4th time for lunch, and every time in town I come here.
Authentic, great food and value. This is the kind of place that you tell others about.
All items are great!

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Looked on trip advisor for Mexican Food recommendations while we were vacationing in Sarasota, FL. We were craving a good Mexican meal. A group of 9 of us went to Azteca and had the very best Mexican meal!! The service was fantastic. Our waitress was so pleasant and patient with us as we quizzed her on the menu options. She tipped us towards some of the favourites on the menu and the dishes were AWESOME. We all ordered something different and each and every dish was fantastic. Highly recommend this place - we will definitely return to this restaurant when we come back to sunny Sarasota! ***the location has changed from Main Street to 1100 North Tuttle Rd.

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Thank D_D
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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We visited tonight and had tried to go to the restaurant in a Main Street and found it closed. My husband wanted the Mexican Lasagna and even though it wasn't on the menu, the chef was more than happy to make it. My husband was more than happy and said it was delicious! I has the chicken fajitas and they were wonderful too. We were welcomed and treated so well. Highly recommend. The atmosphere was not as good, but understand the reason they moved with the rent and all. We will come again!!!

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