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“Worst meal in a long, long time.”
Review of Aztec Restaurant

Aztec Restaurant
Ranked #56 of 203 Restaurants in Framingham
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Hartford, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Worst meal in a long, long time.”
Reviewed March 24, 2012 via mobile

Took my college-age son and three friends out for dinner while on a visit. While we were seated relatively promptly, that would be the end of anything right. After 20 minutes of no drinks, no ordered taken (but puzzling mini-visits from three waitstaff asking if we'd been asked for drinks), I finally flagged down a server who was resetting tables to at least get some drinks on the table and an appetizer order in. She came to take the order but informed us they no longer make pupusas and were out of green salsa. Our appetizers arrived and were consumed - still no dinner order taken. And it really wasn't that busy! Flagged down another waitress to take our dinner order and it took her three trips to the table to get it written up! One meals began to arrive, they were staggered so far apart that the first was stone cold before the last showed up. One was even delivered to the table next to us before landing on our table. Fajitas are supposed to be sizzling, but not so much the meat is burned black and tough as nails. The kids were laughing about the amount of smoke coming off them wondering if the smoke alarms would go off! Hours later I could still smell the acrid stench of scorched meat on my clothes as I drove home. I did notice large double pours of tequila and Red Bull heading over to the kitchen side of the place...perhaps this was the main trouble that night. But I will not be back.

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Plainville, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food in the area”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

We have been to the Aztec restaurant three times now and we have been delighted each time. It is clean, the food and service are great and it has a full liquor license.

We have been fans of Mexican food since the sixties when we had to go far west to have some.

The Aztec is great for a couple of reasons, and they relate to the food and how it is prepared and presented. My wife is not a fan of re-fried beans, but at the Aztec she eats all of them as well as the rice staple.

The menu is varied, the tacos are made fresh and the salsa is awesome.

A final finding which we noticed the last time there last month was that we were the only non-Hispanics there. The restaurant was full and it was a mixture of families and groups of couples and singles. Everyone was having a great time.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank allen w
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
411 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Great Mexican”
Reviewed October 6, 2011

The Mexican food here was really quite good. Very good chips and salsa. Most authentic I have found around Boston in awhile. The place itself is a sort of dive and not in the best area. Bright florescent lighting doesn't really help the cause. Our waitress was very nice. If you are looking for some good Mexican in this area, it will hit the spot. But know you aren't going here for atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Adam R
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Essex, Vermont
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food, way better than the Mexican chains.”
Reviewed July 30, 2011

Excellent authentic Mexican food. Very small place, friendly staff, great food.

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1 Thank sghost
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Mexican”
Reviewed June 15, 2011

They have re-modeled this place since I last visited over 5 years ago. The mexican was REALLY GOOD. I was pleasantly surprised because I'm very particular about my mexican food Fresh chips and salsa, shredded meat etc. Not in the best looking area of Framingham, but I would eat here again in a heartbeat!

Visited June 2011
Thank lizzysher
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