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“Authentic”
Review of Cafe Azteca

Cafe Azteca
Ranked #1 of 152 Restaurants in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Lawrence, MA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Authentic”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Best place to eat in Lawrence , hands down. The food is authentic and so tasty. Try the sangria for a treat.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Andover, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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“Really like Cafe Azteca”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

I like mexican food. Sometimes I go to On the Border and Plaza Azteca when a group wants to go there and thinks those chains are fine. I would rate Cafe Azteca, what looks like a hole in the wall in Lawrence until you get inside, at least two stars higher than those chains or anything else around. The meat is really good, I think they are very careful with where they get it and how they prepare and handle it.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Todd W
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Methuen, MA
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3 reviews
“"Not a chain restaurant!"”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been coming here for years and wouldn't go to any other Mexican Restaurant. The staff is friendly, service is very good, food is wonderful...always prepared fresh and don't forget dessert - the Kahlua Flan is the best!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank KarenM607
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16 reviews
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“Best Mexican Restaurant Evah”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I have been going to Cafe Azteca for years, usually at lunchtime. They were featured on a local restaurant show and the owner made his signature dish, pork with pablano peppers and a cream sauce. This dish was off the charts. Just enough heat to know it was Mexican but not enough to overpower the dish. The pork was tender and tasty and the sauce was excellent.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank NormanandCecile F
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican Food”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Cafe Azteca is a fine little Mexican restaurant! The food is excellent and the service is very good. Many selections to choose from.
The decor is beautiful, also.
Don't be surprised to find the owners stopping by your table to see how you are doing.
It can get very crowded. Highly suggest reservations at whatever time you may think of going to make sure you can get in.
At night it's easy to get a spot on the street but be aware it is pay parking at some of the time. Do not leave valuables in or visible in your car.
The only drawback is the location-Lawrence, MA. It's not too bad where it's street location is but it pays to stay on your toes.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Joseph G
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