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“Great Food and Reasonably Priced” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Plaza Azteca

Plaza Azteca
Ranked #28 of 210 Restaurants in Midlothian
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the Westchester Commons shopping center in Midlothian, VA.
Christiansburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food and Reasonably Priced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

What a great dinner experience at this restaurant! The food was great, the prices were reasonable, and the wait staff was very attentive and fun! We will definitely go back!

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Guac to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

If you like guacamole, even a little, you have to get the fresh guacamole app. I thought the "fresh" part was just a standard advertising scheme, but when the gent rolled up with a cart and asked how I like my guac (spicy, of course) the flavor blew my mind.

Chipotle burrito was also very good, friendly service as well. If I am in the area again I will come back, so tasty.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Happygoluckyy
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Midlothian, Virginia
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145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Anywhere but here”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

I really do try to keep my reviews positive, but this time it’s best just to warn people away. I’ve been to several Plaza Azteca franchises, and enjoyed the ones in Norfolk and Virginia Beach very much. After two trips to new location at Westchester Commons in Midlothian, it’s clear each store has very different standards. In short, eat anywhere else!

Food: The good news is all the food came out hot from the kitchen. My partner said the spinach and cheese enchilada was the worst meal she’s ever had. My trio of enchiladas was not any better. They did use fresh spinach, not canned, but that was the lone virtue. Both the chicken and beef enchiladas had tough, stringy filling, with no spice or flavor. The cheese enchilada had a thick, gel-like filling, bland and unappealing. The tortilla wrappers were chewy instead of soft. They seem to rely on the sauces for flavor, rather than seasoning the meat and cheese fillings. But even the sauce lacked herbs or spices, so they were just pretty additions. There simply isn’t anything good to say about the food.

Service: Prompt, friendly. Seated immediately, chips and salsa arrived in seconds and our drink order was collected right away. Entrées brought straight from the kitchen without sitting for our specific server. Waiter checked back often and was readily available.

Atmosphere: High ceilings and large windows create an open atmosphere, plenty of space between tables, very corporate feel. Lots of neon signage.

Prices: A bit higher than most Mexican restaurants, lower than typical family chain restaurants like Applebee’s.

There are so many Mexican restaurants in the area that offer much better food, at slightly lower prices. Don’t spoil your evening by going to this one.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jesse W
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Richmond
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

The location is in a former steak house in a strip shopping center on Midlothian Turnpike. They did a nice job in converting it. The food was fresh and surprising good. It was the best that I have found in the Richmond area. The food was served hot and the ingredients fresh. The service was only average (which kept them from getting an excellent rating.) Management visited the table to insure that everything was suitable and thank you for the business. I shall return! I understand there is a West End location which I may try also.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lucky1inVA
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Richmond, Virginia
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A little Upscale than typical Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

Service is always great and there is always plenty of food. Good margaritas - but watch out when you ask for a large or a large beer...they are enormous. I really enjoy the guacamole that is made tableside. Good for families, couples, friends etc.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ChurchHillVA
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