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“Warm reception and good food, great cameraderie!”
Review of El Azteca

El Azteca
Ranked #1,756 of 14,522 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: If you're looking for authentic Tex-Mex, look no further than El Azteca. We specialize in a variety of delicious dishes including burritos, enchiladas, chimicangas, tacos, chilie rellenos, and more. WE also serve up some of the best margaritas around. There are no artificial flavorings in our kitchen. All of our fruits and vegetables come from natural produce to create the most flavorful cocktails around. Additionally, our ingredients for the Azteca table salsa, Poblano Mole, and other homemade sauces are concocted through experience in culinary work and are completely unique to El Azteca. Serving Hell's Kitchen and the Theater District for over two decades, we have created a Mexican city within one of the greatest cities in the world, New York City. Our Mexican decor includes famous and anonymous recreations of Frida Kahlo paintings, Aztec calendars, and indigenous stone masks. Throughout our restaurant there are beautifully framed mirrors and mounted candle lights to create a mystical and intimate atmosphere. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority here at El Azteca. Our friendly and dedicated staff welcomes you into our cozy environment to enjoy a delicious Tex-Mex meal like no other you can find in the Big Apple. Come pull up a seat at our table, we've got your margarita waiting.
Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stopped in for brunch on a weekend. It wasn't overly crowded and the crowd was friendly!!! Ordered the steak and eggs and were very satisfied with the fare. Came with rice and beans as well. Ordered rice pudding for dessert and was bowled over by the exquisiteness of it! Great for parties as well, very spacious, clean restroom and very solicitous service!

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

You feel like you've left New York and arrived in Mexico upon entering this oasis of Mexican culture. The food is delicious, staff friendly and location great!

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

I reviewed this delightful place over a year ago ... and it has only improved since then! The drinks are still superb (those frozen Margaritas are an especial favorite!) and the food has more variety with still more care taken with freshness and presentation. I've been back many times over the past three months and the service to your table will always be first rate and the food (I've tried many dishes on the menu) is consistently top-notch. The owner, Maria Diaz, is a decided plus as she is often on the premises (greeting customers, as they come in, or cooking in her kitchen). Be sure to put El Azteca on your list of "must visit" N.Y.C. restaurants!

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

I stop in for dinner with a friend about once a month and I'm amazed that they always greet us as if we're family with big hello's and knowing our drink orders without asking. The food has always been terrific and the service top notch. We love going here because you can just relax, enjoy terrific Mexican food (the ceviche is a favorite) and feel right at home.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We have been to El Azteca many times over the years and can always count on a tasty, pleasurable meal with friendly service and excellent food. The drinks are pretty great,too. While not a high atmosphere restaurant, it is homey and comfortable. The portions are generous and the prices are very reasonable. I would not take someone here to impress them, but paradoxically, anyone I do bring is impressed.

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