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El Rey Azteca Restaurant

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681 Kidder St, Next to Triple A, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
11:00 - 22:00
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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our fist time here so we were offered samples of two of the chef's favorites and those were so good we ordered entree items that featured those (mole sauce and the pork adobo sauce). The table-side guacamole also was superb.

Thank celtlassD
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here this evening. Everything was perfect! The seasonings were perfectly balanced. It has been over a year since we were here, but we'll definitely be back again much sooner next time. I had an amazing burrito; I think it was the Mayan. It had chorizo and spiced pork in it. It was so huge, I... More 

Thank Derek I
Binghamton, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This place has great service and Mexican food that you just cant find everywhere that you travel highly recommend.

Thank randy t
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

First time visit. Pros: Authentic food. Street tacos were very good, spicey carnitas. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Four kinds of salsa offered. Attentive staff. Cons: Menus were cumbersome. Tortilla chips were too thick and hard.

Thank Sandy592
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food is delicious and the service was great. You should try the tacos and their house burrito. I usually go every month.

Thank SpicyindygirL
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The wait staff and owner are so friendly. We eat here once a month! The Mayan and De la casa Burrito is amazing. Fresh table side guacamole is the best!

Thank kristinejo
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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152 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This place is a must. If you want authentic Mexican food from a chef who is actually from that culture, then you must go in and try this place. I guarantee you will be returning time and time again. Friendly gals wait on you. Anything on the menu is great. Have some fresh guacamole made right at your table. Happy... More 

Thank Sparkles_Gourmet
Rockville, Maryland
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were in the area for Thanksgiving and we found this restaurant close to the mall. I got the “enchiladas de mole” and a Margarita. It was all delicious. Our server was a lovely lady (I believe she said she is from Morelos) and the service was excellent. If we are ever back to the area, we will visit El... More 

Thank jazzcancun
Shrewsbury, Vermont
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Stopped overnight in WB and went looking for dinner. Came across this restaurant while driving around. I HAD THE BEST MEXICAN MEAL EAST OF TRUKEE, CA. Was expecting mediocre food but had an outstanding meal. Brought me a couple small samples after I sat down. I was surprised to see the many Mexican diners. WB?? Server was awesome and very... More 

Thank Laurence A
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016

A client mentioned that a new restaurant opened so I thought I'd give a try. I had the shrimp fajitas. They were very good. Portion size was nice. Lots of sides.

Thank Lobstermania63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Latin, Mexican, Seafood, Spanish
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 681 Kidder St, Next to Triple A, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: 15708294900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?