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El Azteca

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783 9th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10019-5618
+1 212-307-0616
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 01:00
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very rusitc inside. The food is good and you won't be disappointed, but it is not the best mexicam I have had. Next time, I think I will try one of the other options.

Thank S_and_L_R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

After the snow storm, we went looking for a nice place to grab a quick bite and El Azteca was open. Orlando received us and treated us very nice. He was very accommodating with my food intolerance needs. Guacamole was great, so were the Tacos al carbon. The tomatillo sauce was really nice, mild but with flavor. The chicken noodles... More 

Thank JO D
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is the third time we have gone there after a day in midtown Manhattan. The staff is wonderful, the food and drinks are delicious, and the prices are very reasonable. Spicy mango margaritas are the best. A big bowl of chili with a side of rice was perfect for a cold snowy night. They are very kid friendly.

Thank Kathleen P
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Everyone here was so friendly! It gave off a great family vibe and we later asked and it is a family run business. The food was great and VERY reasonably priced. I had the combination plate of a flauta, enchilada, and tostada. My fiancé had the crab meat enchiladas. Everything was delicious! Next trip to NYC, we will be back!

Thank Ahtnamas J
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had a really fun night with great food at El Azteca. We were a group of 6 and everyone enjoyed their meal and the frozen margaritas were the best I've ever had (a bit of a heavy pour that night though). I'd like to eat there again tomorrow!

Thank Mrs. M
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Some friends could not make it to meet up so decided to drop in solo. The bar was on point made me an awesome blue margarita and i picked the chicken quesadilla which is the best ive tasted and it was inexpensive. Maria the owner was there greating everyone. Fantastic place must go again

Thank victorbE7202XI
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This Mexican restaurant & bar is a lot of fun. They supply corn chips & Sala on arrival with standard good quality Mexican food with good value cocktails - including a huge combination known as a "bulldog". Staff are friendly, it is inexpensive and you will have a good time.amazing guacamole!

Thank Therese D
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226 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I love El Azteca because they have a great happy hour that goes until 8pm and good guacamole. However, my visit there this week was frustrating. For the first time, they wouldn't allow the happy hour at the tables but only at the bar but they didn't tell us that until the check came. On top of that they charged... More 

Thank Joy S
Redding, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My son and I stopped in. Very good Mexican food and great service. I had mole enchiladas, and they were better than I get in my city in California.

Thank pickygirl13
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

In New York for 4 nights and stumbled on this Mexican while looking for another one, a stroke of luck , a quiet Sunday night we were ushered in told to pick any table we would like, within a few minutes two cold tumblers of water and a large basket of tortillas with salsa left on table ( were not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 783 9th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10019-5618
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-307-0616
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.

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