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El Azteca Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2600 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702-3958
+1 512-477-4701
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Midwest
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187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We had dinner here on a recent visit to Austin. The restaurant isn't much to look at from the outside and it is on a busy street. But the people who worked there were friendly and the food was very good and inexpensive. We were seated immediately upon arrival although the tables did fill up fairly fast on a Friday... More 

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Thank Lovtorun
Real de Catorce, Mexico
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

I used to eat there at least twice a week. Knew the family. The sons made the best top shelf margaritas in Austin and their pork was to die for, a five star anyway. The calendars were wonderful at Xmas and the place was great, funky but great. Yesterday i returned for the first time in maybe ten years of... More 

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Thank Stiglitz11
Austin, texas
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237 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Met a friend for lunch, my first visit here. Immediately seated at noon, fresh, crispy tostados served with good spicy salsa! Menu was extensive, and I ordered cabrito which I have not had in a long time. My friend had the chile relleno that he said was like his mother made ( he is from Mexico ). Generous serving of... More 

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Thank Jerald M
Austin, Texas
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

This is a regular lunch stop for many people who live and work in Austin, Texas. Some dine weekly - or more often! Family owned and operated. Inexpensive, quick lunch - tea and dessert included! Don't expect fancy atmosphere, or frilly extras, just basic good, filling food - fresh chips and delicious salsa. Parking fills up quickly, as do the... More 

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Thank Donnae420Austin
Cypress, Texas
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208 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

This is a local eatery that we were told had some of the best Tex-Mex in Austin. I beg to differ. It was good - not great. Entrees are priced reasonably, but the drink prices are a little high. Parking can be difficult too.

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Thank Bridgenutt
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

Not many of these old Tex-Mex places are left and this one has been around since 1963. They claim they were the first Mexican restaurant in town with a vegetarian option and theirs were the first mushroom and spinach enchiladas I had period. Their pralines are sticky and weird which is sad because all Tex Mex places of this period... More 

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Thank AustinTex-eater
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

Traditional Mexican food, Margaritas, chips & salsa.. Quick Fast Service. Carne Guisada con guacamole..Delicious home made pralines and sherbet to end your dining experience. If your want exotic food they have Cabrito.. Flor was an amazing waitress..handled a group of 7 with no problem.. Take home an Mexican Azteca Calender as a souvenir.. Each Calendar has its own name.. Princess... More 

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Thank Cyndi C
Kyle, Texas
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Love the salsa and chips...always my measure of great Tex-Mex. Good portions although fajitas could be a bit larger but the taste was awesome.

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Thank grisnerdc
Kyle, Texas
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Owners are great. They seemed to take personal concern in our experience and the salsa was fantastic.

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Thank grisnerdc
Comfort, Texas
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197 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the place on recommendation of a friend. Would have passed it by otherwise. Atmosphere is definitely not what you go for, but the salsa is to die for, and the pork and cabrito were excellent. Frozen marg was, well, a frozen marg. will return for a post game meal, for sure.

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Thank Lengwhite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2600 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702-3958
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-477-4701

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?