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El Azteca

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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12210 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029-1267
+1 410-531-3001
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Columbia, Maryland
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a bit since I visited El Azteca. Service and food were better than I remember. It was a culinary experience at a small Mexican restaurant. Which is like winning the lottery. If you want to take a drive and have a fantastic meal, I say time to go.

Thank David J
Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The food is always very fresh and good. Great salsa. We often come here for lunch or work occasions. The staff is friendly.

Thank valynne1
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Excellent authentic Mexican cuisine. The entrees are hearty and delicious, and the flan is perfect. Always attentive service in both the dining room and the bar.

Thank Vic C
Clarksville, Maryland
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224 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We live close by and have eaten here dozens of times. Authentically good with friendly servers in a casual comfortable setting.

Thank Bruce P
Glenwood, Maryland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We get both carry-out and eat-in. Good food at a decent price. The trout Veracruz is a favorite as are the fajitas. I really like their salsa and guaccamole too. Good margaritas!

Thank birdiesbox
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017

El Azteca has consistently great food, good service, and delicious margaritas. The bar is small and super busy and it is difficult to get the attention of the busy staff. The dining room often has a wait on weekends, but it's worth it. You are immediately served chips and salsa to munch on. You can order in Spanish or English... More 

Thank KimberlyCymru
South Florida, Florida
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Menu offers lots of selections. Good service. Nice atmosphere, where you feel comfortable eating at the bar, watching a game on TV.

Thank lqdassets
Clarksville, Maryland
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is such a great place and the food is fantastic, my wife and I go there often just to hang out at the bar. They make the best Margareta's, my wife just loves them. The food is simply fantastic, I love the Fajitas, but we have never had anything there that was anything but wonderful. I have taken clients... More 

Thank Kevin M
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I am puzzled to how they just got awarded best Mexican restaurant in Howard County. We live in Columbia Md and decided to make the almost 25 minute drive to check them out even though we have wonderful Mexican restaurants close by. The food and service was average at best. The decor was not anything special and hard to tell... More 

Thank DaveThornbury
Columbia, Maryland
Level Contributor
51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It's been a bit since I visited this restaurant. I love Mexican food and this place is my favorite. The Stuffed Jalapenos cannot be matched. If you enjoy a meal made fresh and delivered in a timely fashion, you are onto something. It is worth the trip to Clarksville. Enjoy.

Thank David J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12210 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029-1267
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Clarksville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-531-3001

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