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Azteca Restaurant and Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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9505 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1321
+1 301-474-8226
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11:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 05:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Azteca Restaurant and Cantina is clearly a hangout for the University of Maryland (UM) crowd. My sister and I had dinner there recently. It's been years since either of us were in school so we forgot how mediocre the food can be at college dives. On a Friday evening, the place was empty with no students in sight--typical of commuter... More 

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Thank Belladonnamc
Lewes, Delaware, United States
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner here with family and had a nice meal. The menu is pretty extensive and the food was good. Service was a bit slow but we weren't in any hurry. The parking is difficult with just a small amount in the back and some really hard to negotiate spaces in front.

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Thank Patti B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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144 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Mexican food and I found the food at Azteca average.The chair I sat on needed serious cleaning since there were stains on it.Chips and salsa were free The salsa could have been little more spicy. The tortilla was little bitter.The pico degallo,guacamole was not fresh.The spice level was mild.The only thing that was nice was the beans.Service was... More 

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Thank VK_217
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The food was a little bland for me. I expected more from the reviews. My husband had the fajitas and he loved them. I had a chicken burrito. I was expecting it to be as good as my favorite place back home. I was a little disappointed. The ambience was great. The service was great.

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Thank Heather W
Greenbelt, Maryland
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Everything is great about this place! They also have the best Guacamole that I have had at any restaurant. The service is impeccable and the food is fresh. I highly recommend Azteca, they have the best mexican food in the area!

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Thank Artsygirl9
Crossville, Tennessee
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This was a very pleasant surprise in College Park on the main road. We didn't expect the inside to be so lovely. But more than that, we didn't expect such exceptional food. The variety of food and the service were outstanding. I had a traditional combo plate that included a tamale that was unique to this restaurant. The wife had... More 

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice waitress served us. Food came out almost too quickly -- Doesn't leave the impression that it was prepared fresh... Prices on menu are odd -- Everything is $14.99, $15.99, $16.99,... Even soup! We played it safe and ordered tacos, guacamole, shrimp fajita. All "ok". Not much else around in College Park. Maybe try Chipotle (if you don't mind... More 

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Thank Harandy
Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Very good Mexican food in a part of the country bereft of Mexican restaurants. Not Rosa Mexicana but very good "typical" Mexican food. Chicken burritos were excellent as were the beans. Margaritas were quite good.

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Thank david a
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Our first impression of Azteca was very favorable. Very friendly staff, super clean, beautiful restaurant, great service and delicious food. Would highly recommend!

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Thank Claudia K
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

As one of the earlier reviewers pointed out, from the outside you can't tell much about the inside. Pleasantly surprised to find tables laid out with nice decor in a spacious interior. Service was quick and the food came out very quickly. Good experience and recommend if you are looking for Mexican.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9505 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1321
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  College Park
  • Phone Number: +1 301-474-8226

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