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El Azteca

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1520 S Dayton Ave, Ames, IA 50010-6438
+1 515-232-0116
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“pork carnitas” (3 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1520 S Dayton Ave, Ames, IA 50010-6438
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here, came here because of reviews on trip advisor. Food was good. I had the beef taco salad, a little to many tomatoes. My husband had the cheese enchiladas, he said they were good. Our server did not check on us one time,...More

Thank Pjm3000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought almost $40 in margaritas and was told we would have to purchase our chips and salsa. We couldn't believe it.

Thank skip72017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been here in years, but decided to make the trip over to the east side. The inside of the place is nicely well taken care of. Clean. Friendly staff. Prices very reasonable. Service was very quick. We got our orders within 5 minutes...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Close to hotel great drinks and strong enough. Food authentic and good . They pay attention to customers and any special requests like not too spicy!no reservations needed.

1  Thank Jane T
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here while in Ames. Had the pollo chipotle which was very good. Definitely better than average Mexican.

Thank Allen E
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The food was great, they give you fairly big portions! Unable to eat it all. Drinks are always good!

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Loved the food. It is hard to find Mexican food in the Mid West that has the California taste. I did as take out. It was fast had some chips and enough for two meals. Others have said it is near hotels so I take...More

Thank garyaverill1
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We were in need of a nice place to relax and enjoy a beverage. This was the place. Great margarita and very good food. The service was helpful and fun.

Thank jerrilmadsen
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The food was amazing! It was a great casual atmosphere perfect after a long day of traveling. Staff had great customer service and food was served surprising quickly for how busy it was. El Azteca has a convenient location that is within walking distance of...More

Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you like Mexican food, this is the authentic place to go! Family run and very good. The staff works their tails off to make sure you get the food and drinks that you need quickly. The food comes out on HOT plates and our...More

Thank Robert N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 S Dayton Ave, Ames, IA 50010-6438
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-0116
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