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El Azteco

225 Ann St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4320
+1 517-351-9111
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“topopo salad” (39 reviews)
“cheese dip” (22 reviews)
“enchiladas” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:30All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
225 Ann St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4320
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I heard what an awesome place this was and it was the truth. First, the chips and salsa were the truth. We even bought some for home and they are addicting! We had the Topopo salad and, believe me, a full is...More

Thank Redbird_Craig
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been frequenting El Az. for nearly thirty years -- dating back to when they were in a basement. The food is dependable and the service is always good. The upstairs patio is very nice in the summer. Staff seems to stay for a...More

Thank renbody
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stopped by El Azteco East for an early dinner. The outside seating was charming and comfortable, and allowed us to hear the music wafting up from the street below. The Sangrias were very tasty and the ice tea, nice and cold. Endless chips...More

Thank carlborch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, the creamiest ice cream we have ever had and we live near Ben and Jerry's main plant! We are both alumni and live far away, but we never miss the chance to take a slight detour when we are in the area to get...More

Thank profmom2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling through Michigan and our neighbor who had lived for many years in East Lansing recommended El Azteco. Our GPS was a bit crazy, but we asked a person on the street and then it was easy to find. Had to park metered...More

Thank Torte_Sue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We moved to Chicago 23 years and still can't wait to come back to El Az for the best Mexican food! The blue corn enchiladas & Topopo salad are our favorites. We always take at least 10 burritos to go too with sides of green...More

Thank Valerie P
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have spent a good portion of our lives in the Greater Lansing area, and somehow never made it to El Azteco. We've tried just about every other Mexican restaurant around, and had decided that Pablo's in old town was the only...More

Thank Jay R
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I was here with a friend during the "Be a Tourist in Your Own Town" event. I've been here many times, but she is a transplant from another state and this was her first visit. Neither of us wanted a ton of food so we...More

Thank BirdontheRoad
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I grew up eating at El Azteco in East Lansing. It hasn't changed in 35 years. Coming back to town for a few days, this was my first stop. I always get a topopo salad, but everything on the menu is good! A to go...More

Thank moondog1961
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I stopped here for lunch one day when I was in town for a conference. Now, my review is predicated on the fact that I went to MSU and this was my favorite hangout (so there is some nostalgia here)! The new location is great...More

Thank Marge B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Ann St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4320
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-351-9111
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