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El Azteca

) #21 of 33 Restaurants in Highlands $$ - $$$ Mexican,
70 Highlands Walk, Highlands, NC 28741-8375
+1 828-526-2244
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
“tortillas” (3 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
70 Highlands Walk, Highlands, NC 28741-8375
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We have always enjoyed margaritas and the food at this restaurant - we have been coming here for several years. This time we were served great margaritas at the cocktail hour but when we returned for dinner we were served margaritas that had orange juice...More

1  Thank Blogger21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pico was not tomato based. Not sure what was in it, but not typical. It wasn't bad, but wasn't good either. There wasn't a lot of taste. The beef burrito was ok, but different than any other Mexican restaurant. The filling included red bell...More

Thank belkm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a part-time resident of Highlands, one can grow tired of the "fine dining" experiences that the town has so many of. Every so often we just need a casual alternative dinner. We go to El Azteca for a good margarita and a generous burrito....More

Thank Lladnar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to El Azteca. The bar area is in the back of the facility and it is very nice. Our bartender was awesome and made wonderful drinks. The drinks were not your standard kind as everything was freshly squeezed and the...More

Thank txlnstr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on our way out of town. There weren't many restaurants open so we thought we would try El Azteca. We sat down and after 10 minutes we had to find someone to take our drink order. My husband ordered grilled fish tacos...More

1  Thank lovetravelUsa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing service. Waited 10 minutes for drinks - ordered our meal at same time as drink - food took 25 minutes - and came piece meal.....some received their entrees 6 -7 minutes before the others. Fajita meat came out - 4 minutes later the beans...More

1  Thank Top_Toque
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Wonderful atmosphere. The restaurant was clean and inviting. The wait staff was friendly, attentive and polite. Delicious food. The best Mexican food I have ever had.

Thank tlkmerrill
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times. It's never been bad but has been very good at times and ok other times. Tonight it was ok. I had the Shrimp Diablo which I've had before. It was ok. Not sure I would get it again. Service...More

1  Thank James R
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We are both vegetarians and have had a lot of mexican food. This place was absolutely amazing. For once the vegetarian burrito wasn't only bean and cheese but had a lot more to it with veggies and cream. Everything was delicious, including the complimentary chips...More

Thank PieCity
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is outstanding. I'm a seasoned lover of Mexican and IT IS GOOD. However, the service was poor and we didn't get many of our drinks and dishes. We arrived and it wasn't busy, but we had a new server going solo. Four...More

1  Thank hecasi
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dog friendly yes or no?
17 April 2016|
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Response from Psconc | Reviewed this property |
Not inside. Maybe on outside patio. I would call first.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Highlands Walk, Highlands, NC 28741-8375
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-2244
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