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Azteca Mexican Restaurant

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3617 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3224
+1 808-735-2492
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Old school Mexican with a familiar menu. Been going to Azteca since its first location on Kuhio for their flavorful refried beans, rice and salsa. From mole to chimichanga - everything's delicious and comforting.

Thank Igor1045
Newport News, Virginia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I were so happy to find this little gem out of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. The place is very small, but the food was so tasty! I have never had a soft taco so delicious. I don't know if they make their own soft tortilla shells, but they were the best I've had in my... More 

1 Thank weluv2scuba
Honolulu, Hawaii
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Went for dinner and was lucky that it wasn't crowded, usually when we go we have to wait a short while. The give you a complimentary salsa and chips to munch on as you wait for your entree. We normally order two different items and share, we have never been disappointed, no matter which dish we ordered, but we haven't... More 

Thank wninouye
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We're from Austin, TX, so we are used to really good Mexican food. We were pleasantly surprised to find Azteca. The food had a home-style quality and the flavors were right on. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Mark M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Azteca Mexican restaurant is not fancy, but the food is very good and reasonable. They have excellent margarita drinks. It's not a large place, and you may dress casually.

Thank Rainbow50
Pearl City, Hawaii
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I usually gauge a Mexican restaurant by the chips and salsa, if they put down a basket and bowl and they are warm and the salsa is spicy and full of flavor I'm in a good place. Azteca is a small quaint little place with bold Mexican flavor. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The food is awesome and... More 

Thank atomicbob2016
Fairview, Alberta, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Went there last night, with friends. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and even though they had a large crowd of 20 persons, they made room for us, the place was packed, but our orders were taken right away and our food came in no time at all, the staff checked if we were ok regularly, the food was... More 

Thank Dianne P
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We entered at the very end of the day and the staff was still very courteous, and helpful. The meal started with a traditional (to me) salsa and tortilla chips, which were great. I went with a chicken quesadilla followed by the chicken Chimichanga. The portions were the perfect size for a hungry guy. I can't say enough good things... More 

Thank Zac N
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Good old fashioned Mexican food done right. It's a little place and I've eaten there 3 times this year while in Honolulu. There are only a few tables but the food is fantastic. The service is fine just keep in mind it's not fine dining. Try not to sit at the table by the door.

Thank ExecDude500
Keaau, Hawaii
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

My family and I have been eating at Azteca since it was in the old location, where Big Shizzy Diner is now. In fact, I've been eating their food since they had a little taco stand in Waikiki. LOVE the food. My husband is Mexican so we know what to eat and where. We always judge a Mexican place by... More 

1 Thank lucy22loo

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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
US$17 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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: 3617 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3224
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-735-2492

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