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El Azteca

$$ - $$$
American, Mexican, Southwestern
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535 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-3396
+1 260-482-2172
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lima, Ohio
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, friendly. Portions are right size, not too large. 2 salsa offerings, a sweet green and a spicy red.

Thank Daniel S
Dayton, OH
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the 'go to' places when in Fort Wayne. It has been around a long time. They serve the BEST margaritas around. The food is always very good. It looks like a house and has multiple small rooms to dine in. The bar area is a more open space if you don't want the more intimate setting.... More 

1 Thank Lifeschanges57
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I am from Fort Wayne, and this restaurant is great. The best thing on the menu is probably their guacamole appetizers. Best guac you will see in Indiana

Thank Matthew B
Fort Wayne, In
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I've had lunch at El Azteca off and on over the last several years. I've always gone back because of the flavors, the service, and the servers' friendliness and attention to the customers. I've eaten a variety of dishes and soups (Fido is my favorite), and have never been disappointed. I usually go with family. For locals and those travelers... More 

Thank Thomas H
Tampa, Florida
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116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I was looking for Mexican in the area. Luckily my sister suggested this place as she always liked it when she lived in town. I'm glad she did. I was impressed. We ordered queso (in addition to the two free salsas - red/hot and verde- that come with chips) and it was tasty and, surprisingly, it didn't harden up within... More 

Thank hollyNhollywood
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I really love the food at this restaurant however, they have gotten silly with the way they run the place. I ordered the chicken almond nachos, which comes with lettuce. I cannot eat all of them and they go bad with the lettuce on them so I asked that the lettuce be put on the side. I was told they... More 

2 Thank JAMlovestotravel
Cristina417, Owner at El Azteca, responded to this review

I am sorry you feel this way, as we try our best to ensure all of our customers enjoy the best dining experience possible. We are very big on customer service and I work very hard on a daily basis to make sure our customers know just how important they are and how much we appreciate them. Our Chicken Almendra... More 

Douglasville, Georgia
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The place was crowded and pretty loud, but the drinks were wonderful and the food was great! Loved the fajitas and guacamole dip and the margaritas were really good,,,not too strong or watered down with a lot of ice, Would recommend to all.

Thank Babyrue
Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner we both had a good experience. They always seem busy when we pass by so we were surprised to get seated right away. The food was good the portions were ample. We will return for more yummyness in the future! Also as a side note the cilantro was absent from my dish...thankfully.

Thank rglunt
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

A major disappointment. The food and chips are not what they used to be and the menu change has severely restricted the ala cart items I usually order, which is why I would go there. I've been a long time customer but will not return. Competitors now out pace them. Too bad.

Thank greataaah
Cristina417, Owner at El Azteca, responded to this review

I apologize that you were disappointed in your dining experience with us. After many years we had to do an evaluation of our menu. Food costs have changed and have had a direct impact on our restaurant. We work very hard to be consistent with our quality of food and our recipes have not changed since the beginning. I have... More 

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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We especially love their chicken burritos almondine ala cart, but you can't beat their margaritas, especially the strawberry. Service is always good.

Thank fwmaggie_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
American, Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-3396
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: +1 260-482-2172
Family owned restaurant that has served Ft. Wayne since 1973. We serve over 150 tequila's! Voted Fort Wayne's Best Mexican Restaurant by the Fort Wayne Newspapers Reader's Choice Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015!

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