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Cafe Azteca

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$$ - $$$
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180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840-1507
+1 978-689-7393
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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New England
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Three words - Chicken Enchilada Verde! Best ever! The mango margaritas are also fabulous! Definitely try this phase!

Thank mindprofessional
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We have been visiting the Cafe Azteca since 2000. It is by far the best, most consistent, Mexican restaurant in the area. On our most recent visit on 12/3/16, we were happy to notice that some popular and delicious specials were now part of the new, revamped menu. I ordered the Steak & Shrimp with morita salsa while my wife... More 

Thank Daniel F
North Andover, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The food is always great and margaritas are even better!!! The waitress are great! Love the decor and ambiance.

Thank marknmaryelle
Home Usa
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309 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Antonio's fantastic salsas, often best experienced in the dinner specials, are now available more often. The new Azteca menu now includes, delightfully, some of very favorites. Try the Pollo Milanese for a wonderful, mild roasted poblano flavor, or the beef in the exquisite morita sauce! And Prisca is making fine margaritas. Ask for the special Kevin margarita.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

All of their traditional Mexican food is very good, with decent sized portions. I'm a big guy that puts down a lot of food and I never leave hungry. Don't forget to try the green salsa with the tortilla chips. Margarita's are good from their bar too. Parking may be a bit difficult depending on time of day since street... More 

Thank Lee D
Methuen, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A fun Mexican Restaurant...Loved the decor and music...Food was excellent and reasonably priced . Authentic Mexican food..Consistently delicious

1 Thank silvermanarts
Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The decor is interesting and authentic. The food is typically Northern Mexican and portions are large. Dishes are flavorful.

Thank ake8ono
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I had a chimichamga, and it was awesome! They brought it to me very quickly and I was not disappointed. It took them a while to seat me and they gave me a pop with no syrup. But these issues were soon resolved and I love the food.

Thank Mark Z
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Where to begin? Cafe Azteca is a great Mexican restaurant. The food is delicious and the decor is vibrant. Prices are reasonable and I usually have leftover food to take home. The service is good and I highly recommend this restaurant!!

Thank Sue F
Methuen, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Always good food. Sometimes very crowded but worth the wait. We were acknowledged and seated fairly quickly. They have great chips and salsa which we love. I always go for the taco carbon.

Thank MaryZ99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 978-689-7393

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