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El Azteco

1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
+1 517-485-4589
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“topopo salad” (10 reviews)
“cheese dip” (8 reviews)
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
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1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

first off, every Mexican restaurant should have free tortilla chips. El Az doesn't so that's a strike. Restaurants should offer some kind of special...el Az doesn't. The tacos are bland and boring....the wait staff are usually dirty hippies. This place is well loved in Lansing...More

Thank Momfrommichigan2
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, we got in an hour before closing and while there were more than 10 staff, everyone was busy eating before the end of their shift. So, out goes customer service! Took more than 30 minutes to serve guacamole . The salsa was more sweet...More

Thank Ram D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

It's not fancy. Don't look at the floor or walls or scabbed up tables and if noise bothers you, it's not your spot. But the cheese dip! The topopo! The fajitas! The Sangria! I just remind myself that my kitchen at home isn't that clean...More

Thank MarmeladeGypsy
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The is the best and most authentic Mexican restaurant in Lansing. It leans a little to the New Mexican side, which I like. The chips and salsa are good, and the cheese dip is delicious (not a traditional yellow queso but a thick white dip...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Always have great service and food! They staff even remembers what our usual lunch order is! Pretty impressive!

Thank tjellis08
Reviewed 16 June 2017

If you like Mexican food, you will love the food at El Azteco on West Saginaw, which my wife and I believe is better food than the East Lansing location. Our favorite dish is the Topopo Salad with a Dos Equis Amber. It is the...More

Thank woosband
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Not much of an atmosphere. Always appears dirty. Salad is good and a favorite for many people. A cheese starter is tasty, as well as the chips and salsa. Service is good..

Thank E5904LQcarlab
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Go for the pictures of cheap margaritas and skip the mediocre food. Kind of dingy and in need of a make over.

Thank Chad H
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Good food, good price. Highly recommended the homemade gorditas. Unlike any other gordita you've had elsewhere. They do sometimes run out near the end of the food-service hours. If you are looking for super-spicy Mexican, this is probably not it. Even the spicier entrees tend...More

Thank DJKunath
Reviewed 23 March 2017

El Azteco has been one of my favorite hang outs for many years. Great atmosphere for dinner and drinks with family and friends, or for a date night out. The pink raspberry margarita was yummy.

Thank Susan M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-485-4589
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