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El Azteco

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1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
+1 517-485-4589
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 toward mild. The salsa is also made on site, so it can very in heat... More 

Thank DJKunath
Grand Ledge, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Okemos, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only go there for their Topopo salad. Two of us usually share this order and can't even finish this giant messy dish. We really need the third person to help us ;) Everytime when we leave this place, we always say we don't want Topopo anymore! ( we'r too full!) ...But we keep coming back. LoL

Thank Silp007
Elkhart, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dine in or take out, you won't be disappointed! All the "typical" Mexican food dishes in an easy-to -access location.

Thank davisdanmsp
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I love returning to El Azteco when I come home to visit Michigan. The Lansing location will always be my favorite, although both locations offer affordable margaritas (by the pitcher!) and dependably good food. Cheese dip as an app and enchiladas for dinner (usually Blue Corn or Jocoque) are my go to. This time my companion and I both opted... More 

Thank danidoubleyou
Zeeland, Michigan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican food but this place is on a whole different level. Chips are homemade and the Blue corn/Yellow corn Enchiladas de Jocoque - oh my goodness. Salsa is very good. Food came hot with a generous portion and sides. Try the queso! Muy Bueno!!! Don't leave Lansing without coming here first- I stop every time I'm in the... More 

2 Thank Brad B
Bath, Michigan
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119 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We've been going here for over 40 years. First restaurant our daughter visited (about 2 weeks old - she's now almost 30) Tonight, Heather was another in a long line of great wait staff here. It's the Deluca's pizza of Mexican food.

Thank B G
Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

El Azteco's nachos, botanas, and Dos Equis kept us warm, full, and happy during my undergraduate years at Michigan State, so it had to be my first dinner destination moving back to Michigan this month. The margarita, nachos, and guac were perfect. So happy to be home!

Thank jeannacarina
Zeeland, Michigan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I have been going to El Azteco for years. The Enchiladas de Joque or the Blue Corn Enchiladas are my favorite. Chips - great Salsa - great - nice bite to it - awesome. If you are looking for fine dining go elsewhere, if you are looking for a great, fabulous neighborhood Mexican restaurant look no further - this is... More 

Thank Brad B
Lansing, Michigan
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Great cold beer, fast and authentic Mexican food. Very generous with the guacamole. Love the nachos and bean burritos. Chips are fresh and tasty. Cheese dip is fantastic and unique. The salsa could be hotter, but has a good flavor. Service is fast and friendly. This place is about the food, not having a shinny pretty floor or décor. This... More 

Thank Qzsue2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?