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El Azteco

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
+1 517-485-4589
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“topopo salad” (10 reviews)
“cheese dip” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1016 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915-1967
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a trip out with the family. I love the homemade chips and their salsa. The staff is always friendly. There is a wait time for dinner. You get a lot of food for what they serve. They also have alcohol for those people...More

Thank angelabouterse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten at both El Az's. and this is our favorite. Much less of a wait here on the west side, and more of a family restaurant feeling.

Thank reznich
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Recently the two EL Az's have been separated by two different operators when the original owners retired. Outdoors at the East Lansing one is terrific in the summer (but generally slow service) and the Lansing one has a great vibe that has not changed in...More

Thank bdshaughnessy
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Food is amazing. The restaurant is a dump. The kitchen is a heath inspectors nightmare. The bathrooms.... I have seen cleaner squat toilets in Calcutta. The food is simply worth the filth. It is like actually being in Mexico and I mean real Mexico not...More

Thank sevco1
Reviewed 1 May 2018

What’s with the horrible red sauce over the enchiladas? I’ve eaten at a lot Mexican restaurant and never encountered such horrible sauce. Tasted like it was right out of a can and then they added...sugar. Weird and yucky. Chips weren’t good, the taco was so,...More

Thank Jenny N
Reviewed 20 March 2018

El Az is NOT authentic Mexican fare. The food is okay, but not great. The chips are too thick, almost tasting stale. But the cheese dip is incredible, and we've made it at home several times. I love the rooftop patio in the summer, and...More

Thank Bil M
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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