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Azteca Mexican Restaurant

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3617 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3224
+1 808-735-2492
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We're from Austin, TX, so we are used to really good Mexican food. We were pleasantly surprised to find Azteca. The food had a home-style quality and the flavors were right on. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Mark M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Azteca Mexican restaurant is not fancy, but the food is very good and reasonable. They have excellent margarita drinks. It's not a large place, and you may dress casually.

Thank Rainbow50
Pearl City, Hawaii
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I usually gauge a Mexican restaurant by the chips and salsa, if they put down a basket and bowl and they are warm and the salsa is spicy and full of flavor I'm in a good place. Azteca is a small quaint little place with bold Mexican flavor. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The food is awesome and... More 

Thank atomicbob2016
Fairview, Alberta, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Went there last night, with friends. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and even though they had a large crowd of 20 persons, they made room for us, the place was packed, but our orders were taken right away and our food came in no time at all, the staff checked if we were ok regularly, the food was... More 

Thank Dianne P
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We entered at the very end of the day and the staff was still very courteous, and helpful. The meal started with a traditional (to me) salsa and tortilla chips, which were great. I went with a chicken quesadilla followed by the chicken Chimichanga. The portions were the perfect size for a hungry guy. I can't say enough good things... More 

Thank Zac N
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Good old fashioned Mexican food done right. It's a little place and I've eaten there 3 times this year while in Honolulu. There are only a few tables but the food is fantastic. The service is fine just keep in mind it's not fine dining. Try not to sit at the table by the door.

Thank ExecDude500
Keaau, Hawaii
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

My family and I have been eating at Azteca since it was in the old location, where Big Shizzy Diner is now. In fact, I've been eating their food since they had a little taco stand in Waikiki. LOVE the food. My husband is Mexican so we know what to eat and where. We always judge a Mexican place by... More 

1 Thank lucy22loo
Honolulu, Hawaii
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Walked by this place many times and wasn't interested in trying it. My wife asked if we could one night, and I'm glad she did. Really good Mexican food in Honolulu and the margaritas are pretty good. Order them by the pitcher. It was so good we've been back twice since. Must try is the enchiladas with the mole sauce.

Thank Anthony S
Raleigh, NC
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Wanted to try this based on reviews. I have no doubt this will be the worst meal and service of our trip and I have a week left. I had the worst Quesedilla in my life here. I eat Mexican regularly and this was awful. It looked like left over chicken that should have been thrown out. Glopped on cheese... More 

Thank Belletrist21
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

I was raised on Mexican food in California, and I've worked in a Mexican restaurant. Azteca totally works for me. Their food is delicious, well-priced, and served piping hot, the way good Mexican food should be. I've never been disappointed with any of the entrees, and their chips & salsa and rice & beans are always a great compliment. The... More 

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3617 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3224
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-735-2492

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