Plymouth >Food & Dining > El Azteca
3500 Vicksburg Ln N, Plymouth, MN | Directions 5544745.020533 -93.480015
Mon - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri, 11am - 11pm; Sat, 11am - 10:30pm; Sun, 11am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Plymouth - Wayzata
avoid this place – one of worst services ever... it took them over 10 minutes to acknowledge us to take our name down and then did not even let us know how long the waits going to be.. had to overhear it from others.. sucks!
Wretched – if I could I would rate it a half-star...and that's because my Diet Coke was drinkable. My salad was served in a greasy, deep-fried shell that tasted of rancid oil. The salad was tasteless, chicken strips bland and unseasoned, and the lettuce, onions, tomatoes and peppers had all seen better days. I tried hot sauce, salsa, salt and salad dressing to doctor it up--but NOTHING could make it edible. Even the chips were greasy and flavorless. (If you're a Mexican restaurant the very least you should do is get the chips right!) Do yourself a favor and go a few blocks West to Chipotle...it's a lot more for less money, better quality.
My Favorite Mexican Spot Outside of Mexico – I can't imagine how anyone has had a negative experience at El Azteca! I have been coming here at least once a month for the past two years with a variety of different friends and family. Aside from the occasional language barrier when menu questions arise, no one has had a complaint.
I typically order the taco loco or mushroom quesadilla with a jumbo Texas margarita to wash it down. The food is out FAST after you order it, and the quality of the chicken vs. some other Mexican places I've been to (Chevy's, Taco Bell, Chipotle) is far superior. I will continue to return to my little slice of Mexico for years to come! It's a great opportunity to practice my Spanish.
I recommend grabbing a couple of friends and sharing a pitcher of margaritas. So many of my friends and family are in love with this place, they almost don't have enough room for all of us. They should really take over the Quizno's space next door and make us a party room!
LOVE EL AZTECA!
Quite possibly the worst experience of my life – I have to agree with the previous reviewer. Like them, we made the horrible mistake of going to this dump for Cinco de Mayo. Simply awful. I have never experienced worse service in my life. It was like the bartenders were surprised when you asked them if you could get a drink (yes, you had to ask them b/c they wouldn't acknowledge you). After 30 minutes of being ignored, I finally ordered a margerita and a beer.....I got neither. After 3 attempts to explain my simple order to the bartender, I was finally delivered my drinks. 35 minutes after I entered the place, we had our first sip.
And the manager, yes this guy is incompetent. We witnessed several other people complaining to him about the service and he looked like he couldn't care less. In fact, the service was so awful you could hear other people in the bar joking about "the great service here."
Whoever recommended this place must be nuts. Save yourself and go to Taco Bell, you'll get the same "mexican food" but without the incompetency.
Horrible Service & Manager – We went with another couple on Cinco De Mayo and
it was the worst evening ever.
The service was horrible, it took 15 plus minutes just to
get the bartenders attention to get a drink. We ask for
chips and salsa and that took more than 1/2 hour.
Order cheese dip and they brought the dip without chips. The cheese got cold, had to send back and ask
to reheat and to bring chips. When that came back it was luke warm...ugh! Our friends must of asked for chips and salsa 5 times before they got them. We ordered our dinner and that came and we had no silverware. (how are we suppose to eat our food) We ordered
another margarita and it was just mix, NO TEQUILA!
When we mentioned this to the bartendered and she argued with us and said there was, like we didn't know. We complained again and this time she hastily grabbed a bottle of tequila and spilled and slopped a few drops in the glasses and barely any went in. We told them the drink was awful and just to take it off our bill and she
said NO! Shock! We said no you take it off our bill, we didn't even drink a drop of it. Unbelievable. After that we were not offered another drink and was ignored. Completely rude and ignorant staff.
I was watching the manager who has anger issues because he gets frustrated that he doesn't speak or understand english. He was slamming his hands on the bar and yelling at customers. He has got to be the worst manager. In his eyes the customer is wrong and if he/staff makes mistake they do not own up to it and will get mad at you for demanding good service. I would say that is wrong.
We left them no tip and will never return and we will make sure we tell all our friends who will tell their friends and so on what a awful place this is.
Adequate at Best – Admittedly, after living in San Diego for many years as well as having a native San Diegan as a spouse, I am pretty selective about Mexican food. After reading many of these reviews, I thought we'd check it out. First of all, I ordered the #26 but was brought a #2. They were quick to get the correct order out. When my combination arrived (chile rellano, burrito, and enchilada), I couldn't determine which was what! They were all swimming in red sauce. No other garnish....terrible presentation. The chile rellano was pretty good but the enchilada and burrito were sub-standard. They tasted the same - shredded beef in a suace soaked tortilla. The service was weak - it was not busy but we had to flag our waiter down for our one and only water refill.
Then to top it off, I went to use my Entertainment Happenings Card. I was told that there was an error, and that it was not "buy one get one free" but rather "buy one and one for 1/2 off".
That was our first and last trip to El Azteca!
Still seeking a good Mexican restaurant. And don't suggest Pepito's! We lived across the street from there a few years back and couldn't believe that TC folks think that is good Mexican cuisine!
Love It! – I have been going to Rey Azteca in Chanhassen since it opened. When I moved, the manager told me to try it's sister store, El Azteca in Plymouth. The food is the same, but the atmosphere was so much better. There is nice outdoor seating and the restaurant is beautiful inside. The staff has always been great. They even bought me a tequilla shot for my birthday. I have tried many things on the menu, but I always go back to my favorite, Enchilada Supreme. There fajitas are good, too. I recommend the seafood ones. It is huge, so order more tortillas and share it. If you are looking for good tex-mex, give it a try. Make sure to order the cheese dip. It sometimes is watery, but the taste is very good.
Feed your Mexican craving somewhere else – After reading reviews of others and hearing great things through word of mouth, my family decided to give it a shot. Boy, were we disappointed! My margherita was extremely watery and my food was the consistency of baby food even though I ordered something with beef. The food had no taste, even when I added hot salsa! Will not return again.
Do not eat here if you have an allergy – Our family who loves Mexican wanted to eat at this restaurant, but my daughter who is deathly allergic to eggs needs special care when she eats out. I tried to talk to the veru irritable and rude manager who ended up screaming at me "MAAM I ELL YOU WE DO NOT USE EGG UNLESS THE CUSTOMER WANT IT THE EGG!!!!!!!!!!!!" I was trying to ask about cross contamination. This manager was rude and completly ignorant about allergies. Even the best food is not worth risking a childs life. How sad.
Horrible – I can't imagine you even having this place in your list of good restaurants. When we came in and asked for a Margarita, the waiter told us that they had lost their liscense and that they could no longer serve any liquor, including beer and wine. I ordered seafood fajitas. What I got was a plate of something that looked like and had the consistency of Chow Mein. It was reheated in a microwave and totally unedable. This restaurant should be off of everyone's list. Under no circumstances should anyone eat at this insult to those who cook and eat Mexican food.
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