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General Info
From a 24 seat restaurant in Burien, Washington in 1974 to a collection of 35 Azteca Mexican Restaurants, established by 2001, Azteca Mexican Restaurants now employ more than 1,400 people, and serves over 400,000 customers each month. Stretching from Everett, Washington in the north, to Ashland, Oregon in the south, to Kennewick and Spokane, Washington in the East, and eventually even further to Azteca Real in Davie, Florida, Azteca continues to grow from a small mom and pop restaurant to a major corporation in the Pacific Northwest. With a mission to be the industry leader in the Retail Food Market, specifically Casual Theme Restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, Azteca Restaurant Enterprises, Inc. is committed to excellence in guest satisfaction, food quality, service, presentation, and creating a fiesta atmosphere.
Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Fri - Sat:
* Azteca Gift Cards* Cantina Menu* Catering* Delivery* Dinner Menu* Family/Work Events* Fiesta Club* Little Amigo Menu* Lunch Menu* Order Online* Party Platters* Private Banquet Room Seating Up To 100 People
(253) 472-0246
Payment method
debit, cash, all major credit cards
Price Range
Next to the Tacoma Mall
South Tacoma
English, Spanish
Mexican Restaurants, Bars, Caterers, Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, Latin American, Seafood

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: American Restaurant, American, American Food

Price Range : Average

Good For Groups: Yes

Good For Family: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes



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Antoinette M.


nice place

nice place! but, margaritas had more ice than drink, jalepenos still have seeds in there, burn your mouth, nachos was great! and service was great!



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Great Place!

My husband and I just moved to Tacoma from Augusta, GA. We were looking for a great Mexican restaurant. We had a great one that we frequented often in Augusta, so we were hoping to find one here.

After one hit and miss, we went to Azteca and were very impressed. I loved the tacos al carbon and my husband loved the variety of soups.

The wait staff is friendly and willing to work with special requests. My husband can't have very spicy food and I can't have mushrooms.

We now go there when we crave Mexican and highly recommend it!



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Go elsewhere

Nice looking inside but that is the only good thing about this place. It took about a half hour before our order was taken. People who were seated after us, received and finished their meals before we were served our orders. We ordered appetizers but never got them. I was served something totally different than what I ordered. My corrected order was finally served after my spouse finished his meal. When I went to the restroom, I saw a waitress leave without washing her hands. I have heard similar complaints from other people.



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Avoid at all costs

I have been taking my family to Azteca in Tacoma for years, despite warnings from friends that they had got been sick after eating there. It appears as though this was my week.

Three of us ordered different items (mine was Chicken Fahitas with Pico de gallo) and I was the only one who got sick. I had only eaten toast on the previous day and as I work nights I had gone to sleep and didn't eat again prior to my visit Wednesday evening at 8:35pm to Azteca. By 5am Thursday morning I was in severe pain in my upper abdomen and within 4 hours after that because violently sick to my stomach. I am 47 years old and this is the most sick I have ever been in my life.

All I can say is beware. I am sure that my meat was thoroughly cooked, and think that the pico de gallo may have been what was contaminated.

Unfortunately my days of visiting Azteca have ended. I can't risk another episode like that.



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Friendly, Fun and Fabulous Food!

Azteca Mexican Restaurant is a family favorite but be prepared to wait or call ahead and make reservations. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere is fun and the food is fabulous. Fiesta at Azteca!