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El Azteca

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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12210 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029-1267
+1 410-531-3001
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Today
11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is always very fresh and good. Great salsa. We often come here for lunch or work occasions. The staff is friendly.

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Thank valynne1
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent authentic Mexican cuisine. The entrees are hearty and delicious, and the flan is perfect. Always attentive service in both the dining room and the bar.

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Thank Vic C
Clarksville, Maryland
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195 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We live close by and have eaten here dozens of times. Authentically good with friendly servers in a casual comfortable setting.

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Thank Bruce P
Glenwood, Maryland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We get both carry-out and eat-in. Good food at a decent price. The trout Veracruz is a favorite as are the fajitas. I really like their salsa and guaccamole too. Good margaritas!

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Thank birdiesbox
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Azteca has consistently great food, good service, and delicious margaritas. The bar is small and super busy and it is difficult to get the attention of the busy staff. The dining room often has a wait on weekends, but it's worth it. You are immediately served chips and salsa to munch on. You can order in Spanish or English... More 

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Thank KimberlyCymru
South Florida, Florida
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Menu offers lots of selections. Good service. Nice atmosphere, where you feel comfortable eating at the bar, watching a game on TV.

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Thank lqdassets
Clarksville, Maryland
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is such a great place and the food is fantastic, my wife and I go there often just to hang out at the bar. They make the best Margareta's, my wife just loves them. The food is simply fantastic, I love the Fajitas, but we have never had anything there that was anything but wonderful. I have taken clients... More 

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Thank Kevin M
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I am puzzled to how they just got awarded best Mexican restaurant in Howard County. We live in Columbia Md and decided to make the almost 25 minute drive to check them out even though we have wonderful Mexican restaurants close by. The food and service was average at best. The decor was not anything special and hard to tell... More 

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Thank DaveThornbury
Columbia, Maryland
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It's been a bit since I visited this restaurant. I love Mexican food and this place is my favorite. The Stuffed Jalapenos cannot be matched. If you enjoy a meal made fresh and delivered in a timely fashion, you are onto something. It is worth the trip to Clarksville. Enjoy.

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Thank David J
Columbia MD
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Fours of us had three different meals and all thought the food was excellent. The waitress had a good sense of humor and had the owner agree to a special request of one person. The place was very busy but surprisingly the noise level was acceptable.

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Thank Sal D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12210 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029-1267
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Clarksville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-531-3001

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