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El Azteca

) #21 of 33 Restaurants in Highlands $$ - $$$ Mexican,
70 Highlands Walk, Highlands, NC 28741-8375
+1 828-526-2244
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (11 reviews)
“tortillas” (3 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
70 Highlands Walk, Highlands, NC 28741-8375
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went there for dinner. The food was average. The staff, however, was less than polite, and, at times, rude. Because this restaurant only serves average food, I would recommend going elsewhere, at least until they get new staff.

1  Thank sewanee-chuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Azteca is in a shopping plaza tucked away on the end of a strip center. Since the weather was in the low 70's we sat outside on a very comfortable deck. We ordered chips and salsa and guacamole. Yummy. We split a taco dinner...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a favorite spot for lunch when we are spending the cool summer months a short distance down the mountain in Scaly Mountain. This is an authentic Mexican restaurant with a fair amount of Mexican clientele to prove it. A favorite of mine is...More

Thank Pittipats
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We have always enjoyed margaritas and the food at this restaurant - we have been coming here for several years. This time we were served great margaritas at the cocktail hour but when we returned for dinner we were served margaritas that had orange juice...More

1  Thank Blogger21
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Pico was not tomato based. Not sure what was in it, but not typical. It wasn't bad, but wasn't good either. There wasn't a lot of taste. The beef burrito was ok, but different than any other Mexican restaurant. The filling included red bell...More

Thank belkm
Reviewed 31 May 2017

As a part-time resident of Highlands, one can grow tired of the "fine dining" experiences that the town has so many of. Every so often we just need a casual alternative dinner. We go to El Azteca for a good margarita and a generous burrito....More

Thank Lladnar
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was our first visit to El Azteca. The bar area is in the back of the facility and it is very nice. Our bartender was awesome and made wonderful drinks. The drinks were not your standard kind as everything was freshly squeezed and the...More

Thank txlnstr
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on our way out of town. There weren't many restaurants open so we thought we would try El Azteca. We sat down and after 10 minutes we had to find someone to take our drink order. My husband ordered grilled fish tacos...More

1  Thank lovetravelUsa
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Disappointing service. Waited 10 minutes for drinks - ordered our meal at same time as drink - food took 25 minutes - and came piece meal.....some received their entrees 6 -7 minutes before the others. Fajita meat came out - 4 minutes later the beans...More

1  Thank Top_Toque
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Wonderful atmosphere. The restaurant was clean and inviting. The wait staff was friendly, attentive and polite. Delicious food. The best Mexican food I have ever had.

Thank tlkmerrill
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16 April 2016|
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Response from Psconc | Reviewed this property |
Not inside. Maybe on outside patio. I would call first.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Highlands Walk, Highlands, NC 28741-8375
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-2244
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