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El Azteca

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican,
1520 S Dayton Pl, Ames, IA 50010-6438
+1 515-232-0116
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
“pork carnitas” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1520 S Dayton Pl, Ames, IA 50010-6438
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I really like the cheese enchiladas. The chips and salsa are good. The restaurant itself is nice, but the customer service is awful. We've been here 3 times and once were seated they never come back to check on us. The other location is awful...More

Thank Pjm3000
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The reason locals say it is great is because it is a great place to eat authentic Mexican food!! Great staff, great service and great food, what more do you need??

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I do not get the reason local folks think this place is so great. Nothing special, nothing bad, but nothing great. Ground meat, cheese, salsa. Nothing special with typical Mexican restaurant pricing.

Thank eska2017
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Listed hours, on the front door of this location, show a closing time of 9:00pm. Listed hours, on the web site for this location, show a closing time of 9:00pm. But what was important, the evening of March 15th, was the personal schedule(s) of the...More

Thank wholdcroft
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

El Aztecs offers Good food and is close to the hotels on the outskirts of Ames, IA. Their burrito Grande wet with red sauce is good.

Thank Homerun_Traveler
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Ate here this past Saturday. We met family from out of town, so we were sitting visiting for a couple hours here. Never once felt rushed. Our server was awesome. Food was top notch. We will be back.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Eaten here every time we've visited our daughter studying at ISU, 3 times so far, and will keep coming back. A bit away from campus, 10 mins, but worth the time and drive. We've tried a variety of authentic, savory food which is always delicious....More

Thank 20Nairam16
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best dishes of Chili Verde I have ever eaten. The pork was very flavorful and moist. The Verde was spicy, just like I like it. So good!

Thank ninnynoo
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Wife and I and a friend ate there for lunch today. First of all, the picture of the brick building is the north Ames location, not the S. Dayton Pl location. Service is always quick here and fresh. Can not find anything to complain about...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The enchiladas, chicken tacos, and chipotle chicken are all great. Try the red sangria for a change from the margaritas. Family friendly and plenty of parking. Close to many hotels so you can walk over. Large groups all have to be present before they will...More

Thank ladyomaha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 S Dayton Pl, Ames, IA 50010-6438
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-0116
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