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“The best Mexican food on the mountain!”

Azteca Grill Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 69 Restaurants in Big Bear Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The food at Azteca is excellent, and the staff is super friendly and efficient. Get here early, because it gets really crowded. My favorite dishes: chile relleno, ceviche, crispy shredded chicken tacos, the mild salsa, jalapeño margarita (and ask them to add fresh watermelon chunks, if they have it).

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a great place for a good meal and the service was great.
I just felt that the portions were actually unappetizing!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Enjoyed the selection that they had of mexican food and the generous portions. The patio was large and many tv screens were available for watching

Thank sanchezemma
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Over priced and treated terribly. We were sat promptly and our server greeted us almost too quickly. We requested more time to check out the cocktail menu which we were given. Chips and salsa were brought to our table and we began to look over the menu and make our selections. Just as we got comfortable, we were approached by what we assumed was the manager. She informed us that a party of ten had arrived and they needed to move us to accommodate them. She took our food and moved us to the back of the patio and a secluded corner. It wasn't necessary a bad location and she apologized saying she would bring us guacamole. Said guacamole never came. We placed our order and our appetizer was brought out. As soon as it was plopped on our table the young boy that brought it turned and left. We were not given utensils and when we called after for him, we were either ignored or not heard. We waited for someone to either walk by our table or table touch but it didn't happen and we ate without napkins or silverware of any kind. Finally when our entree came out it was the wrong order. We had ordered the fajitas with shrimp/chicken/steak but the shrimp was missing on both plates. They left the food with us and brought the shrimp later which wasn't an awful approach but the other toppings and sides were brought even later throughout our meal. Finally they gave us a quarter sized serving of guacamole and sour cream of which were expected to share. When we requested more it came after we were done eating. At that point we we so irritated that we ask for our check. When double checking our check, we saw we were charged somewhere around $4 for the two additional servings even after we were offered the complentary guacamole. They took it off easily enough but paying $72.00 for a meal with this bad of service left a bad taste in our mouth.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

My daughter and I had dinner here on our last night in Big Bear. It was recommended by a foodserver at another restaurant. From observing the other diners, it appears many locals frequent the place. Portions were huge and very tasty! We sat outside on the patio and really enjoyed our meal. Coming from Arizona, we consider ourselves Mexican food aficionados.

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