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El Azteco

) #13 of 155 Restaurants in East Lansing €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
225 Ann St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4320
+1 517-351-9111
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“topopo salad” (38 reviews)
“cheese dip” (22 reviews)
“enchiladas” (20 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
225 Ann St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4320
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have spent a good portion of our lives in the Greater Lansing area, and somehow never made it to El Azteco. We've tried just about every other Mexican restaurant around, and had decided that Pablo's in old town was the only...More

Thank Jay R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here with a friend during the "Be a Tourist in Your Own Town" event. I've been here many times, but she is a transplant from another state and this was her first visit. Neither of us wanted a ton of food so we...More

Thank BirdontheRoad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up eating at El Azteco in East Lansing. It hasn't changed in 35 years. Coming back to town for a few days, this was my first stop. I always get a topopo salad, but everything on the menu is good! A to go...More

Thank moondog1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here for lunch one day when I was in town for a conference. Now, my review is predicated on the fact that I went to MSU and this was my favorite hangout (so there is some nostalgia here)! The new location is great...More

Thank Marge B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loathe El Az. the staff are always overworked and inattentive, food is overpriced, and almost everything is made in the microwave. Their cheese dip is good, but is like everything else overpriced. Since it's mostly cottage cheese and one of the freshest things in...More

Thank G_Seven
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I'd give it only a three, but Nick our server, was awesome on the busiest day of the year and our party of eight. Premium margaritas are a rip off but the food is above average. Come for the drinks, stay for the Migas!

Thank Lungfruit
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The rooftop outdoor seating is wonderful and a great spot to people watch. The service is good, not great and the food average. Overall a fun stop for drinks.

Thank sking81
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service. I like the upstairs patio when weather is nice. I have been here many times over the years. The food is consistent.

Thank DGoat
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East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Since the first month I moved to East Lansing 19 years ago, this has been a favorite place for us to get together with friends! We usually start off the year here when they open the roof during the East Lansing Art Fair in May...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 March 2017

El Az is an East Lansing classic and tradition! Too bad the patio isn't open! Great margarita's and Mexican food in the heart of downtown. A favorite with students, locals and visitors!

Thank nancyn1968
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Ann St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4320
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-351-9111
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