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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Azteca's - Review #5

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Azteca's Fine Mexican Food
2383 W Lincoln Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 774-4441

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I'm finding myself in a backlog again with a lot of reviews to complete of all sorts of different places that have two things in common: they serve Mexican food and they are within the borders of Orange County, CA. This review'll be light on words because it's covering a place I've been to before. I just hadn't been to this location yet.

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Please be aware that this one entry is not the only entry at this blog. Google is good at getting people to this site but is not good at showing people how much information this blog really has. Scroll up a little bit and click on "Show Help Panel" and it will lead you to way more information than just this one review. Or CLICK HERE to be taken to our list of over 200 Mexican restaurants reviewed so far. If you only read this one entry and mistakenly think it's all the information we have you will be missing out on tons of information about Mexican restaurants in Orange County. Why am I stating this so strongly? It's because there are over 200 reviews on this site but for some reason people tend to think that this particular entry (Azteca's - Review #5) is the only entry on the whole site.


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Longtime readers of the blog may know of Azteca's in Fountain Valley, the place I like to call "The mom and pop place by my mom and pop's place," the place I tend to stop at when I'm visiting the house I grew up at. I've covered them a couple times and often mention them in my Roundup entries, and covered their Huntington Beach location once and knew that they had opened up a third location in Anaheim but never went to check it out until recently.

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This visit was with James and Lori and Thomas. We were brought some chips and salsa as well as a little molcajete with some beans and cheese in it. The waitress said that was for the kid. Thomas, the three year old in all this, loves him some corn chips no matter how they come, be it plain, with salsa, or with beans and cheese.

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You can see him here diving out of frame for some corn chips:

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One thing different about the menu at this Azteca's location is that it has a large selection of American items. We were guessing that it might be because this location seems to have been built into an old coffeehouse and they wanted to keep some menu items around for longtime customers. All the American stuff did look good but we all got Mexican items for this visit.

James got the most rectangular chile relleno I have ever seen:

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While I got the huevos rancheros, one of my favorite Azteca's items:

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And Lori got this enormous torta:

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She did go a little American by getting French fries with the torta. I finished off with the deep-fried ice cream:

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The ball of ice cream in the center was enough for me. I only nibbled on the crispy triangle wedges and hardly touched the whipped cream. With the Corn Flake crust and the chocolate chip ice cream at the center I still rate Azteca's deep-fried ice cream very highly.

Azteca's retains a very solid four Speedy Gonzales rating:

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3 comments:

Captain said...

Damn but that looks delicious. How are the beans? Out here in the IE, and in Fontana especially, the refried beans are some of the best I've ever had, deliciously homemade. So much so, I could make a meal out of them alone, accompanied by a stack of homemade corn tortillas.

I like the beans around here so much, I usually forgo the rice and ask for double beans.

ChristianZ said...

The beans here are good but I'm not too much of a bean person. Sometimes I'll order, "extra rice, less beans." Still, you might want to try the Azteca's beans.

Bill said...

Thanks for the review! I've always drove past the Azteca's on Beach and assumed it was another washed out Mexican place. Now I've really got to swing by and try it out.

Thanks!