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El Azteca - Closed

303 16th St.
Denver, CO 80202


  • Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • No alcohol
  • Catering, Private-group dining
  • On-street
  • Not accepted
Located in the basement of Republic Plaza off the 16th Street Mall, El Azteca holds the Mexican-food slot in this throwback food court. (There's also a Chick-Fil-A, a Falafel King and nods to quick Chinese, Japanese, pizza and...yeah, you get the idea.) But while this is a lunch spot, with a clientele made up almost entirely of local business types on a fast break, El Azteca has been taking pains with its food since the '90s, when it first introduced Mexican fare with a slight Cuban accent to Denver. This outpost offers all the regular dishes -- tacos, burritos, green chile, breakfast burritos -- as well as an incredible roasted chicken.

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