About Us

Since it first opened its doors in 1993, El Azteca has been bringing the rich flavor of México to Howard County.
Founded by Gilberto Cortes, a visionary Mexican, who came to this country with $15 in his pocket and a million dreams in his mind, El Azteca continues to be family owned and operated.

Decorated in a distinctive Hacienda style, El Azteca offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, exceptional prices, and original recipes from Northern to Southern México and everywhere in between.

El Azteca is committed to providing only the freshest and highest quality Mexican food, and embraces its identity as a fun and festive neighborhood restaurant and bar. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, El Azteca features your favorite Mexican dishes like tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas as well as fantastic specialty items.

We hope to see you soon.

Simon Cortes at El Azteca
Simon Cortes, son of owner Gilberto Cortes


Voted 2012 Howard County's BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT and BEST MARGARITA. And to all our customers... THANK YOU.

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