Quite possibly the worst Mexican restaurant in the metro area. If you ask for something to left off an item, 9 times of 10 it comes with it on it. I work nearby, so this is a quite bite to eat over lunch, but it's more hassle than it's worth. On one occassion, my credit card was charged 40 something dollars on a 7 dollar order, yes they fixed it after I found the charge, but the excuse "It happens sometimes" is quite pathetic. On another occassion it smelled as if a previous night's patron got in the area near the bar. That was the last time I have ever eaten there.
Reading the previous reviews, I was shocked. My experience was completely different. We arrived for lunch about 11:45 and were seated promptly. However, it was at least 10 minutes before anyone came to take our order. Another 5 to bring water and seriously another 25 minutes to get our food - and they really weren't that busy for lunchtime. On top of that, the food was horrible. Pretty much any other Mexican rest. in Des Moines has better food. I thought it was just the El Azteca in Pleasant Hill that had bad food - but, the downtown location is even worse. Blaahch! Then had to wait another 10 minutes to stand in line to pay the bill! I will never return!!
Now that Jose' is working there, I know the experience is excellent. Oskaloosa Azteca is horrible now! Ordered take out and the forgot one of my children's meal, did not include the 'stuff' for the fajitas, and over charged me! I will not go back! I miss Jose and his quality of work! I do not recommend going to Oskaloosa's restraunt, service is horrible, quality is horrible, and they treat you bad for their mistakes!
The food is great! I love to be able to call ahead to place an order and it is always ready to go within 10 minutes. Great place to go for a nice meal and pleasant service. The Chicken Chimichangas are greatest!
The absolute best place to grab lunch in the downtown area. You cannot beat the taste, service, and value. You can be in and out of this place with a full belly in around 30 minutes. The chips and salsa are excellent and the rest of the food is on par with some of the best authentic Mexican out there. I would recommend the chicken tacos...simple but delicious. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is the fried ice cream. It's a little soggy. Don't let this affect your decision to eat here though. This place is excellent!
El Azteca is a very good restuarant with excellent food and customer service. The food comes out fast and hot.
Located in Capital Square