El Azteca, located in the Easte State neighborhood, has been a staple of Fort Wayne dining since 1973, and it's easy to see why! Maybe it's the quality food. This isn't your average Mexican joint. They serve up quality and consistent dishes, fresh from their kitchen. All of their sauces are home-made, which sets them a part from a lot of restaurants.
Not sure what to order? They have a few popular menu items. You can't go wrong with an order of their nachos, Benji Burritos, Black Bean soup, and Fideo soup. I love their dinner combinations, which allow you to pick from your favorite Mexican staples, like enchiladas and burritos. Many loyal customers swear by their Mariscos, which is a seafood option for most of the items offered on the menu.
Their friendly and fast service is worth mentioning, too. Their tequila selection is another point of difference. They offer more than 100 types of tequilas. That's right...you read that right--100 varities!!
Their tequilas are 100 percent Blue Agave and are available as a Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo. Feeling bold? They have a "Tequila Club" that gives the tequila lover an opportunity to achieve different levels of membership. For instance, it does not cost to join the club, the member must purchase and try the tequilas listed on their Tequila Club card. Once you have tried 25 tequilas you will receive a Tequila Club T-shirt and a 50 tequila sampler platter. Are you up for the challenge? And once all of the tequilas are finished from their card you can earn a tile on their Tequila Wall of Fame.
They also hold 3-4 tequila tasting events every year. At these events a particular Tequila is featured and the guests will sample 3-5 tequilas, accompanied by a three-course meal.
Insider's Note: the tastings usually sell out, so plan ahead! So, next time you have a hankering for Mexican food, think El Azteca!
This post was originally published in December 2012 and has been updated. Last revised May 2021.