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Cafe Azteca


The Best Traditional

Homemade Mexican Food!

978-689-7393

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Cafe Azteca


The Best Traditional

Homemade Mexican Food!

978-689-7393

Cafe Azteca wants you to know what real mexican food tastes like - fresh produce, savory meats & harmonizing salsas. We specialize in traditional recipes that transport your taste buds to Mexico. Visit Cafe Azteca and celebrate our passion for great food!

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Our Story


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Our Story


Cafe Azteca shows how art and cuisine can be paired like food and wine.
— The Boston Globe

We want to start by thanking you for choosing Cafe Azteca. We love Mexico. It is our goal to share the love with you.

In 1994 Cafe Azteca opened its doors in Lawrence, the historical Mill City. Sensing a need for an authentic Mexican dining experience in the Merrimack Valley, we began our family owned and operated business with one dining room, paper plates and counter service only. With Antonio’s taste for elaborate and bold flavors, Cafe Azteca quickly gained much attention. 

As the business grew we expanded our restaurant with a room dedicated to poetry and the arts. We wanted our customers to experience Mexico not only through cuisine but while viewing murals and poetry painted upon our walls. The walls display works by local artists from the community and the Essex Art Center, Latin American poets, and other great writers. 

 

Every summer we travel to Mexico to visit Antonio’s family, collecting Mexican crafts to hang in the restaurant; and new flavors to experiment with in the kitchen. From paintings to pottery and woven tablecloths to tin framed mirrors - these treasures embody centuries of rich Mexican culture. Sitting by an arched window or the Day of the Dead altar, you are transported to Patzcuaro, the colonial town with red trimmed adobe buildings and terra cotta tiled roofs. It’s a dining adventure! 

Come Experience Mexico!

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Visit Mexico


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Visit Mexico


Every year the Guerrero family visit Mexico to see relatives and to find new flavors for the restaurant.  They return with new memories from seeing loved ones which is used as inspiration to develop new foods with exciting flavors. Family and food are not two separate things, but one thing to be enjoyed together.

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Art


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Art