Azteca Mexican Restaurant
This unassuming restaurant in Kaimuki is known around the island for its authentic Mexican fare. Azteca has been owned and operated by the Sanchez family from Chilapa, Mexico since 1984, and its consistent, flavorful dishes have many locals claiming that it serves the best Mexican food on the island. Diners are welcomed with chips and the restaurant’s trademark salsa. Entrée items include the traditional Mexican taquitos, carne asada, and carnitas. The atmosphere is ultra casual, and Mexican artwork hangs on the walls.
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From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
Chef Paul Jean Azema’s bistro adds an idiosyncratic touch to the Buenos Aires restaurant scene, thanks to its menu of hard-to-find dishes from the Indian Ocean’s French colonies. The wine list emphasizes fresh whites (Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc) to go with the spicy food. In the dining room, a North African design scheme mixes with quirky objects like antique guns.
We loved: Jumbo-shrimp curry with L’Ille Bourbon spices.