So now that you are full of chips and cheese dip you are ready for your food! You cannot leave El Az without ordering the Topopo Salad! This is an El Azteco original: a bed of homemade chips topped with frijoles, guacamole, and cheese. You are saying those are just nachos, oh no, you are mistaken. They then top that with lettuce, cheese, peas, tomatoes and a light dressing. They disguise this amazing party on a plate by calling it salad. The only salad about it is the lettuce and cheese. Does this look like salad to you?
They have a half and full version. I have yet to dent the half but if you get it as an appetizer with a group, the full would be great!
They also have amazing enchiladas and beef tacos. You can even get an enchilada Jocoque, instead of chicken or beef, it is filled with their original cheese dip. OMG!
My girlfriend and I got the Topopo salad (we can't go without ordering it) and the combination platter.
A beef taco, fresh corn tortilla, (somehow soft and crispy at the same time) beef, lettuce, tomato and queso cheese, 2 enchiladas (choice of beef, chicken or Jocoque) a tamale, frijoles and rice. The tamale is filled with corn masa and seasoned beef! Needless to say, we had left overs after but we enjoyed every bite!! ( and my husband, son and I enjoyed the rest later).
The combination platter comes with a sopapilla as well! Unlike many of the sopapillas, I have had in the past, this one is light and flaky and not doughy and greasy. It is soft and warm and dusted with cinnamon and sugar and of course served with honey. I only got one bite, before it was devoured by my daughter and her friend! Make sure you ask for it though, it is not automatically brought to you.
El Azteco also has a great kids menu including nachos, quesadillas, beef tacos and more. The portions are perfect for little guests and are as good as the adult entrees. Here is the kid's quesadilla:
We were all very happy after our meal at El Azteco!