By Abby Bagby and Akshita Joshi, T/E Life Editor and Social Media Editor Located on the side of Gulph Road in King of Prussia, Plaza Azteca is a lively Mexican restaurant offering an array of traditional foods. Marketed as a “shortcut to Mexico”, the restaurant chain has several specialty dishes, including fresh guacamole made tableside....
By Abby Bagby and Akshita Joshi, T/E Life Editor and Social Media Editor
Located on the side of Gulph Road in King of Prussia, Plaza Azteca is a lively Mexican restaurant offering an array of traditional foods.
Marketed as a “shortcut to Mexico”, the restaurant chain has several specialty dishes, including fresh guacamole made tableside. Offering three levels of spice – mild, medium or hot – this starter is surely a must-order. A hint of lime complements the savory red onions and tomatoes, making for a tasty start to any meal accompanied by a live and authentic experience.
The birria tacos are another one of the restaurant’s specialties. Three corn tortillas are dipped in hot broth and stuffed with beef birria, queso, white onions and cilantro. The tacos are served with a side of beef broth for dipping. The tender beef was nicely accompanied by the warm queso, and the onions and cilantro added a refreshing, savory dimension to the dish.
The tacos de carne asada offer corn tortillas filled with grilled steak and white onions. Served with a slice of lime to add further flavor, these tacos too were a tasty dish. Tender steak was seasoned well and balanced nicely by the slight sweetness of the warm tortillas. Adding the fresh lime juice further enhances the flavor profile. Accompanied by a side of rice and black beans, the entreé was well-portioned and filling.
For vegetarian customers, this restaurant offers a unique menu encompassing traditional Mexican dishes modified to accommodate vegan and vegetarian diets. The Sonora is a triad of Mexican staples offering a cheese and bean enchilada covered in a rich cheese sauce along with a spinach and cheese quesadilla, adding freshness to the plate.
The pastel de tres leches was, unfortunately, nothing special. The cake was rather dry and lacking in sweetness while the icing held an overbearing presence in the dish. The restaurant does, however, offer other traditional desserts such as flan and fried ice cream, which may offer a better conclusion to your meal.
Pricing at this restaurant, like many, can ring in quite high. The birria tacos are priced at $17.25, and the tacos de carne asada at $15.25. While the tableside guacamole offers a substantial portion, it’s priced at a whopping $14.25 – quite high for such a simple starter. Despite hefty pricing, the restaurant does offer tasty, filling dishes. Overall, Plaza Azteca is a worthy spot for a night out. With a variety of Mexican dishes, there’s sure to be a dish for anyone to enjoy.
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Akshita Joshi can be reached at [email protected]
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