El Pedregal Azteca Restaurant is where Mexico comes to Cuenca.
Located on Gran Colombia at Padre Aguirre, here you'll find Mexican dishes whose taste will make you think you're in Mexico.
As the restaurant's flyers state, the owners, María and Juan Manuel Ramos, have been dedicated to preserving the true identity of Mexican cuisine for over 20 years.
The variety of items on the menu is testimony to their dedication, as are the handmade tortillas done on the premises.
El Pedregal Azteca offers appetizers, salads, soups, traditional Mexican dishes, a tourist menu (available all day), and lunches (from noon until 3 p.m.).
Appetizers (antojitos) include guacamole, tacos, burritos, fajitas, nachos, chile con carne, jalapeños, frijoles (beans), and quesadillas.
Salads include caesar, chicken, tuna, vegetable and prehispanic.
Soups include tortilla, frijol, chicken, and vegetable.
The meals are from different areas of Mexico.
They include enchiladas, mole poblano, chile en nogada, pescado veracruzana, carne tampiqueña, and cochinita yucateca.
One of those meals is a chicken mole, which is a chicken breast covered with a spicy chocolate-based sauce. It's part of the online Cuenca Chocolate Tour.
Enjoy buñuelos oaxaqueños y arroz con leche.
The ample bar serves straight tequila, margaritas, mojitos, and beers. There's also a wine selection.
The restaurant itself is delightfully decorated, with the vibrant colors of Mexico.
Many of the walls have signatures and messages from many of the thousands of visitors to El Pedregal Azteca.
The servers wear traditional white shirts with Mexican patches on the arms and red bandanas around their necks.
The restaurant is open from noon until 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.
The lunch menu ranges from $2.10 to $4.50, tax included, depending on the special for that day. The tourist menu (a set menu of several items) is $9.50, tax included. All other items are less than $8.00. Two people can dine for less than $30.
Payment is with cash only.
You'll find El Pedregal Azteca Restaurant at Gran Colombia 10-29 at Padre Aguirre (across from the Santo Domingo church). The phone number is 07-2823652 or 07-2833627. Or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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