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Editor’s Pick Bridgeport–Azteca

Go South of the border to Bridgeport’s newest Mexican restaurant, Azteca. Co-owners/siblings David and Nancy Vazquez, and their mother Elizabeth, have a long history with food and restaurants. Originally hailing from Mexico City, Elizabeth’s mother was an excellent home cook.

“She had so many recipes that she would not repeat a dish in six or eight months,” explains Nancy. “Now our mother is the chef and cooks those recipes at Azteca.”

The Vazquezes came to Connecticut nearly 15 years ago and opened Azteca Market where they sold Mexican goods and prepared food. Their tacos and other “street foods” became so popular that customers begged them to open a restaurant. After two years of planning, Azteca opened in June, adjacent to the market. Everything, and we mean everything, is made in-house. “We take old school dishes and mix with modern,” says David.

That means creative, fresh, beautifully presented dishes bursting with flavor. Try the Agua Chile, a ceviche-inspired dish with fresh shrimp, cucumber, avocado, and serrano peppers in lime juice. Or share the Cielo, Mar e Tierra, featuring a variety of delicacies from including ribeye, chorizo, and grilled cactus leaf. And don’t miss the cocktails—all made with freshly squeezed juices.

522 Pequonnock St.
Bridgeport, CT

$$ Moderate


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