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Real Azteca

1013 E. 163rd St., The Bronx, NY 10459 40.821008 -73.892562
nr. Simpson St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-860-1566 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Hunts Point Ave.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

149th St. to 169th St., Bruckner Blvd. to St. Anns Ave.


This venue is closed.

Visitors who aren't local may get curious looks; those who don't speak Spanish may have trouble communicating. But take heart, intrepid eaters: The tortillas will justify all efforts. A narrow counter and half-a-dozen stools face the prep area of this tiny taqueria: a fridge, stove, griddle, and, unusually, the tortilla press. Place your order with one of the blue-smocked cooks; if it involves tortillas, like most menu items, she’ll likely whip out a small ball of dough, flatten it on the press, and toss it on the griddle for an on-the-spot, wonderfully flavorful tortilla that's unlike anything your Key Food sells in a plastic sleeve. Tacos here are a good bet, with the usual choices of steak, chicken, and shredded pork. For an extra hit of sodium chloride, try the cesina—chewy little whorls of super-salty beef. Also good is the huitlacoche quesadilla, richly stuffed with the inky, earthy, mushroom-like corn fungus. Weekends specials showcase roasted goat and pozole, the hominy-based soup that’s a beloved, traditional hangover cure.

Recommended Dishes

Carnitas taco, $3.50; huitlacoche quesadilla, $6

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