We're located in the heart of Highlands Plaza.

Across the street from Bryson food store. Here's a map, but if you get lost, just give us a call and we'll tell you how to get here. 

Our History

Our roots began here in 1999 when the journey through the Appalachian Mountains led us to create relationships and great working friends in Highlands, North Carolina.

Through their support and inspiration the intricate and amazing flavors we bring to this community were made possible.

We believe in the sharing of history and culture and through the symbiotic relationship we forged with the beautiful Highlands plateau

we are now proud to share authentic Mexican cuisine from Mexico City where the most refined of flavors are collected from all over the country.

A very special thank you to those individuals and organizations who have supported us since our conception and have helped bring to life the dream of bringing homemade Mexican food to this incredible four season location.

Enrique Gaona Executive Chef



Find Us

ricky arete

CEO and Founder  

Our dining is on a first come, first served basis. However, if you have a large party, are planning an event, or need catering services, drop us a line and we'll hook you up. 

El Azteca Inc.

72 Highlands PlazaHighlandsNC 28741, USA