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While one critic went off to Jersey to spend time with his buddies, I took our little critic over to spend some time with our special guest critics, my parents! We love hanging out with them, and the little critic has so much fun over at their house. So, we headed over to their place following the little critic’s afternoon nap and talked about dinner. We hadn’t been to Rey Azteca in a while so decided we needed a good Mexican meal. (I mean, who can say no to Mexican, I will almost always choose that option when given the choice!)

Rey Azteca is in the Londonderry Square Plaza near Flagship Cinemas in Palmyra. They offer fresh Mexican fare for lunch and dinner. They offer an expansive menu, from combination plates, salads, and chicken, pork, beef, and seafood dishes.

Rey Azteca

14 N Londonderry Square
Palmyra, PA 17078

Phone: (717) 473-3486


Mon: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tue: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thu: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fri: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tonight, we ordered the Grande Especial, Burrito Azteca, and Burrito Verdes. The Grande Especial is your typical platter of Mexican foods, a beef burrito, beef enchilada, chili relleno, bean chalupa and beef taco. It was well enjoyed, and some leftovers were taken home to enjoy later.

I opted for something a little bit different tonight. I usually order enchiladas or chimichangas. The Burrito Azteca had grilled chicken, chorizo, grilled onions and peppers, rice, and refried beans, topped with cheese sauce tomatillo salsa and Pico de Gallo. It had just the right amount of spice to it, the peppers and onions made it taste like a fajita. The only downside was that the chicken was a little tough to cut.

The Burrito Verdes was a combo of a shredded beef and a chicken burrito, topped with cheese sauce and tomatillo salsa. Typically, the guest critic takes some home, but tonight the meal was gone, so she really enjoyed it.

Our Take: Rey Azteca has a festive atmosphere and welcoming staff. We had to wait a little bit for a table, which is typical for a Saturday night. The food came out quickly, and as always, nice and hot. One downside was that my dad asked for guacamole for our chips and was told they didn’t have any… I think it was an issue with the restaurant being busy and the waiter not hearing clearly because we had just finished ordering our drinks, so he was focused on that. We survived without the guacamole because their salsa is a great starter.

We give this place ????.

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