The cozy eatery, decked out in bright colors and with folk art on its walls, is a family affair.
Two sister-in-laws, Cecilia and Carmen, run the restaurant and share cooking responsibilities along with Cecilia’s husband, Luis, who was in the kitchen when we popped by. Carmen’s daughter, Cynthia, was working the front counter.
According to Cecilia, Azteca’s two house specialties are gringas, flour tortilla quesadillas stuffed with marinated pork, and lecheras, a flour tortilla popular in Aguascalientes that is stuffed with skirt steak. Both dishes are $2.99 and served with cilantro, onions, and guacamole.
To welcome the late night crowd, every Friday and Saturday from 10PM to 2AM, El Rincon Azteca will be serving potato tacos topped with shredded cabbage, sour cream and salsa for 99-cents.
In addition to a wide range of drinks, the eatery offers freshly squeezed natural juices too. A jugo energetico or ‘energetic juice’ is comprised of zanahoria, apio, batabel, tomato/carrot, celery, beets, and tomato. Though it sounded healthy, with our body not being accustomed to healthy foods, we opted to purchase an orange juice, which was delicious and cost $3 and some change.
El Rincon Azteca, 1752 West North Avenue, p: 773-770-3531. Hours are Monday-Thursday 7AM-10PM; Fri/Sat 7AM-2AM, and Sunday 9AM-2PM.