Don't be intimidated if you're not well versed in Spanish because this little family-owned restaurant caters to the whole Columbia Pike community, which, by the way, is about as global as they come.Although it's not required, you might want to brush up on your español before you come to Restaurante Abi Azteca. See, it's always a great sign to walk into a Mexican and Latin American restaurant and hear most people speaking Spanish. Alas, don't be intimidated if you're not well versed in this language of love because this little family-owned restaurant caters to the whole Columbia Pike community, which, by the way, is about as global as they come. Need proof? Just look up at the wall of hats, ranging from Ghanian straw hats to French berets, all given to the restaurant by happy regulars from around the world. Speaking of happy regulars, hi! Count us in. From the crab pupusas, which you won't find on any other menu anywhere, to the more traditional Latin American fare like the overstuffed burritos, tacos and tamales, Abi Azteca knows what's up, probably because the owners are extremely hands on. "I cook, too," said owner Sandra Claros, who told us about an enchilada special she made one day that proved so popular it ended up on the regular menu. But enough readin', it's time to eat.
Crab Pupusa, $2.99
Carne Asada, $12.99
Fajita de Pollo, $12.95
Burrito de Chicharrones, $8.95
Tacos al Carbón, $8.95
Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.