In 1975, El Azteca was started in a small shopping center in Fairfield, CA. Known by her family as “Ama,” Ama shared her love of cooking by starting her own restaurant business and sharing her authentic Mexican cuisine with the community. With the support of her husband and 11 children Ama started what has now been over 40 years of Authentic Mexican cuisine.
The Vacaville location of El Azteca opened in 1979 and has grown to be a staple in Vacaville. In 1992, Josefina Berumen Ponce, Ama’s daughter, purchased the Vacaville location of El Azteca II. After many years of working in the restaurants she began what has now been her own venture within the restaurant community; all while continuing to use the same recipes and techniques used by her mother. Now after 38 years we would like to share our authentic Mexican cuisine with you!