El Azteca has served Mexican food for 45 years from their century-old “house” on East State Blvd.
The early going was rocky. The cooks quit on opening night and Mexican food was a bit of a novelty in 1973.
What’s the secret to their success? A key ingredient is likely the wide variety of tequila choices – around 160.
The full special “Hidden History – Celebrating Hispanic Heritage” airs Saturday, September 22, at 2 p.m. on WANE-TV.