Plaza Azteca Restaurante Mexicano serves authentic Mexican dishes with fine ingredients and fresh homemade salsa. 

You’ll find all the authentic Mexican entrees you love on the menu at Plaza Azteca, including classic enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, nachos and fajitas. Combination meals are available for lunch and dinner. The popular table side guacamole is made with fresh avocados and is an entertaining way to start your meal. Of course, you’ll want to wash everything down with a tangy and sweet margarita.

In addition to the typical Mexican cuisine favorites, you’ll discover more unique options on the menu, including Tortilla Soup and Papa (Potato) Soup. There are a variety of salads to choose from as well as a typical Taco Salad. Consider the Condesa Salad with grilled chicken over mixed greens with pico de gallo, sesame, sunflower seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds and chef’s special pasilla dressing, which is beautifully presented. You can explore Mexican fare with chicken, beef and seafood entrees. There’s also a vegetarian menu with a variety of options.

The elegant decor at Plaza Azteca surpasses what you might expect for a Mexican restaurant, making it a great place for a date or an upscale, yet affordable and casual evening out. The restaurant is kid-friendly and has large tables to accommodate families.

The owners of Plaza Azteca are from Jalisco, Mexico, and opened their first restaurant in Virginia Beach in 1994. The Plaza Azteca chain of restaurants now expands to North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Experience the real flavors of Mexico with a meal at Plaza Azteca.

Hours may vary seasonally.


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Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills
*Off-season hours may vary*
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  • Monday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-11:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-10:30pm
  • Sunday11:00AM-09:30PM
Brew Thru

Brew Thru

No trip to the Outer Banks is complete without cruising through Brew Thru, the Outer Banks’ original drive thru convenience store. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing cold beverage of Coke, Pepsi and other soft drinks on the go, stocking up your cooler with refreshments to enjoy at the beach or piling up on beer and wine for a party, Brew Thru is a fun and unique experience all vacationers need to see for themselves.

Drive-Through Beer & Gear

Brew Thru is Your One-Stop Shop at the Beach

The year was 1977, and Dana and Becky Lawrentz were chatting with friends over brews in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. They got to talking about a gas station convenience store in the area that had built a makeshift drive-through. Everyone agreed it would be pretty great if you could actually drive through a convenience store and pick up everything you needed without getting out of the car. But what would you call a place like that?

Well, you’d call it a Brew Thru.

It was an idea they couldn’t shake, so the Lawrentzes moved to the Outer Banks and built the first Brew Thru with the help of a partner. The idea was that people could come buy everything they would need for their trip to the beach—beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, ice—without getting out of the car. That same year, a t-shirt salesman visiting the store and talked them into adding t-shirts to their product line—and 44 years later there are now more than five million Brew Thru t-shirts out in the wild.

The Lawrentzes’ daughter Brandy and her husband Philip Foreman purchased the business from them in 2002, and they now operate five locations across the Outer Banks.“We love being the one-stop shop for folks on the way to their beach house,” Foreman says. “Our car tenders are the friendliest people at the beach. We’re here to greet you, get you everything you need for your trip, load it up in the trunk for you, and have you leaving with a smile on your face.”

The store is quite expansive, featuring more than 100 brands of beer, dozens of wines and even a vast selection of cigars—not to mention all the snacks, t-shirts and other gear. To make ordering a little easier, customers in line get a menu—fondly known as the Summer-y—that outlines everything available at the store. These Summer-ies are also available in many of the beach rentals, which allows vacationers to decide what they want before driving through.

For customers who would like to get out and stretch their legs, there’s the Brew Thru Shop in Kill Devil Hills, where you can find their world famous t-shirts and other gifts. New t-shirt designs are created each year, making a yearly Brew Thru t-shirt a favorite of locals and annual visitors to the Outer Banks.

The Foremans both grew up in the Outer Banks, and they love that Brandy’s parents’ vision for a friendly and convenient place for people to grab their brews and other beach stay essentials is continuing to flourish.

“Our family has been welcoming people to the Outer Banks since 1977,” Foreman says. “We love this beautiful place, and we want everybody to get to enjoy it.”

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