A new pizza spot in Allen has opened with a novel twist. Called Pizza Azteca, it supplements the usual lineup of pies with pizzas that boast a Mexican theme.
The shop is at 1206 E. Main St., formerly home to Pizza Guy, and does take-out only, although there are a couple of picnic benches in front.
The menu has your prototypical options like pepperoni, carnivore, sausage, and spinach.
But it also has:
- Fajita pizza with beef fajita strips, onions, bell pepper, and tomato
- Chorizo pizza with beans, chorizo, onion, tomato, and bell pepper
- Al pastor pizza with pork, onion, serrano pepper, and extra mozzarella
Founder Enrique Castelan says he wanted to incorporate his Mexican heritage but also to offer something unique.
"I'm one of those people who craves something different," Castelan says. "If I'm eating pizza, I want something different from the usual."
Allen is his second location. He opened the first Pizza Azteca in December 2017 in Dallas, at 2914 W. Davis St. That location is part of a beer and wine store, and also does primarily take-out. But he's earned the love of the Oak Cliff locals for quick delivery and great pizza served hot.
The dough is made in-house and pizzas are available with a wide variety of toppings and options.
There's a cheeseburger pizza with ground beef plus cheddar and mozzarella cheeses; and a veggie pizza with spinach, black olives, peppers, mushrooms, and onions.
They also do chicken wings, which are oven-baked, not fried. They're available with the usual battery of sauces such as Buffalo, mango-habanero, BBQ, lemon pepper, extra hot, and "devil's fire."
To enhance your meal, there are two salads, Caesar and Greek, plus steak fries, which you can order with a side of ranch dressing.
The dough doesn't stop at the pizza: They make cinnamon rolls in-house and offer cheesecake for dessert.
Prices start at $8 for a 12-inch pizza but go all the way to $50 for a mega-sized pizza that spans 30 inches across.
The final cherry on the sundae: Jalapenos are free on every pizza.