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Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill

#95 of 2,999 Restaurants in Austin
#107 of 3,301 Places to Eat in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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1110 W Sixth St, Austin, TX 78703 (N. Lamar Blvd.)
We are located on the north side W. 6th Street just west of N. Lamar Blvd. between Baylor Street and Blnaco Street.
(512) 478-5355
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: This is where it all started - the original Z'Tejas. We converted it from...
This is where it all started - the original Z'Tejas. We converted it from a turn-of-the-century Victorian house, preserving as much of its Old Austin Character as possible. Today, our cozy nooks and patios are part of the 6th Street legend.Live music plays every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6PM-10PM.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chorizo stuffed tenderloin!

The food was great. Unfortunately, they are in bankruptcy. Staff was a little lacking, guess you'd expect that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Kurtcathy
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

While visiting in Austin we happened upon this restaurant and decided to give it a try. The location is downtown, with free valet parking. The drinks are very good and reasonably priced. My wife had the smoked chilli rellino and I had the rib-eye - I felt like a steak. The waiter suggested not getting the sauces listed on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food was great. Unfortunately, they are in bankruptcy. Staff was a little lacking, guess you'd expect that.

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Amarillo, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is an absolute Austin must! And the location on 6th street is very convenient if you're downtown. It's been 15 years (back then there was only one location at the Arboretum) and the food is still as good or even better than I remember! Started with a Perfect Patrón Margarita and Southwestern Crab Cakes that come with jalapeño rémoulade...... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Z'Tejas has always been a favorite, and our visit this time around didn't disappoint. The chile relleno and the wild mushroom enchiladas are ALWAYS phenomenal!! The cornbread is addictive. Seriously, pace yourself. That is heaven in a pan and WILL spoil your appetite before your entree arrives. LOVE Z'Tejas. We will return ASAP!

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San Mateo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great spot near downtown Austin for a casual lunch or dinner. I frequently come here for business lunches. It's a good value and the food is delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. The mixed drinks were great, the Tejas Trio was really good, and they even gave us a free dessert to celebrate our anniversary. My drink was always full and the food was really good. All in all a very good experience.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had dinner at Z'Tejas this week. Multiple generations from toddler to grandparents. Something for everyone and all were pleased! Interesting light fare entree salads (encrusted ruby trout) and standard Mexican (upscale) fare. Guacamole and chips were fabulous! It's been 12 years or so since we lived here and dined at Z'Tejas and I'm happy to say it's still a... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

They must have very good management here because the food is great and the waitstaff acts like they are happy to see you. Sunday brunch last week and happy hour appetizers this week. We will not only come back, we will recommend to all of our friends. This is a must stop in Austin! Volma was a great waiter, I... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were in town for vacation, and a relative who lives in the area recommended Z Tejas. The service and food were good; the margaritas were a little stingy, the food prices were a little high for the quantity and quality, and parking is difficult. Nevertheless, it is a very attractive venue and an easy place to converse with friends.... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fabulous!!! One of our favorites whenever I am in Austin. Awesome atmosphere, super location, excellent food, great service. They have a super lunch special served b/w 11 & 3 that is a great value and super price!!! Good margaritas & very cold beer!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 W Sixth St, Austin, TX 78703
    (N. Lamar Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: We are located on the north side W. 6th Street just west of N. Lamar Blvd. between Baylor Street and Blnaco Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (512) 478-5355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

This is where it all started - the original Z'Tejas. We converted it from a turn-of-the-century Victorian house, preserving as much of its Old Austin Character as possible. Today, our cozy nooks and patios are part of the 6th Street legend.Live music plays every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6PM-10PM.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?