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Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill

#127 of 2,966 Restaurants in Austin
#138 of 3,267 Places to Eat in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Downtown
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
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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 - 10:00 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, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Very good Tex Mex

Nice low key Tex Mex establishment about a mile from downtown. Family friendly and great options on the menu. Its worth the taxi cab ride from the downtown hotels.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Tony G
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Austin, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Z'Tejas has delicious food, and the happy hour specials can't be beat as far as value. I've never had a bad meal at Z'Tejas. The food is always delicious with beautiful presentation. They use fresh, quality ingredients, and there is no high fructose corn syrup in their margarita mix or bar syrups. The table-side guacamole is outstanding. So is the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Nice low key Tex Mex establishment about a mile from downtown. Family friendly and great options on the menu. Its worth the taxi cab ride from the downtown hotels.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We celebrated my nephew's high graduation at Z'Tejas. Reservations were made ahead time. The service was excellent. They even held a cake for us. The atmosphere high energy, but not frenetic. The food was strong across the aboard from green chile' pork nachos to red snapper. The drinks were strong and reasonably priced. Parking is limited, so use the valet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I've been eating at Z Tejas on Sixth Street since the mid-90s. The Tex-Mex menu hasn't changed much, nor does it need to. Pollo omelettes for brunch are outstanding, and the enchiladas at dinner are consistently good. The casual atmosphere, efficient service, and good margaritas make it a favorite restaurant.

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

On our last visit to Austin we walked down from our airbnb to eat. We have eaten here over the years and the menu has changed many times but the food is always really good. We had drinks and several happy hour specials. Everything was delicious.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I went here on a Saturday night thinking I wouldn't have a problem getting a seat since I was solo. Luckily, I was able to sit at the bar, because the wait for a table was over 45 minutes. The bartenders were basically my servers and given that they had to prepare many drinks they were timely and friendly. I... More 

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Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food was good but not exceptional. I had the chicken fried chicken, and would recommend to anyone going. The margarita was great. The parking situation was sketchy at best. There is a small access pathway to the side of the restaurant you can turn down to access parking on the side or back of Z'Tejas. There was no valet... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My partner and I are over from the UK in the middle of a road trip. We arrived in Austin and decided to try this restaurant. During our trip we have experienced several Tex-Mex diners and Z' Tejas ranks very highly on the list. My partners fillet steak was mouthwatering and perfectly cooked. The decor and ambience are appealing however,... More 

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Abilene, TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I ate at the bar. Cool setting. Pretty busy for a Sunday. Nice atmosphere and good service at the bar. Too bad it was ruined by delivery of a luke-warm enchilada and a downright cold rice and cold beans. The main dish had good flavor - I'm guessing it sat waiting to be delivered for longer than it should have.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nothing wrong with corporate food mills. Just don't expect more than that. Not even worth writing at length about this place. If you don't care about food, it's probably fine.

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Additional Information about Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill

Address: 1110 W Sixth St, Austin, TX 78703
Phone Number: (512) 478-5355
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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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