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Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill

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Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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20 West 6th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281 (Mill Ave.)
West on 6th Street just west of Mill Avenue.
480-377-1170
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our fresh, flavorful and innovative menus showcase the bold and robust...
Our fresh, flavorful and innovative menus showcase the bold and robust flavors of Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. We take traditional ingredients, spices and cooking techniques from around the South to create a taste without borders
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Did not disappoint

After strolling couple blocks scouting for a place to eat at 9.30 pm on weekday night, we finally settled here. Supposed to be a southwest specialty, although I thought this was mexican, given the name. Anyway, I had salmon with miso sauce, that tasted perfect and healthy with all the veges and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
SanD1234567
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Potomac, MD, USA
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Potomac, MD, USA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

After strolling couple blocks scouting for a place to eat at 9.30 pm on weekday night, we finally settled here. Supposed to be a southwest specialty, although I thought this was mexican, given the name. Anyway, I had salmon with miso sauce, that tasted perfect and healthy with all the veges and brown rice. Even the IPA beer on draft... More 

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Neotsu
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is my third year of vacationing in Tempe and my third year of Happy Hours at Z'Tejas. The Margaritas are great, but watch out--they don't skimp on the tequila just because it's the happy hour price. The appetizer menu is extensive and everything is at least good and some things (Street Tacos and Tejas Trio) are great. There is... More 

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Madrid
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281 reviews 281 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nothing more than basic southern food to fill up. I tasted some pasta with chicken and it was OK. Complimentary corn bread was also quite tasty. Service was ok-ish and quite fast. Good option for the price

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ordered the Tejas Trio for an appetizer. The chile con queso was delicious. I ordered the baked seafood enchilada with rice and beans. I thought it was very good. Others ordered the steak burrito and also thought the food was very good. The service was lacking, even though it was a Monday evening and not busy. We had to... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place offers an excellent happy hour from 3-7pm! We had $5 frozen margs (which do have a good amount of booze in them), followed with some delicious chips, guac, and queso. We stayed for dinner and had a great time with the staff. I wanted to take the tankard from my Tejas Mule but was instead offered a pin... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Walking around Mill Street trying to find something other than a pub or a chain restaurant can be a challenge. Z'Tejas is different. Looks a bit upscale from the outside but on the inside the atmosphere felt fresh and casual and the prices were reasonable. The menu offered a good variety of Mexican and southwest dishes. The food was well... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

14 friends gathered in Tempe for spring training. They were able to get us all a table at 7 pm in a very busy season. The service was excellent with two servers assigned; plus back-up from runners. The food was really good and reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere; valet parking right out from and close to a parking garage. Really good... More 

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Jackson
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The close proximity to ASU makes this a great location to meet with friend for fajitas, brothers for burritos or exes for enchiladas. The outdoor seating provides for a street cafe atmosphere and the indoor seating is more like a sports bar. The food is imaginative and Tasty. Service was excellent.

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Lihue
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went with business associates during happy hour. Margaritas were OK - not great - perhaps even a bit below average in taste and selection. Some of us really enjoyed our meals - highly recommend the chile relleno with chicken - but other did not enjoy. Staff were college kids that seemed pretty confused as times with the seating. All-in-all we... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Absolutely DELICIOUS mushroom enchiladas with mango salsa. Our server was very proficient and the entire staff was friendly and welcoming.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 West 6th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
    (Mill Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: West on 6th Street just west of Mill Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: 480-377-1170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Our fresh, flavorful and innovative menus showcase the bold and robust flavors of Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. We take traditional ingredients, spices and cooking techniques from around the South to create a taste without borders
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?