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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A wide selection of Southwestern items many with a distcint Z'Tejas twist. The chorizo stuffed tenderloin is fabulous but you better be hungry since its quite filling. The stuffed peppers and chili relenos are great as well and the list goes on. My wife makes a meal out of the shrimp with guacamole appetizer.

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Mesa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went to Z'Tejas for Mother's Day. Got there early, wife had a nice/spicey Bloody Mary, me Jameson. Bartender was a sweetheart, but $21 for two drinks? Seemed a little much. Ordered Fajitas... quick recommendation: don't order Fatijas. Small portion, over cooked, not tasty. Son and his girlfriend had a salad and burrito. $70? Too much for small portions and little... More 

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We've been to Z'Tejas in Tempe several times recently as it is convenient to ASU Gammage and you can have a relatively quick, inexpensive dinner before an event. The food is good, as is the service. Our waitresses have always been friendly and efficient. At happy hour they offer several different Margaritas for $5, and the Chambord Marg is fabulous... More 

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Potomac, MD, USA
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54 reviews 54 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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289 reviews 289 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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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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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?