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Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill

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Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Mexican
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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 46
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty good place - but uneven service and food

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
rjabel77
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Lihue
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lihue
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I stopped in after reading reviews on how to best fend off my Mexican food craving. The restaurant was just a short walk from my hotel. I sat outside and had a great server - her name was Andi - very helpful on what to choose and attentive. I ended up with the barbacoa enchiladas and they were good -... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Good Service in the restaurant. Food was good and they accommodated special requests. We were from out of town and had the valet park our car. Nobody told us we needed to have the ticket validated and the valet gave us a hard time when we went to leave.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My first time at this location (usually eat at the Phoenix site). Friendly staff. Great drink. Voodoo tuna was a bit spicy, but substantial. Liked the atmosphere- indoor seating is comfortable, outdoor seating is plentiful. The only hassle is parking, but it is in Tempe, so that's par for the course. No complaints.

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Cameron Park, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had a late lunch with appetizers and salads - it was all excellent food and the service was very accommodating and fast.

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Prescott, Az
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great establishment right by ASU in a trendy spot that's a bit tricky to get to. Parking is free valet when validated. There was parking close, but absolutely no spaces available, and we were there at 6:30pm on a Monday. They only had one valet driver the evening I went so it was a few minutes wait for our large... More 

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Taber
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our daughter in Tempe introduced us to this restaurant on our last trip. It was a little tricky to get to but once there the food was amazing. We all ate southwestern cuisine and it was very flavourful. The portions were generous and the cost very reasonable. I would put this on my list to visit again.

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Saukville, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a great dinner at Z'tejas. There was a great variety, and we had the $5 blood mary bar, which was EXCELLENT! I wish there was one closer, as we visited this location on vacation.

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Casa Grand, AZ
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have eaten here several times. If you want a good meal in downtown Tempe in a restaurant with great service and great surroundings, Z'tejas is a solid choice. The menu offers Southwest inspired cuisine with an American fusion twist, along with some Cajun and pizza. The food is excellent as is the service.

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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: Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Mexican

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?