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Zacatecas Cafe

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2472 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4215
951-683-3939
Today
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always yummy food!

I've been going here for over 25 years. I was born and raised in Riverside and their food has always been delicious and not pricey. Even after the original owners passed away and their children took over, the food and service has been consistently good! Definitely go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
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Hemet
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Hemet
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I've been going here for over 25 years. I was born and raised in Riverside and their food has always been delicious and not pricey. Even after the original owners passed away and their children took over, the food and service has been consistently good! Definitely go!

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Riverside, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

First impression: Entering from the rear - (parking is in the rear) the first thing you pass is the restrooms - and we both noticed a heavy cleaner/disinfectant smell, that was evident all the way toward the front - and we sat way toward the front. We'd seen their website, and watched the local "Inland Empire" critic Allan Borgen in... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

In addition to their excellent authentic Mexican food, the second generation of Medina's (as did their mother and father) employ family who in turn treat their customers like family. Their great service and warm conversation makes you feel like a guest in their home. There is a huge contingent of regular cutomers who travel near and far to eat here... More 

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Riverside, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Family run small restaurant. Very good Mexican food prepared by the owners. Cheerful and friendly. Inexpensive place to join a friend for lunch. Not fancy. An historical landmark.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This place is so great. Love the food and love the service. YUMMY!

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Southern Calif.
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Zacatecas isn't fancy, but it is good food with good service. The atmosphere is really basic, but if you want basic, good food, this is your place!

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Philadelphia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Went to a rehearsal dinner here in their banquet room. The food was excellent.

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Riverside, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

Family run & owned, delicious Mexican food! I love the basics here, taco, enchiladas - the chips are warm and so is the dip. It isn't what most restaurants serve, it is a unique blended sauce served warm, you can add more spice if you are up for it. I even saw it on the Huell Howser Show "California Gold"... More 

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orange county
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2009

zacatecas cafe is one of the best restaurants in riverside hands down!!!! ive been too many places and nothing comes close to zacs ! Its very family friendly, and very clean!!! templo del sol or any other restaurant , cant beat it!!! the best !! so if your looking for good mexican food at good prices !! come here! you... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2009

It is a bit difficult to be objective about Zacatecas, as I have such an appreciation for their history. My family and I first ate at their original location many years ago and will always have a fondness for Olga and Luz. It has been many years, though, since we have been back, and although the food was still very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2472 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: 951-683-3939

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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