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Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria

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Mexican
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505 Fore Street, Portland, ME
207.772.8242
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 47
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  • 16
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the guac

We showed up on a Friday with no reservation and they put us on a high top with no wait. This is a clean, stylish restaurant with friendly and prompt staff. The restaurant is a little more expensive than what we normally do, but the food was well worth it. I definitely recommend trying the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
adawn75
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Belfast, Maine
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Belfast, Maine
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We showed up on a Friday with no reservation and they put us on a high top with no wait. This is a clean, stylish restaurant with friendly and prompt staff. The restaurant is a little more expensive than what we normally do, but the food was well worth it. I definitely recommend trying the guacamole as an app. I... More 

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Waterville, Me
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is the second time I have eaten at Zapoteca, a neat little upscale Mexican restaurant in Portland, Maine's Old Port. We happened to hit it during happy hour so all drinks were two dollars off. I had a classic margarita on the rocks. It was great because it wasn't too sweet. We had a "small plate" consisting of guacamole... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The atmosphere, service and food were very good. I chose a vegetarian option and it was very flavorful. I also ordered the watermelon habanero margarita and it was delicious. I would highly recommend this place during your visit to Portland.

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

For the amount of money, $240 for 4 with drinks and no dessert, I can think of 2 other Mexican restaurants that are a fraction of the cost, the chips and salsa are free and better tasting, and the food is just as satisfying, though not as artful. My biggest complaint was the noise level. We couldn't hear each other... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you are in the mood for the typical Mexican food, this is not the pace to go. However, all of the food is very good and is Mexican with an updated taste. More of a high-end style menu. Service was very good. Have the Watermelon Habanero Margarita, its delicious.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Were so excited to find such a creative Mexican themed Restaurant and only one block from our hotel. And by no means a Mwxican Restaurant, much better! Fantastic Specially Drink menu featuring a nice assortment of tequila, Mezcals and other creative offerings. Tried the 5 Salsa assortment "WOW"! The Lobster Poblano and Corn Bisque "Fantastic "!!! A Filet and Enchilada... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Being from New Mexico and now living in Portland, I long for good Mexican food, so was excited to try Zapoteca. Wow!! What a stupendous gastronomic experience! Muy bueno!! Started off with the guacamole and chips as an appetizer and it was to die for! Just enough spice, and huge whole chunks of avocado - there was plenty for 3... More 

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Weathersfield, VT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have posted 2 previous rave reviews for Zapoteca in the past. My husband & I arrived into town last night & his comment was 'well- we know we want to start the night at Zapoteca!!' Upon arrival (around 820pm) the bar was full, but there was a couple with their paid bill infront of them. So we decided we'... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Big plus at Zapoteca is the free valet parking. So, that got my dinner off to a great start. Upon entering, we checked in with the hostess for our reservation. We were acknowledged, but the hostess didn't tell us what to expect (ie: would we be seated in two minutes, ten minutes, twenty?), so we awkwardly lingered by the entrance.... More 

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southern Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I arrived pretty early on a Friday night after hearing good reviews I've been here years prior and remember having a very decent brunch. We were offered a table right by a door in the middle of an isle and declined until they could seat us in a less crowded area with more leg room since the place was not... More 

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Additional Information about Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria

Address: 505 Fore Street, Portland, ME
Phone Number: 207.772.8242
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 505 Fore Street, Portland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207.772.8242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?