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Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria

505 Fore Street, Portland, ME
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Ranked #89 of 539 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Watermelon and Habanero Margarita - sweet and hot, not too much of either. Lobster Guacamole - chunky and perfect to taste.Enchiladas Camarones and Puerco won over the Ccarne Asada in diner delightedness though there were no real losers, and everything came back around with the duo of Flan, each one a few bites of dense (more dense than you'd think)... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is not your average Mexican restaurant folks. Shannon Bard is a culinary wizard and puts these amazing ingredients together to create fabulously wonderful dining options. This restaurant should be on any foodie's list visiting or living in Maine. Plus if you like Margaritas... these are the best I've ever tasted!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Chef Shannon Bard (recent 4 time winner on Kitchen Inferno) did it again with a fabulous 6 course tasting dinner on New Years Eve. Along with outstanding food, Tom (her co-owner husband) for each course chose the perfect margarita, wine or mezcal pairings . We eat at Zapoteca about 6 times a year and are never disappointed.

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York Beach, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I had heard good things about Zapoteca and was looking forward to trying it. However, I have to say our meal was pretty lackluster. We were the first ones there for lunch. I ordered the Mexican caesar salad with chicken. A few minutes after ordering, the waitress came back and said they were out of the chicken. How can you... More 

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Portland, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I loveeeeee their food. I have dreams about their guacamole and margaritas. First thing's first, make a reservation. If you don't you will be waiting forever, or worse, end up playing musical chairs with the bar to score a seat there. I don't mind sitting at the bar, the bartender who seems to be running the whole show behind it... More 

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2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

In town for the weekend from Boston, we'd spent the day walking around Portland with our two kids ages 7 and 9. Friends had raved about this restaurant so, famished and tired, we trekked across town for dinner, though it was only 4 pm. The full dinner menu wasn't open yet but the owner graciously gave us a large quiet... More 

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126 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went to Zapoteca on a week night with a co-worker. We got there just before the happy hour ended and were able to order a couple of 1/2 price appetizers and got $2 off each of our margaritas. The place was probably 1/2 full when we arrived. The appetizers we got were the guacamole and the chips with 3... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I used the find a table button on my trip advisor app and it worked awsome. Make sure that you get a reservation the place fills up fast. Half price drinks and appetizers during happy hour can't be beat. Lobster guacamole WOW! They have great margaritas that are made with fresh ingredients. I would recommend this place to everyone.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

After reading such positive reviews, I was really looking forward to dining at Zapoteca on a recent trip through Portland, and I was expecting to be hugely impressed with my experience there. Unfortunately I came away wondering what all the fuss was about - nothing particularly wrong, but nothing especially wonderful either. My husband and I tried 2 different varieties... More 

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Kittery Point, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We got a late reservation for our friends and us and hoped that the noise would not be too much of a problem but it was. The food is very creative Mexican cuisine, Chef Bard knows her stuff. Hint, do get Chips and Salsa and try at least three of the salsas. The plates to share are all excellent but... 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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