We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria

$$$
Mexican
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
505 Fore Street, Portland, ME
207.772.8242
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 277 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 124
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Much better than last visit . . .

They were really on their game on Friday night. Have been convinced that the food is better Th-Sat for dinner in the last year or so. Everything we had was outstanding - chicken taquitos, lobster ceviche, pork enchiladas and the stuffed jalapenos. Would love to see some specials with maybe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
HDMM
,
Great Falls, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

277 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Rockport, Maine
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been in love with this restaurant for years now, and up until today I have raved about it and told a great many friends to go there. The food is creative, full of flavor, and presented with class... But today was different. It used to be that if you stopped by for lunch, nothing on the entire menu... More 

Helpful?
Thank ianrob10
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Need I say more? Came in for late night (10:00pm) light bites and cocktails and ended up finding out they were out of avocados and tamales. Good food otherwise for what they had available. Drinks were good. Overall good value. Host legitimately said 'What exactly are you looking for?' when we walked in, and then after seating us went to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lauren W
New Hampshire
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This is not your typical Mexican restaurant, but that is why it is so great. A bit upscale from places that serve tacos and burritos. All the food we had was delicious, well seasoned and not heavy. They had a separate vegetarian menu if you ask for it. We made reservations online for 10 people, arrived on time and our... More 

Helpful?
Thank dreamtravelers
Great Falls, Virginia
Level Contributor
222 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

They were really on their game on Friday night. Have been convinced that the food is better Th-Sat for dinner in the last year or so. Everything we had was outstanding - chicken taquitos, lobster ceviche, pork enchiladas and the stuffed jalapenos. Would love to see some specials with maybe enchiladas or soft tacos, maybe one with extra heat -... More 

Helpful?
Thank HDMM
Manchester, Connecticut
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Zapoteca offers a separate vegetarian menu with options to make some selections vegan. We tried the Salsa Pepita, Setas de Salsa de Chile Rojo, and Relleno de Quinoa y Frijoles Negros. The salsa was thick like a hummus and delicious - especially with the freshly-fried tortilla chips. The mushroom dish was incredible, with an almost steak-like texture. The sauce was... More 

Helpful?
Thank instantxkarmaa
Gorham, Maine
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The service was pretty marginal, but could be forgiven if the food was good. Had duck - extremely tough and chewy. It was like jerky. A party of four and no one loved their meal. All so-so.

Helpful?
Thank lg1293
Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Love this place! Excellent quality food that happens to be Mexican. Some local flair added in...my favorite is the lobster guacamole. Yum! Don't miss half price apps 4-6 pm.

Helpful?
Thank Beth N
boston,ma
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Wandered in here on Saturday night. Found some seats at the bar. Bartenders made some excellent margaritas. They are super busy, so it was hard to flag them down. Get the guacamole. So awesome.

Helpful?
Thank akellymc
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

It was a quiet Saturday morning inside this restaurant, but the greeting and service were excellent. Food was impressive with its layers of good flavors. I had the carnitas puerco y huevos. Excellent! I asked about a not-too-sweet sangria, and the bartender accommodated me nicely. I would like to make a return visit for dinner.

Helpful?
Thank James M
Williamsburg, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Wandered in here late night hoping they had flan. They did and it was delicious. Wish the portion size was a bit bigger. Service was good, but not great. Drinks were good. I'd go back.

Helpful?
Thank JTherk

Travelers who viewed Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria also viewed

 

Been to Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
  • Good for: Bar scene
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?