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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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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 17
    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
A great evening out

After many days enjoying fresh seafood, it was time to enjoy fresh Mexican and my wife, son and I followed the recommendations to Zapoteca. We enjoyed a great dinner with drinks, a variety of appetizers including chips and salsas, guacamole and queso and some wonderful entrees. The service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After many days enjoying fresh seafood, it was time to enjoy fresh Mexican and my wife, son and I followed the recommendations to Zapoteca. We enjoyed a great dinner with drinks, a variety of appetizers including chips and salsas, guacamole and queso and some wonderful entrees. The service was very attentive, the accommodations were very nice (casual but not too... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I will never return to this restaurant. Ever. And it's not because of the food. It's because of the slowest service EVER. We sat down and ordered (4 of us, not a big party...). We ordered 3 small plates and 3 entries. We waited HALF AN HOUR for the small plates. Then, after they had been cleared we waited FORTY... More 

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, New Hampshire, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent casual restaurant. Food included Lobster Ceviche, Guacamole, Margharitas, Enchiladas and desserts left us wanting to come back. Next visit will be weekday-too much noise for our liking on a Saturday evening.

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Duluth, Georgia
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food here is actually pretty good. They have some tasty appetizers and nice menu selections. The margaritas are offered with unique ingredients; some taste nice. The service though was terribly slow. The atmosphere is actually comfortable.

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Syracuse, New York
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I did not expect to expect to be eating Mexican food in Portland Maine. I am so glad that we stopped in here on a Sunday night. The Salsa Verde with tortilla chips was served warm and was very tasty. Our dinner orders took a little while to come out but our waitress was very attentive and supplied us with... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Melon flavored Magherita with a bit of of a bite, guacamole chunky style, mini fish tacos, chicken tacquitas-these are just a few of my favorite things on the happy hour menu. What a nice way to spend a very happy hour!

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South Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My son and I recently enjoyed brunch at Zapoteca. They had a great menu with lots of delicious choices and their cocktail list is to die for! We really enjoyed our meal and look forward to eating there in the near future!! http://havebudgetwilltravel.blogspot.com/2015/08/zapoteca-restaurant-brunch-review.html

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?