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Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria

505 Fore Street, Portland, ME
207.772.8242
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Ranked #87 of 537 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
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
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is the second time we visited Zapoteca Restaurant. We went the first time because we had heard so many great reviews about it. We weren't thrilled with the menu but we figured that was our own personal tastes, so when there was a coupon offered, we decided to try it again. We made a reservation, arrived early and they... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ordered drinks which were both to spicy. Food came and both again full of spice. I used a living social coupon and still was discussed. I have another coupon anyone want it? Never going back, disgusting!!!

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Perth-Andover, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I ate here on a recent visit to Portland because it was recommended to me by a friend. We came early so were in time for the happy hour. This meant that drinks were $2 off and apps were half price. The drinks were wonderful and very different to what I have had before. We ordered 3 apps between the... More

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Durham, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is our third visit and it far surpassed all others. Found a quiet time, late afternoon on Sunday. It is noisy and we prefer it a bit quieter. The wait staff is excellent. Have always commented each time about their professionalism etc. The food was excellent. Go outside the box when you order and you will not be disappointed.

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New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I had a really good dinner here on a recent business trip! I sat at the bar and Jessica was my server and bartender! She was great. I had two habanero / watermelon margaritas. They were awesome! I ordered three salsa's with chips that were excellent! I also ordered the jalapeño relleno's and a meat dish. All of it was... More

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Second visit to the restaurant. All four of us enjoyed the presentation and tastiness of our meals. Service was very good. Drinks are pricey, Margaritas are excellent. Really enjoy going to this gourmet restaurant. We will return.

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Charleston, SC
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food, service & ambience were all superb. We started with tequila flights, then ceviche, and outstanding mole dishes (one fish with yellow mole, the other beef with mole negro). Spectacular. Mexican cuisine is far more complex than the stuff in tortillas you find everywhere. It's a pleasure to see upscale, delicious Mexican cuisine.

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Portland, Maine
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Been meaning to try this place for ages, basically ever since I moved to Portland, and can finally say I've been here now! They are obviously known for their margaritas which is half the reason I went. Got the mezcal-rita, the ramorita, and something else. All were great and will be back for the drink alone! That said the chicken... More

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Cape Elizabeth Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

In the past, I have rated this restuarant a 5 and was very impressed. However, I had a pretty rough dining experience there recently. The most egregious problem by far was my husband's dish. He does not eat meat or shellfish so he ordered the chili rellenos. Make that chili relleno. Filled with quinoa and sitting on a large puddle... More

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Los Angeles
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Excellent, creative Mexican restaurant with many familiar selections as well as unique and wonderfully prepared and flavored dishes. Handsome decor and caring service. Two dining rooms; one a bit more bustling and noisy than the other. Tasteful and unusual decor.

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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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