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Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria

505 Fore Street, Portland, ME
207.772.8242
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Ranked #88 of 538 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Portland, Maine
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Birthday dinner visit with my 12-year old. We sampled three different salsas, all were fantastic. The menu is like nothing else in Maine. The ceviche was flavorful but light and fresh tasting at the same time. Love this place.

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The place has nice happy hour deals in the bar and restaurant. They also have wine flights available which was a great way to try different wines. Love that they accept reservations via open table. Had the lobster entrée. It was the whole lobster which is usually difficult to eat in a restaurant. The place made it really easy to... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Well presented, excellent drinks, parking next door. Not the usual fare: subtle flavors and correct serving sizes.

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Suffield, Connecticut
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped in for dinner on a Friday night. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. A Maine take on Mexican food. The appetizers were great and filling.If you like tequila they have an extensive selection.A great place for couples, not for kids.

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were happily pleased by the lunch/brunch we had here. Our only suggestion would be some type of rating of the "hotness" of the meals. Fortunately, both my husband and I like spicy food, so this was fine, but the level of heat was more than expected. The food was very fresh and flavorful, and slightly unusual. We particularly like... More

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Lubbock
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

As they warn you when you come in, they don't serve Tex-Mex - and it isn't much like Mexican food either. However, the food was good and ingredients fresh.. They charge for chips and salsa - seriously????? Beer menu was very limited as was the wine selection. We probably wouldn't go back.

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Holland, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had dinner there and there exhaust system wasn't working. The entire place was filled with smoke so bad you couldn't sit in the dining room. The staff was even holding towels over their noses. I was surprised it didn't sit the fire alarm off. Now to the food, awful sums it up. We had what was compared to steak... More

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Petoskey, Michigan
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281 reviews 281 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This was a great find, right near our hotel. The margaritas are fantastic and you have multiple choices for guacamole and different salsas. Seafood enchiladas were yummy, served with a side of black beans. My husband had chili relenjos that were also tasty. Only minor issue was our waitress, clearly working hard, but had no knowledge of the area when... More

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edwards, Ny
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I think we expected something more Mexican/less trendy. The staff was the best part of the experience. The hostess was able to find us a table on a Friday night, without the 90 minute wait that was happening. The menu was definitely trying to sound upscale Mexican, so the waiter did a great job explaining it-even grabbing a sample of... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Even though the building looks abandoned from the outside. It is modern & cozy inside. The food is amazing! We needed a break from all the seafood, this was truly wonderful meal. The salsa & guacamole were fresh & light. We each had two different enchiladas, each was wonderful. It was a real highlight of our trip! We almost didn't... More

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