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Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria

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505 Fore Street, Portland, ME
207.772.8242
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 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: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 112
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Portland Style Mexican

I had the lobster tacos, which turned out to be a whole lobster cooked in duck fat, served with black beans, salsa and tortillas. It was delicious. The margaritas were good, not great. The chips and salsa was extra but you had many choices of salsas. The chips were not great. We also had the duck... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Purkinji
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I had the lobster tacos, which turned out to be a whole lobster cooked in duck fat, served with black beans, salsa and tortillas. It was delicious. The margaritas were good, not great. The chips and salsa was extra but you had many choices of salsas. The chips were not great. We also had the duck and Brussels sprouts. There... More 

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Falmouth, Maine, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Zapoteca tonight with another couple, and it was a great disappointment. For starters, it took a very long time to get a drink. At one point, three of us had drinks at the table, but it took 10 more minutes to get the fourth. The next round was even slower, and the restaurant and bar were only... More 

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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Really enjoyed the Lobster Bisque & Margaritas and found out that they have happy hour specials and will definitely go back for that. Also, sampled three of the salsa liked the Salsa Verde and Roja but not so much the De Anacardo. Will try the other ones the next time. The entrée was pretty small I ordered a fish dish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Average food, average space, way above average price. Living in Texas kinda spoils you. Very difficult parking downtown Portland on a Friday night.

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Bermuda
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is our third time here while visiting Portland again. Great margaritas and wonderful Mexican cuisine. Our favorites are the Guacamole and the Ceviche for appetizers. The entrees are all good. The meats are very tender with lots of flavors. Service and staff are very good.

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Dayton, Maine, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Unique Mexican restaurant in downtown Portland with a kick. Most food is made with spicy peppers so if you enjoy spicy food, here you go! We had the Carnitas de Puerco and Pollo con Mole Poblano which had quite a quick. Highly recommend the prickly pear margarita and the Pinarita cocktail which were both really good. Staff was friendly, takes... More 

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Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We arrived in Portland on a super cold Friday night and Zapoteca was close to the hotel so we thought we would give it a try. I started with the Cucumber Guava margarita, which was really good. We decided to get the guacamole and three of the salsas. We couldn't decide between the many choices so went wih the waitresses... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Outstanding Mexican cuisine with an upscale flair! This restaurant is situated just down the street from the crowded dining area of the city. Food preparation is creative, and ingredients are very fresh. Noted for its tequilas and margaritas as well as the food, do not pass up the opportunity to try one of the many drink selections. We had the... More 

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Simsbury, CT
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Made some last minute reservations and did not regret it. Most interesting salsas I have ever had--smoked cashews ground with jalapenos? Still thinking about how good that was! Great chips. Great drinks. Cauliflower steak with black garlic with a chipotle raisin sauce--wow! Amazing. Boys had carnitas and enchiladas--less unique but still delicious. Service was very good. Only downside was that... More 

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Sabattus, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were able to get reservations for Saturday night, and went with another couple for dinner. I did find the drinks to be excellent one of the best margaritas I have ever had, Natalie was our server and I thought she was great, not all over you but there and friendly when you needed her. I read another review that... More 

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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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?