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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Time

Really enjoyed the Margaritas as there is a nice variety of them to pick from. The chicken enchiladas were very good and flavorful and cooked to perfection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Heidi F
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Maine
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southern Maine
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I arrived pretty early on a Friday night after hearing good reviews I've been here years prior and remember having a very decent brunch. We were offered a table right by a door in the middle of an isle and declined until they could seat us in a less crowded area with more leg room since the place was not... More 

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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

For the last 4 or so years we have ended our Maine vacation with dinner here. It is something we look forward to even though it marks the end of vacation. This visit was very disappointing. The guacamole was huge chucks of avocado that was impossible to eat with chips. Not at all what we remember. My enchiladas had a... More 

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Goham, ME
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went to Zapoteca to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, so I wanted it to be "just right". We had salsa and nachos with our drinks and ordered three "small dishes" to share...mussels in tequila, deep fried chicken tacos, and white fish steeped in lemon juice. They were served in sequence and the waitress gave us plenty of time to... More 

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Maine
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Really enjoyed the Margaritas as there is a nice variety of them to pick from. The chicken enchiladas were very good and flavorful and cooked to perfection.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

The margaritas were good. Also the warm salsa verde was delicious. But our waitress didn't look too happy to be working and the entrees were bland. My fiancée and j got the chicken and pork enchiladas. Though the sauces were good the meats were absolutely flavorless, tasted like they were boiled and wrapped in a tortilla.

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Bangor, Maine
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The owner/host is charming, the decor really cool, and the food and drinks are fabulous! The flights have helpful little cards to explain each type of tequila. These are essential. (Have been to other places in the country that don't use them and you leave never remembering what you drank. . .)

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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