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Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria

Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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505 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-3931
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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All 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
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was to be one of the best Mexican restaurants North of Boston. Maybe it was but not today....Well, we came in at 11:30 as it opened and another couple came in just after us. Took 15 min for the waiter to come to our table and another 15 min. to get our margaritas. Ok, so I may be picky... More 

Thank Swdumont
Portland, Me, United States
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is fantastic, and its not really my cup o' tea. big portion entrees, interesting small plates and reasonable drink pricing adds up to fun. 3 of us ordered either pork or chicken enchiladas...three soft tacos filled with pulled meat, smothered in sauce with a rich side of black beans. She got a stupendous Pork Shank that was... More 

Thank Mark F
Portland, Maine
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious, authentic,creative Mexican foo f. Had brunch there on Sat. Waitress was lovely. I had huevos rancheros and my daughter had duck tacos. Best margarita I have ever had. Shaken and served at the table. The price was very reasonable, too!

Thank ChrisMVSS
Bangor, Maine
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is excellent. The best margarita I've had in the states. The food is authentic and incredible. All fresh ingredients and the Chef def. knows what authentic Mexican food should taste like. I tried the chicken enchiladas and they were the best I've had. The bartender was awesome and she was super friendly and helpful with the menu. I... More 

Thank Dew-it2it
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fabulous cocktails and fresh Mexican food beautifully presented. The lobster tacos were delicious. The warm salsas were very good. We ate everything!

1 Thank butterfly63
Portland, Maine
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Full disclosure: when a friend of mine suggested we try this place I'll admit I was skeptical. I had seen the menu previously online and it seemed limited to me. I had no reason to be what so ever. I don't think I've ever really realized how many truly wonderful flavors there are with this type of menu. I did... More 

Thank SPlum B
Stoughton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was unimpressed with Zapoteca. My wife LOVES tequila, especially trying new silver tequilas. Zapoteca billed itself as having the MOST blue agave tequila north of NYC! So, a perfect place to take my wife on our Portland vacation, right? Er, no. We made a reservation and I expected to be seated in the dining room. Instead, we were seated... More 

Thank JayJKelley
Harpswell, Maine
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We had wanted to try Zapoteca for some time, so had really looked forward to good food and pleasant conversation. We were not disappointed in the first -- my pork shank was quite tasty, as were the two ceviches, for example. As for conversation, that was all but impossible, due to the din of voices. It took most of the... More 

Thank EJStann
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We just happened upon this restaurant and wanted a casual, kid-friendly dinner The restaurant was clean, trendy ambiance. There were a few families already seated, so we thought why not. The staff was nice and accommodating. They didn't have a kids menu, but offered to make an enchilada, quesadilla or tacos with chicken, pork, or cheese and a side of... More 

Thank Andrea A
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant several times now and am always impressed by the freshness and quality of the food. Starting with the fresh made (no mix) Margaritas to the amazing guacamole, you will know that this is no "standard" Mexican fare. If you love great Mexican food, then you must try Zapoteca - you will not be disappointed.

Thank Christine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-3931
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207.772.8242

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