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Zanz Mexican Restaurant

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1041 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-6143
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Iona, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We don't get to Mankato often, but when we do we always go to zans for tacos and of course cheese chilito's. We've been going for 30 years. The last one was as delicious as the first one I had. We always get some to take home. We have been known to drive 2 hours for a cheese chilito

Thank Tim H
Newmarket, ON
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I like 'old school' - this fast food restaurant provides fresh food - warm and tasty - the burrito was served hot and was very enjoyable. the prices are amazing. The decor and wall menus are from at least 10 years ago ... classic good food. will try and visit again before I leave to sample more items.

Thank gbuttress
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Chilitos. Gotta have 'em! One of my favorite Mankato foods for over 30 years! It's fun that it looks just the same as when I was a kid. However, that also means to a Mankato visitor it just looks a little old inside the restaurant. But we are usually on the run anyway so we get bags full to go:)

Thank LMRMNtraveler
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

How does anyone like this place? Their food is awful! "Cheaper" than Taco Bell but more expensive. If you are a hung over stoner, this may be the place for you.

1 Thank TobyTheTiger
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Went here first time about 5 years ago, but not impressed. Today i stopped in again to give it another try and try the chilitos. I guess they were okay...messy and nothing special. I will say however that the 4-5 young ladies working were extremely loud and obnoxious. Seriously to the point of making the experience quite unpleasant. They were... More 

Thank 626KD
Mankato, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

An absolute establishment of Mankato known mostly for only one menu item the all mighty Cheese Chilito.

Thank KTMmanSAM
Kings mills
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Wish I could get cheese chilitos everywhere I live so stop a lot when I come back to visit Mankato...have been eating them for forty years!

Thank Sc2sd2oh
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Been going to Zanz since I was a kid. Now I bring my kids in to enjoy the delicious burritos and chilitos. The building is old, the staff is ever changing, and the roof leaks when it rains. But all of this oddly adds to the charm. For my family, Zanz is a rite of passage and we love it.

Thank SoulJahGyal
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We have recently found ourselves back at Zanz and nothing has changed. The food still tastes great and the building still looks the same. Since the Mexican Village closed Zanz has the best Tex-Mex style food in town. We're back to being regulars, and loving it. I have been there many times when customers are purchasing items in large quantities... More 

Thank Moparjim
Mankato, Minnesota
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

If you've never had a cheese chilito you are in for a treat. The food is made fresh and is a good value. The menu isn't large and the decor is very dated. It's a rare treasure that is a local legend!

Thank 296rk22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Mexican, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-6143
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: 507-388-4789

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