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“Great fun night”

Zacatecas Tacos + Tequila
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Ranked #68 of 1,769 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Zacatecas is an authentic Mexican taqueria and tequila bar located in Nob Hill, Albuquerque created by Chef Mark Kiffin. Named for a region in central Mexico known for its classic, cross cultural blend of foods and recipes, Zacatecas offers a variety of soft tacos with fresh, organic ingredients and a Margarita bar featuring tequilas and beer exclusively from Mexico. Lunch and dinner menus include gourmet Mexican tacos (our shrimp tacos were featured on NM Style) served on warm Corn Tortillas, Tortas, Antojitos (appetizers), Postres (desserts), and classic Mexican specialties. Zacatecas also offers a bar menu featuring Signature Cocktails, South of the Border Specialties, Build-Your-Own Margaritas, Delicious Infusions, and an extensive selection of Tequila and Mezcal to compliment your dining experience. In addition to the food, part of the excitment at Zacatecas is the wide variety of events such as Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull decorating, and Tequila Dinners!
Calgary, Canada
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334 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Great fun night”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Our dining experiences in Albuqerque had not been stellar, so we didn't know what to expect.

It was a weekend night and there was a bit of a line-up. However, there was a band playing so we decided to wait for a table. And we are glad we did.

My husband and I had different tacos and margaritas and everything was good. Service was also good. Music was lively and great fun.

We had a very fun night, would recommend and would go back again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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458 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
“Our newest favorite!”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Turned on to this place by a friend, we fell in love with the food from the first bite and the romance remained strong all the way through to dessert. This restaurant joins other upscale Mexican food restaurants we have experienced in Cabo San Lucas, Zacatecas and Santa Barbara in quality of the plated delights and in value for your money. What we had and can heartily recommend is: empanadas de hongos and the queso fundido to begin, tacos of carne asada and rock cod, and the churros for dessert. The prickly pear margarita should also not be missed. From the jovial banter with our mustachioed waiter to the modern aesthetic of the interior design to the scrumptious food, this restaurant is now our not-to-be missed place to eat whenever we go to Albuquerque...our only disappointment is that there is not a sister eatery in our town. Go and Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2013
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Lansing, Michigan
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good but...”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

So I ordered the cod tacos and my dH ordered the pork belly tacos for lunch. We also ordered the "award winning huac." So the tacos were fresh, and had a flavorful taste (the spicing and slaw on the fish tacos was particularly good), but given the cost ($10 for two tacos), it simply was not worth it. Black beans (or any sides for that matter) were extra. With some restructuring of the menu this place could be good, but for now, there are too many other good mexican food options to pay these prices -- even for upscale-mexican.

  • Visited August 2013
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Santa Fe, NM
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Yummy and tasty!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Zacatecas is a great place to have lunch when dining in Albuquerque. The restaurant is located in the Nob Hill neighborhood. My boyfriend and I had the vegetarian tacos which were super tasty! We especially liked the black roasted tomatillo/chipotle salsa that was served which chips and another delicious red salsa. We would definitely eat there again and recommend it to our friends!

  • Visited August 2013
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Connecticut, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We went to this with our son, who has Celiac disease. He lives in the area and has no trouble remaining gluten free at this location. Authentic Mexican cuisine.

Visited April 2013
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