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Z'Tejas Arboretum
Z'Tejas Arboretum

Z'Tejas Arboretum Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ztejas.com/locations/#!/texas/austin-arboretum/
  • Email: arboretum@ztejas.com
  • Phone: (512) 346-3506
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest, American
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Juan Manzano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer the patio space for private parties. Please call us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Jordan Fowlkes x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Capital of Texas Hwy
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is offered in front of our restaurant.
A word from Z'Tejas Arboretum
Our fresh, flavorful and innovative menus showcase the bold and robust flavors of Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. We take traditional ingredients, spices and cooking techniques from around the South to create a taste without borders.

To make a reservation for parties of eight or more, please call the restaurant directly Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Z'Tejas is one of those restaurants that is always dependably good. They have a good variety of foods fit for people with different tastes. It's lovely sitting on the back porch even when it's covered with plastic tarp."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Servers were attentive. Avocados were hard and my salad had some type of hot dressing that stung my lips. When I told the waiter, he did nothing about the disappointing salad. The noise levels got up as it got crowded during lunch and I could not hear the person across from me. The cornbread was good. Ice teas were good and always refilled."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Our server was attentive, and accommodating to our needs with two young kids. Our meals were delicious and since we were so full on yummy cornbread and chips and dips, we had leftovers! It was perfect for our fairly large group of 8. Would go back in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Especially want to recognize the Staff. They were great. Had a group of 7 in recently and they took great care of us. Food is always fresh, well prepared, and well presented. Love the SW hints in spices. Great job Z."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Beautiful property, stunning views, great sample of the Jalapeno Margarita (I'll get that next time). Server was pretty good, just a little pre-occupied/slammed - 3 tables all at once. So I'd give them the benefit of the doubt this time. The food was very lack luster. Neither of my associates finished their meal due to taste. I had the chicken fried ribeye. I'm a CFS purist. Just make it the way they are supposed be made, don't reinvent it. Whatever the anise, clove spice you had it in is, take it out. Otherwise it was pretty good, except a bit over cooked. but good. On our list, it's a place that we will try again. Oh, yeah.forgot, got the Trio App probably some of the best restaurant queso you will put in your mouth anywhere in the U.S."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a small group entertaining a business acquaintance on his first time to Austin. Perfect chance to show him one set of unique Austin foods without breaking our bank. Our server was very helpful in several cases, without being overly solicitous. In other words, our needs were more than met, but our conversations weren't noticeably interrupted."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "A group of ladies went for lunch during the week. We had reservations so were seated right away. The food and the service was good however the restaurant was very cold and uncomfortable so it was hard to really enjoy our meal."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My food was first over cooked (eggs were brown and rubbery). By the time the second order arrived, I was no longer hungary."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We went to brunch with two kids. The service was slow, the restaurant was loud, and our food took almost an hour to get to us. The manager adjusted our bill, but we still had to deal with restless children. The next time we go will not be forbbrunch even though it was good food."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Our group of five had a great dinner on the terrace and watched the sun set. Very good house cocktails, appetizers and entrees. We were lucky to snag a reservation during SXSW week!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Had requested round table and chairs, but was seated at booth with chair on the end. Our group has patronized this restaurant a number of times and the food quality has diminished each time...too salty and english muffins not toasted/buttered this last time. Also had to ask for coffee refills."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We arrived at Z'TeJas at 5:30pm with reservations. The wait staff did not take our drink order until around 5:45. Once the drinks were served the wrong drinks were brought."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food and service at Z'Tejas (Arboretum) were excellent, but the noise level, even for lunchtime on a Saturday, was quite loud. I was on a date and we both definitely had to strain our ears somewhat to hear each other."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Z'Tejas is a solid restaurant with nice outdoor dining space. The food is always great and the service is consistent. On our most recent business lunch, we had an order that was wrong. The server and the manager were very apologetic and responded very quickly to rectify the issue and provided a free meal and dessert. Very good response with minimal delay."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food & service was great. We sit on the patio and was able to enjoy a great sunset!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Z tejas used to be good but now it's a chain restaurant. It was noisy. The food was mediocre. And the bathrooms were really messy."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I have been going to this Z Tejas location ever since it opened. It has become increasingly noisy to the point that I actually lost my voice while shouting across the table trying to hear my dinner mate. Service is OK but the food was more than disappointing. It was mediocre at best, and I usually love the food. No salsa or chips were brought to the table OR offered? Ordered Chicken Fajitas, it arrived the size of a kids meal. VERY small portions, unremarkable and average for flavor. I had to send back all of my tortillas. They were so hard & stale you could not even eat them. Even the 2nd batch tasted like a tortilla I could have bought at HEB. Not to sure if I would come back anymore. I'm used to Z's unique flavors, & they sure missed it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Server was fantastic. Great spot for a valentine dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very enjoyable brunch for 2 family members birthdays. Food was very good, as always. Several of us took advantage of the Olympic Gold Medal Special with the $2.10 margarita. A good time was had by all."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Great service, great burger. It did get a little noisie."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Our party of six plus a six year old was seated promptly, given water and asked for drink orders. The do it yourself bloody mary, mimosa, bloody maria and screwdriver bar was outstanding, with an excellent array of condiments. The food was served promptly and was well presented and tasty. And the prices were reasonable. Who could want more?"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I ordered the seafood enchilada's and was not disappointed! Also, the cornbread is soooo very good! I recommend this place to anyone who wants great food, great service, and reasonable prices."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The ambiance of this place is excellent, patio is one of the best. However, the food is average and the signature margaritas are down right lame."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My in-laws love coming here and I'm not entirely sure why. The queso tastes like Velveeta, the salsa was super sweet and the rice was soooo garlicky that it was inedible."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "They were not ready for New Years Eve Very slow service Disappointed to say the least I was reminded that it was NewYears Eve and to cut them some slak--- I don't think so We had an after dinner drink which took a long time to get --- and was not the correct drink !"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food is excellent. We went on NYE. Service was a bit slow, but I believe that can be attributed to the fact that the restaurant was super packed."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Disappointing. Less than half as good a it used to be. Used to be an absolute staple for went I went home to Austin. Completely marginal now"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Good place for a group dinner and get together. Can get a bit loud, but has great views and good food."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "The atmosphere at Z-Tejas was the best thing about the place. After that it all went downhill. It took awhile for our server to get to us and the place was virtually empty when we arrived. Three of us ordered the filet and shrimp special. All three of us requested our steak be cooked a different way. One medium rare, one medium and one medium well. Two of requested that the "special sauce" be served on the side. When the main course arrived the food runner didn't know how each steak was cooked and had to go back to the kitchen to ask "the Chef". He returned with an answer, placed the food in front of us. Well all three were cooked rare to medium rare and all three were served with the" special sauce" ON the steak! Not sure I'll return."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "After dozens of visits, this place has NEVER disappointed. Also, great views of the Texas Hill Country in a cozy outdoor setting!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "It's an attractive enough restaurant, but the food was mediocre and it was incredibly noisy. Somehow I expected better Tex-Mex food from a Texas restaurant. Service was very attentive. The only glitch was that the entrees arrived early, while we were still eating our appetizers."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "What can you say - Z Tejas is simply good every time you go! I've taken groups from work (around 20 people) or just my wife. In both cases, the service has been excellent! The food is always unique and tasty. This is definitely a "go to" spot for me."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "I organized a business dinner at this restaurant for 8 people. Our experience was excellent. Since a few of us were in Austin from other cities, I thought it'd be nice to go somewhere with a southwestern flair, and this place fit the bill. It was fairly chilly that night, so the fireplaces created a cozy, inviting atmosphere. And the food was great; everyone at the table enjoyed what they ordered. Service was also great. Definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The food was cold this time around and not up to the usual quality we have enjoyed in the past. Had asked for a quiet table and ended up near table with kids that were allowed to roam and be noisy."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Have been here for a bachelorette party and a birthday celebration. Impressed with the service and food!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "The appetizers are so good and sizable, that some of us ordered another round as the main course. Yummy!"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "good service, not typical Tex Mex food. Everyone in my large party of 25 was happy with their meals."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "I know this restaurant can do better. It wasn't particularly busy but the food looked like it sat on the counter and was re-heated at the last moment. On a good note - anything that was fresh was very good, as was our service!"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Apple muffin was excellent. Tortilla was really good. Black beans too salty. Mug as lacked flavor. They don't need more salsa or jalapeños, the eggs need seasoned. Service was very slow."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "The outdoor dining was very enjoyable. Great fireplace and view of the sunset! The mushroom enchiladas were wonderful as were the margaritas! The service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013