Z'Tejas Austin 6th St
Z'Tejas Austin 6th St

Z'Tejas Austin 6th St

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ztejas.com/locations/#!/texas/austin-6th-street/
  • Phone: (512) 478-5355
  • 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 - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Santos Garcia-Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Off Site catering is available by contacting Trina Pruitt, our Event Coordinator.
  • Entertainment: We provide live music Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Lamar Blvd.
  • Public Transit: We are located on the north side W. 6th Street just west of N. Lamar Blvd. between Baylor Street and Blnaco Street.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer complementary valet parking from 3:00 pm to close seven days a week.
A word from Z'Tejas Austin 6th St
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
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Z'Tejas Austin 6th St reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (33)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (26)great for brunch (23)great for lunch (23)fit for foodies (21)hot spot (18)kid-friendly (12)special occasion (10)vibrant bar scene (6)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Z-Tejas great food, but a little too loud
    ZipgurlVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This is one of my most favorite restaurants in Austin. Love the food, love the service, love the unique atmosphere. Only issue this time was the noise level. We were seated in the main dining area adjacent to the bar. Between the music and the conversations at the other tables, it was very loud. We had to talk loudly also to hear each other. My throat hurt when I got home as I realized I'd been shouting all night. Still, one of the best places to go downtown.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food but too crowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food and atmosphere here are great. We just had a group of 8 go to Z Tejas for a birthday and we all ordered the Diablo Chicken Pasta, its that good. The only thing I will say is the tables in the main area are extremely smushed together which makes it hard to move around and it also makes it loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of Austin
    Smiles
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had company arriving from out of town and wanted to give them a Taste of Austin. Our request for a particular section of the restaurant was honored and we were comfortable. Our guests wanted to talk and didn't spend too much time reviewing the menu, but I assured them if they ordered what they wanted, the wait staff could match it to the menu-dish. They did - and then proceeded to accommodate their special sauce requests as well. We stayed 3 hours! Yet no one made us feel it was too long to occupy the table. We also remembered to tip the staff for their patience as well as their GREAT service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I really enjoy this restaurant. Its great for a date night, fun seating outside on the patio with small, yet strong margaritas. Food is good- guacamole is the best!! Service is flexible and attentive. My only recommendation is more vegetarian options and specials. All around fun restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food for a chain
    DSandDSVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I usually avoid chain restaurants, but this place was recommended as an Austin, TX hot spot. Food was very good. Service as well. At first glance of the menu it felt like a Fridays, but the food did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tex Mex with a twist
    LMSinLA
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Nice combination of TexMex and southern cooking. Very savory dishes. Nice place o go with a group or family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good spot
    Txlnghrn
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Alway enjoy ztejas. Great menu and drinks. Staff is exceptional. Perfect for friends, family and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient, but lacking
    GBar
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our dinner was adequate but with good service. Shrimp on their signature tostada bites had barely passed a flame and were not grilled sufficiently, salmon was dry even though it was over-coated with a glaze, served with a smattering of bell peppers and a lone carrot. Rellenos were good. And the stuffed pork was decent. Hopefully it was just an off evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place - limited menu options
    primo
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Z-Tejas has a great location and valet parking is a plus. They have a great happy hour (love the ahi tuna). Dinner options, however, are too limited. Too many chicken dishes. More vegetable entrees would be helpful.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Several "Bests"
    James
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Z Tejas Grill on W. 6th has been our favorite restaurant for at least 20 years because it has the best margaritas, the best cornbread & the best dessert by far (ancho fudge pie) in Austin. We always take out-of-town guests there for an exposure to the "best" Austin cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Austin Food
    Tank
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Probably the best restaurant we ate in in Austin. Good, inventive, interesting food in a casual upbeat setting, with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very crowded for brunch
    leoperales
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was okay. A bit too spicy for those of use that "don't eat spicy foods". We went at 1:00 pm for brunch and service was slow and the mimosa bar was left unattended and un-stocked. The only thing going for this restaurant is the homemade breakfast muffins and the homemade cornbread. For those of us who would like to drink 3-4 mimosas for breakfast, here at $5.00 each mimosa, may not be the best place to do it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great spot for a quick br/l-unch
    JupieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we happened upon brunch while going for lunch. GREAT menu and nice combinations. Fresh and yummy ingredients.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it
    lolcat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Got the barbacoa enchiladas. Very tasty. Loved the cornbread - fluffy, light, full of flavor and had bits of corn in it which I loved and waiter was very accomodating to adjusting some of our orders to our tastes. We didn't get any but the fun bar (build your own bloody marys/mimosas) looked like a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was great and hospitality was outstanding. Will definitely come back if ever in Austin
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a hit
    YumYumInMyTumTum
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I am from Austin but now live elsewhere. I love returning and meeting up with friends at Z'Tejas. Always great food and a fun staff. Gaucamole is my favorite!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 257 reviews are from the Z'Tejas Austin 6th St reviews archive.
  • Little Disappointing
    Suzette
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This has always been my favorite restaurant. It was our 2nd anniversary and I asked for a more secluded table. We were put in the main dining room with families and a loud Baby. In addition, our waiter gave us no time to look at the menu to order appetizers before asking. The cat fish tacos were cold and the chicken enchiladas a disappointment. I have been here numerous times to great food and service, unfortunately not this time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's Ok....
    MaggieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have had half a dozen people use the word "ok" to describe this place and I would have to agree. It isn't bad; but it isn't good; it's just ok. I had the miso salmon. I liked the chips and 3-piece appetizer tray (guac, salsa, queso). The happy hour menu looks good, I would return to try that before I would go for a meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Meal
    Dusty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were in Austin for one day. We heard 6th street was the place to go. Based on reviews we chose Z'Tejas. The restaurant was not located where all the action is. But that was ok. We took a walk after dinner to see where the action was. The food at Z 'Tejas was good, especially tableside made guacomole and margaritas. We had a pleasant informal meal. Staff was very friendly. Only criticism, I think decor seemed old and needed sprucing up and more attention to cleanliness (menus, floors). Overall, I would recommend Z'Tejas for a fun, laid back meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mom is in town!
    luvmymomma
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I want something nice but not terribly expensive...incredible food for a reasonable restaurant price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    MickiVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a great meal. Food was very tasty, service was incredible. Our waitress was very helpful and accommodating in helping us find something my autistic son would eat. Everyone in our party of 6 loved their food. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always reliable
    ShortlistVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    So many good things to say..food is tasty and well-prepared, although I've had issues with service and (rarely) lackluster preparation/presentation in the past, this wasn't one of those times. A former Austinite, I come here almost every time I am back in town.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yummy
    Abby
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food was so outstanding that whenever made it past the happy hour menu. We had 5 different appetizer and they were all delicious! Topped it off with the best coconut cream pie ever.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • operacremes2
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Tables too crowded on main floor so that people going to second balcony and waitstaff are constantly going back and forth. Probably better in other parts of the restaurant. Food good, especially the cornbread. Margarita (basic) was very small. Shredded chicken enchilada wasn't very flavorful but did enjoy the appetizer of chips and guacamole, salsa and cheese dip -- yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderfully Consistent!
    Robadob
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Z' Tejas has always been our "go to" restaurant the past 20 years because we can always count on the food being consistently delicious. We bring out of town guests there and they rave about it. So nice to have this gem in Austin.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    LongTimeVisitorVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Got to sit on the front outdoor patio on a Saturday night. It was most pleasant. Much quieter than inside, even though it's on 6th St. We were impressed that mosquito repellant was available right next to our table, which was nice, because unfortunately they were out there too, but the Off worked well. Food was very good, as always. The salmon special was excellent. We love Z.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Return to a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    From out of town and made our reservations so we could enjoy dining at one of our favorite restaurants in Austin. Friendly greeters, excellent service, good food, especially their "cornbread" that is prepared fresh every 30 mins. Chicken fried chicken was delicious! Enjoyed the atmosphere and people watching also. Relaxing place for brunch, lunch, dinner or a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Good
    P31202VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Z'Tejas is never disappointing. Great variety of food options and a real Austin dining destination.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner / Great Service
    MR00
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Want to give the waitress, Claudia L., props -- EXCELLENT service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day lunch
    christoeballVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We sat on the front patio which was really nice and pretty quiet. The waiter was prompt and the food was very tasty. I had the Mango Steak Salad and really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Crawl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Once we thought this "holiday" was a quiet way to relax with Dad. Now it seems like everyone decides to take him out to eat just like they do dear old Mom. The place was packed and our entrees took forty five minutes to arrive. That's too long by anyone's standards for a Tex-Mex place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Z'Tejas on 6th Street
    OUMom
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    There are so many wonderful restaurants to eat at in Austin but this is by far my favorite restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We felt that the food was delicious, and the wait staff was very at tentative. Just what we would expect from Z'Tejas and what we appreciate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but waiter spoiled it
    TartanTexas
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Was out for a nice family brunch and waiter rushed us, clearing plates too early and bringing the check without asking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish tacos supreme
    Cadance
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The grilled fish tacos here are impossible to top! There was plenty of healthily prepared fish, tangy slaw and a tasty tortilla. Foodie bliss.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night with Wife
    lonefdl
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We wanted to sit outside but it was already full on a Monday night, so we ate inside and it was quite enjoyable. The cornbread is to die for and after the appetizer we tried the pork chop special and beef fajitas. Both were great. The Ginger Fizz my wife had was over the top!! Looking forward to eating on the upstairs patio next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It used to be good....
    Austin
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    ZTejas used to be good. I won't be back. The food was bad, service was worse, pushed happy hour prices, charged us full price...I took someone visiting Austin....and couldn't have been more embarrassed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gone Downhill
    zendogVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Came here for brunch with my family and everything was off. The service was really slow and not very competent (the guy forgot our drinks, brought the wrong dish, disappeared for long periods). The food was not good. For example, the cornbread which is made in a skillet is usually hot and fresh but was cold this time. The rice accompanying the enchilada dish looked and tasted like it came from a box because the peas were shriveled. No one was blown away with their meals. This used to be one of my family's "go to" places but no more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabuloso
    meksicanfoodluvr
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Joey was our waiter and he was supercalifragilistic expialidocious! He rocked. Attentive, knew the menu, boxed and labeled my to go box and did it all with a smile.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed some good food and great service at Z Tejas on West 6th. Even with a Mother's Day crowd everything was well prepared and we weren't lost in the rush.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.