Z'Tejas - Bellevue
Z'Tejas - Bellevue
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Z'Tejas - Bellevue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ztejas.com/locations/#!/washington/seattle-bellevue/
  • Phone: 4254675911
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Derek Stewart
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 8th Street
  • Public Transit: We are located on Bellevue Way NE between NE 8th Street and NE 4th Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is provided to you from Bellevue Square. The multi-level parking garage is right outside our doors.
A word from Z'Tejas - Bellevue
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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Z'Tejas - Bellevue reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Last night, last Chambord Margs
    Wsu1351
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Has been a favorite, centrally located spot for my friend and I to meet for happy hours. Closed for business, now apparently we will have to find a new spot, or go out of state for my favorite margarita ever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was great. Too bad that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    It was great. Too bad that was its last night to be open in bellevue
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good till the last night.
    petercVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Unfortunately, this was the last night Z'Tejas was open due to the landlord, Kemper Freeman, jacking up their rent. It is a loss for Bellevue downtown and all of us who really enjoyed their food. Staff were professional up to the last minute. I applaud them for their professionalism. Nice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We meet/eat at Z'Tejas often;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    We meet/eat at Z'Tejas often; the food is good and the location convenient. I would like to see fish tacos on the menu that are not blackened fish, nor catfish, nor talapia.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Fresh food with lots of tastes and the corn bread can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is sad...
    GourmandVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    It is really a shame that Z'Tejas will be closing on 1/26/13. We loved this restaurant and to make it worse they aren't even going to another location. A real bummer. I will miss the Diablo Pasta and Ancho Fudge Pie!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service are Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    The food and service are Excellent! I am really sad that it is closing :( Have been there twice within a month and both times the experience was wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the Happy Hour menu is a bargain.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    the Happy Hour menu is a bargain. The food is inexpensive and good. In addition, you can eat in the restaurant during happy hour. I do not like their mixed drinks-I believe they use excess sugar and cheap liquor. I understand they have a brunch on Sundays with inexpensive and good tasting bloody Marys.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I came here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    My boyfriend and I came here for New Year's Eve and loved it! The food was fabulous and our server was wonderful. We enjoyed the ambiance and even got to see the last night of Snowflake Lane. All-in-all, a great experience and we will definitely come back here again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will miss you
    Cathy
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    We will really miss this restaurant when it leaves Bellevue in January! So sorry to see it go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will miss this place
    MegamomSeattle
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Really too bad they are closing in January 2013! Go now & have a cilantro margarita with Jalepenos ! Loved my salmon miso.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good dinner with friends.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Very good dinner with friends. Restaurant was busy but service was timely and food good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum, yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    We had dinner before the Snowflake Lane Christmas Show. We caught the tail end of happy hour which was a nice surprise. We were seated early for our reservation and had a lovely meal. My husband always gets the tortilla soup so it must be good ;-) I ordered the southwest caesar salad as a side along with the pork nachos (huge portion btw) both yummy, my son, 15, really liked the trout tacos (great sauce) and my daughter, 12, liked her kids's tacos. Service was excellent as always even amongst the holiday crowd. My only complaint is that most of the mixed drinks are $9, too steep for me ;-) Oh, and one last tip, on a previous visit we were blown away by all the delectable dishes at brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good times
    danieru
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Good food and ambiance. Restaurant staff is nice and caters to everyone's needs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything we ordered was delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Our waitress was outstanding and the menu full of enticing dishes. We had a difficult time choosing our entree--everything on the menu sounded delicious. My chili relleno stuff with chicken, apricots and raisins was fabulous. The complimentary corn bread was hard to beat. Their wine by the glass had one of favorite wines--14 Hands--which I haven't seen very often on a wine list. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only able to visit here 2
    Gr8eats2000
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    Only able to visit here 2 times before our location closed! Such a shame too, as it became our favorite restaurant on our first visit! The food was fresh, tasty, and a pleasant change from most of the food we've eaten (both out and home-cooked) in the last few years and we eat out most weekends! There is nothing that is even close to this type of food in our town now. Going to have to plan a trip to the desert just to have me some of their awesome food! Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Party of 5 satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    We were a party of 5 with various food allergies and Z'Tejas had the perfect menu for all of us. My enchiladas barbacoa was delicious in a green sauce, the green chile rice moist. We had great service with a wonderful waitress.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything worked out as expected.
    BobP
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Everything worked out as expected. We were seated promptly at reservation time (although our table was right next to the ordering-register area); menu had an excellent variety; meals arrived quickly and were to everyone's liking. Will be sad to see this restaurant leave the Bellevue Square area in a few months....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing prompt, friendly and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Amazing prompt, friendly and helpful service. Thank you for a great dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    One of my favorite restaurant on the eastside hands down. The food and service is great. I frequent visitor.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My girlfriend asked for 3
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    My girlfriend asked for 3 different non-alcohol drinks and they did not have the ingredients for any. She settled for water. There were five of us at the table and my girlfriend ordered macaroni and cheese and they did not let us know until they brought all the other four meals. They did comp her the meal though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy but fun Friday night.
    Wsu1351
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Busy but fun Friday night. We just had apps with our fabulous Chambord margaritas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was very busy, and our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    It was very busy, and our server did the best he could to keep up. The food was great! The margaritas were not as good as I remembered. Maybe they were rushing in the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were seated, waiter took
    Mike
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    We were seated, waiter took drinks, seemed to hurry us. We ordered appetizers, a large party was seated next to us (a local sportscaster) and here comes our appetizers followed by the entrees less than one minute later. That is entirely piss poor!!!!!!!!!! We told the waiter who replied "you seemed hungry"! We won't be back!!! Nor will anyone we know!!!
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  • Good when not crowded
    LadyLee
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    I did it again and came at the wrong time. Bellevue Square was jammed, as was Z'tejas, which is probably why my experience was less than stellar. Come at lunch when it is relatively quiet and the food and service makes for a great experience. But come on a noisy, crowded evening and the service staff just falls apart. The hostess took absolutely no notice of the note on our reservation that we specifically wanted a table not a booth and we were shown to a booth. We ordered a tableside guac appetizer which never showed up, so we had it taken off our bill. The rest of food, however came out quickly and was delicious,but I miss my artichoke stacked chicken which is no longer on the menu! But a server can make or break a dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Z'Tejas is good value and good fun
    50something
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Z'Tejas is a worthwhile and predictable dining experience. Our servers were attentive and helpful. Our food arrived promptly. We were recommended the Swordfish special which several of ordered. We were not disappointed. The swordfish was tender and succulent. Not overcooked. Not an easy feat in a large restaurant and serving a table of 6. Good value. Fun. Good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a nice meal with friends.
    tsushima
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    It was a nice meal with friends. Nothing special though it someone's birthday
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the cornbread to start.
    petercVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Love the cornbread to start. Always get me ready. The rest of the food was great, drinks reasonable, and our waitress was very attentive for her first day on the job. Z'tejas may be a chain, but they act like an independent owned restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I took my son and daughter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    I took my son and daughter to Z'Tejas for a special birthday lunch. We had an absolutely wonderful dining experience. The food was wonderful, as well as the service. I am looking forward to returning soon. I have told several friends already about our great lunch at your fine establishment! Thank You! Jo Ann Reierson
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • We suggested meeting friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    We suggested meeting friends for dinner at Z'Tejas based on our previous dining experience during happy hour. Service was fine, we each enjoyed our meals (moderately priced), and at the end of the evening our friends thanked us for introducing them to the restaurant. We all agreed that Tex-Mex Z'Tejas offers unique and interesting dishes that are a change of pace from the usual Mexican fare. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a fun evening out and a menu that offers something different.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch was always great but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    Lunch was always great but Sunday for dinner not as great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The servers made a huge effort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    The servers made a huge effort to accommodate our group of 18 people, including putting our cake in the fridge and bringing it out with candles and everything. They really made it a special night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Non-existent service - good food
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    To make a very long review short, the 4 apps we FINALLY got were the catfish beignet, the street tacos, the pan dumplings, and the tableside guac. All were excellent, as was the bartender Kavin. 5 star all the way. My "main" problem is that we waited for 20 minutes after being seated for someone to come around to offer drinks or give us water, nothing. husband went to the bar for us. finished drinks and decided to go try to get food in the bar. Kaven took care of us personally. we had been in the bar earlier so he was almost as livid as us that we never got even one bit of serice. Plus it was by birthday and our fist visit, plus we just moved to town, so it was all very disappointing, except the food and Kavin. Probably won't be back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfriendly hostesses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Good, but they should consider hostesses that know how to deal with the public, instead of trying (too hard) to look like supermodels.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I like the food but on a Saturday
    Cathy
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    I like the food but on a Saturday night it was a struggle to get to a parking spot. At 6:00 PM, it was chaotic and noisy. We will come back but on a weekday.
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  • Can't beat the blackened catfish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Can't beat the blackened catfish tacos and warm cornbread!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Former favorite gone downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    My wife ordered a shrimp pasta that had been a favorite. The sauce (typically thick) was soupy, and with an "off" taste, as if the pasta or shrimp hadn't been drained properly. She sent it back and ordered a chicken dish instead, which she reported was "okay" when it arrived 15 mins later. They've changed the bread and meat on the Z'Burger since I was there last. The formerly awesome (egg?) bun is now bland white, the new thinner patty was ovoercooked from the medium I'd ordered. My fries arrived cold, and when I sent them back, I'd finished my burger before I got replacements. And all Z'Tejas did to compensate was take the inedible pasta off our check. Not even an offer of dessert, much less a comp'd dish. We're not likely to return.
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  • The food was exceptional,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    The food was exceptional, as usual. The service was great and they were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Most memorable thing about the restaurant was the noise. We had a table of 6 and you could only talk to the person sitting next to you because of the room noise. Screaming toddler behind us didn't help. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our table was ready for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2012
    Our table was ready for us when we arrived The service was very good Everyone enjoyed their lunch
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate