Z'Tejas - Bethany Home

Z'Tejas - Bethany Home

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ztejas.com/
  • Phone: 6026802806x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Robinson 4803381456x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bethany Home & 16th St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Z'Tejas - Bethany Home
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Z'Tejas - Bethany Home reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (7)hot spot (7)fit for foodies (6)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)romantic (2)special occasion (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fab food
    AZJavaGirl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Way too noisy but the food was great. There needs to be a little room for conversation. But we all felt like we were yelling at each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week pick
    RonH
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    good food and atmosphere. service was good also. fried onion rings/peppers tasty but a bit salty. my dining party included tree others. All was very pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • something different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Z'Tejas is relatively new to our neighborhood--I had been to the PV location years ago and was not impressed. We went for Restaurant Week to retry and found it quite a bit better. Shrimp butterfly pasta dish was good; chile rellano was excellent--had happy hour wine beforehand and, as it was a Friday, shared a table with several people. Great place to meet old and new friends, and service was quick and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Loved our waitress, the food and drinks were great!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We enjoyed our food and the good service we always receive at Z-Tejas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • localfoodie14
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had dinner here on a week-end night. Food and service were terrific; however, the temperature at our table was freezing! The AC unit vents are over the dining tables which makes for not only un-comfortable body temps but it also cools the food. We had lunch here awhile back and sat in a different area and again the same problem. We brought it to the attention of our server in hopes the management may be able to have the system reviewed. May stick with their other location for the time being.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice
    yummy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    the place was great i ordered something too hot but they replaced it and gave my meal to take home ... overall i will go again
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Waitress was Amazing and kind. Made great recommendations for food and drinks. Had a great time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food As Always
    Alasizon
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Z'Tejas always has great food and the Tejas Trio is great to share. As my fifth or sixth time here, the food was definitely on track but the service was lacking. Given it was a quiet 4th of July, it was pretty disappointing. However, I think this simply was the server not caring. Other that that, great place as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Mark2david
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The service was excellent, but the food was disappointing, specifically tortillas soup tasted like it came out of a can. My dinner was a a chicken burrito smothered with sauce, it was doughy and raw onions didn't even eat half of it. I spent 60.00 dollars and the only highlight was my wife said she received the best margarita ever.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DaveUVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Turkey Burger is the best. With tortilla soup. Great combo !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but
    godilovemason
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was great. I was surprised to learn that they served farmed salmon, but that didn't ruin the meal. The waitress we had was awesome, and my group loved her. The restaurant was crazy loud, but once we got used to it, it was no big deal. I'd never come here on a date though... way too loud. Good good food. Great food, perfect for a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friskyar
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Poor choice on my part for first time meeting of blind date. Place was so noisy could hardly hear each other - and we were in the dinning room. Service was inconsistent and slow. Food was satisfactory but not good enough for me to recommend this particular "Z" to friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 44 reviews are from the Z'Tejas - Bethany Home reviews archive.
  • Worth the near 1-hour drive
    JrzyGirl
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Looks like a great place for happy hour in the bar! Ate in the main dining area. Happy hour drinks were not watered down. Service from Jake was excellent. The appetizer shrimp tostadas were delish. Habanero chicken entree on the summer menu was also delish. But oddly, the house specialty fajitas were a disappointment. There was hardly enough chicken to make even 2 fajitas, even though you get enough of everything other ingredient to make 3. The chicken also lacked seasoning. Oh, and on a Friday at 6pm, don't bother looking for a parking spot. Use the complimentary valet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Southwestern Food
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great happy hour food at decent prices, and love most other items on the menu. The service was awesome. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whole new kind of Mexican
    luvstoeat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I believe the food is called Tex-Mex. It was fresh and had great flavor. The portions were perfect for one person. Thank you Z'Tejas and I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers and Desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Z'Tejas is a neighborhood gem. Kudos to our server, Lisa, who was very attentive (and patient) without being obtrusive. She was very accommodating to food restrictions a member of our party had, too. We started off with an assortment of apps; the grilled shrimp & guacamole tostada bites, ahi chipotle citrus bites, and the street tacos. The entrees were ok, but the desserts were a slam dunk! Peach cobbler, ancho fudge pie, and mint cheesecake. What more can you ask for? For sure, we'll be back to enjoy apps and desserts at this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Z'Tejas
    Fun2eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Z'Tejas was fun, relaxing, and a great atmosphere. The food was delicious and the waitress knew a lot about the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    Cruzer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First time at Ztejas. I would strongly recommend it and will return soon. Service was very good - Prices were reasonable - Appetizer and Food were Very Good !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience
    bobaz
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I know this is a bar and a lot of people, however, the noise level is just a little too much for four people who want to enjoy dining and conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!!
    LittleJewel
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    LOVE the open windows!!!!! A new favorite hot spot to meet my friends. Great service and food, too!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    SteveW
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Had lunch here after the home show. Food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. Would recommend and will go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Portions/Late Appetizer
    wineNdineVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Was a bit surprised to find the dinner portion of the chicken fajitas to be smaller than the lunch portion I had a few weeks prior. In addition, took an unusually long time to get table side guacamole appetizer. Dinner arrived shortly after appetizer so not much time to enjoy before our entrees. First time left a bit disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish Tacos are lousy
    toopicky
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Please avoid the fish tacos. They are stuffed with coleslaw and the fish was over cooked and generally terrible. The chicken burrito was pretty decent. Chocolate pie tasty good with lots of nuts but the presentation was poor.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Easter Brunch
    Wade
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The Easter Brunch was great. The Easter Bunny was a nice touch for the kids. The menu is big and the food was very good. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall, it was excellent! We'll be back often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great Happy Hour deals and the Chambord margarita was to die for. The food is consistently good despite this being a chain
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a special treat!
    gourmand1
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    A favorite place to dine; I dine there twice a week. The food is absolutely fabulous. Expansive menu. Great flavor pairings. The staff is always friendly and welcoming. Love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Z'Tejas in Phx--nice design!
    sphoenixVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Have always loved the food at Z'Tejas but dislike the layout of the Chandler and Tempe locations--basically one large, very noisy room. We prefer midweek dining as opposed to the weekends because of the noise level. However, the layout of the new Phoenix location is great! Partial walls that separate areas; much quieter! And we were there on a Saturday evening. The food is still very good! Z'Tejas should consider what renovations they could do at their other locations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Overall
    ShawnVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We usually go out to independant places each week to support the local effort plus they are usually better but took a chance on the new ZTejas in the Camelback area. Well, the building in nice and open but the nice stops there. Our server was MIA almost the whole night. There were open tables (at least 4 at all times) so I know he wasn't that busy. Our drink order took forever then we were overcharged for the first round. I didn't say anything because it would have been an eternity to fix. The second round came so late we were 95% done with our meal. The food (Voodoo Tuna x 2 plus tableside guac app) was nothing to write home about. Guac was bland and had little flavor. I would not recommend this place. Sorry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    AaronParadiseValleyVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Dave was an excellent server, and the alfresco dining was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow service - great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    our food was delicious, but was very slow in coming from the kitchen. The server offered free appetizer coupons without us saying anything at all. That was appreciated. but then we waited over 20 minutes just for 1 piece of dessert pie. We almost just left, but it was for a birthday for a freind. Way to long for a working lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went to Z'Tejas while attending
    Sandy
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Went to Z'Tejas while attending a conference in Phoenix and we really enjoyed it. The waiter provided excellent recommendations from the menu and bar and was very attentive to our individual requests. I had the white sangria, guacamole, and catfish tacos and all 3 were great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no good
    mouse
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Took along time to get drinks. Way to much alcohol in the margarita's very strong. Food was average had better for the money.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My family was impressed
    tatonya
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    I had family in from out of town and they really enjoyed there food and service. The ambience is A+ at this location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best New Year's Eve happy
    Regular
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    3-7 pm I had the shrimp tostada's and shared the street tacos . They let us slide for New Years with 5 margaritas instead of the typical maximum of 3 .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    SteveW
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Enjoyable evening out! Food was great and the service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent guacamole - tableside.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Excellent guacamole - tableside. Good salad - good service. Enjoyed their Chambord Margaritas.....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great flavors, reasonable prices
    Out4food
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    We'd not been to a Z Tejas in a while but wanted to try this new one in our neighborhood . What a treat. Such flavorful, reasonably priced food accompanied by happy hour $5 margaritas. We'll be going back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing!!
    DiogenesVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We have dined at the Tatum and Shea location for years and love it but decided to try this one as it was new and we were in the area. The restaurant is beautiful and airy. The food we had were entrees we have had numerous times at the other one. Neither tasted the same - in fact they were not good at all. Service was horrible and slow yet there were very few occupied tables. Unlike the other Z Tejas there didn't appear to be a manager on duty or if there was he or she was in hiding. All in all, it was not an enjoyable evening. We will stick with the Z Tejas we usually go to.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get there before 6 PM and
    LuckyoneVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Get there before 6 PM and get most drinks and appetizers for $5 each. The appetizer portion size is very generous: the same size you would get if you ordered the appetizers from the dinner menu. These easily substitute as a dinner entree'. Food is excellent. The atmosphere is upbeat and trendy. Wait staff are very accommodating, and the freshly made corn bread is boundless. Perfect combination for a casual evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.