Zuma Tex-Mex
Zuma Tex-Mex

Zuma Tex-Mex

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zumatexmexgrill.com/
  • Phone: 6173679114
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Ssaturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Join us for our 20th anniversary. We will have a special menu with 1989 prices for the entire month of November. Margaritas for $3.99, Chicken Fajita for $7.99 and many others great deals.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Public Transit Stops: Government Center (green line, blue line), Haymarket (orange line)
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Zuma Tex-Mex
Zuma Tex-Mex is a Quincy Market favorite. Zuma's satisfies its clientele with Mexican-American comfort favorites. Enjoy fruity margaritas, sizzling fajita platters, overstuffed burritos and heaping plates of nachos.
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Zuma Tex-Mex reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)fit for foodies (1)vibrant bar scene (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Good margarita and food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Was looking for somewhere to go that still had open reservations and was pleasantly surprised it was great. Food was good usual mexican. The queso dip was delish! Good service and would go back!
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  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I've been going to Zuma's for years and I love it there.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This Texan loves Zuma Tex Mex
    FoodieTexaninBoston
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was my second time going to Zuma and I loved it as much as the first time. Great atmosphere and character and fun environment! Location in Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall makes this a nice inexpensive spot to catch some delicious food and better drinks! Definitely will return in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good
    Jini
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Zuma is always great. The only issue I had was that this time the A/C wasn't working properly so it was pretty hot in there. Other than that I loved my dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Zack
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I have visited on multiple occasions and had a great time. The menu has amazing things to choose from. The staff is always friendly. A great place to eat!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.2
    • Food3.2
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service2.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 111 reviews are from the Zuma Tex-Mex reviews archive.
  • Delicious!
    Jini
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Lovely food and beverages that are reasonably priced. This is a regular spot for my friends and I to go and have great food without breaking the bank. Amazing place for a tourist area! Love it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great burrito!!
    Rebecca11887
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I went there on cinco de mayo - the crowd was moderate, but I was there at an earlier time (5:30PM), it definitely started to fill in as the night went on. I had a cactus bowl, because I don't do margaritas and it was delish! Unfortunately the last one I had had too much lime juice and I couldn't drink it... The chips and salsa they bring out are great, the chips aren't too salty and the salsa was quite flavorful. For my entree I got the Juarez Burrito which was nothing shy of amazing. The beef inside was wonderful for a burrito, it tasted like it was short rib meat! It was tender and easy to eat. All in all this was a great meal! Our server was on point as well, attentive but not overbearing and served us well!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    nightoutwithfriends
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I recently went to Zuma with a few friends and had a terrible experience. The service was awful, our server scowled if we asked for a water and took forever to bring it- meanwhile there were only a few other tables occupied. After our food was brought out she never came back to check if everything was alright. My enchiladas were also extremely burnt. I'm not one to complain but it was just overall a bad experience which is dissapointing because I've been there previously and had a great experience.
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  • Meh.
    DanielleVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Made reservations for 8:00PM and arrived right on time. There was a line up the stairs when we got there and no hostess to help anyone. It took about 5 minutes to get someones attention. There was a waitress working the "bar area" and she passed by us at least a half a dozen times making sure not to make eye contact with us. Finally my husband was able to stop a busboy who saw our reservation in the computer and said he would be right with us. After another 5 minutes of waiting my husband stopped him again to ask the status of our table. Apparently he had forgotten and finally cleared a table for us to sit at. I most likely would not return to this restaurant. There are a lot of other great tex/mex places that can be found around our city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for the area!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I loved that I could make reservations for 7pm on a Saturday night for 5 people! Food and drinks were great and reasonably priced!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Big40Celebration
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Went out Saturday night for cousin's big 40 birthday. Group of 10. Did not make reservations ahead of time. After trying several restaurants with loooong waits, used OpenTable for reservations. Good to decent food. Guacamole was good, ribs had good flavor but were a little dry. Best part was that they had room for a large group. Worst part was the $35 parking fee for an hour and a half of parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a large group!
    RacheyP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I always love Zuma, especially with a big group of people! My whole party from out of town loved the food, margarita's and the cheap bill for so many. Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Tex-Mex
    Jini
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Love Zuma: beyond reasonable pricing (even for Boston) and really great house margaritas. Went there for my birthday celebration and the staff was accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The answer was always "no"
    JenErosityVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    It was ok, but just barely. No Gluten Free indication on menu, No accommodation. Really, it seemed like every question we asked the waitress got "no" for an answer. It was kind of weird. It's probably ok for drinks and snacks, or a late night taco... unless you want the steak taco al acarte, in which case the answer will be "no".
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  • Not very impressed
    DannyVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I went here on a whim with a few of my friends and the place was absolutely dead. I could count on one hand how many other people were there besides us, which is strange for a restaurant in the city on a Friday night. The food was average at best but they give you a good value for it. The service was incredibly well, but only because we were one of 3 tables being served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A deal in a tourist trap
    janiedelaney
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    It was great to be able to bring my three teenage boys out and not break the bank The Christmas lights were gorgeous and the food was terrific - tons of it- at a great price - I would highly recommend Also - I got the four dollar margarita which was good - they tried to talk me into the more expensive but it was just fine for me. I got the fajita - yummy
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual dining
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Food typical for Tex Mex. Ordered Rye Whiskey and they had none. Hottest category in liquor. Waitress very good and she suggested the Sausage which was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service and food
    Takeout
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Took waiter of 20 minutes to come to table. Manager/owner was rude and entire staff had a frown on their faces. Food came cold and overcooked.
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  • Fun Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We had a reservation for dinner on a Sunday evening. Our table was ready when we arrived. Great selection on the menu which included pitchers of margaritas. Food was hot and tasty. Service was a little slow, but that's OK, we enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a decent option if
    OutoftownerVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    This is a decent option if near Faneuil Hall...came for lunch, and had enchiladas, and chorizo+buffalo chicken+carnitas+shrimp tacos (4 different ones) - can't remember which was my favorite, but there was a clear winner. For a city with pretty poor Mexican options, this one is at least better than average, and fairly affordable too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really, really average!
    DissapointingVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Even in a city that isn't known for great Mexican food, you can do much better than Zuma Tex-Mex. Nothing against this place, it is what it is but just don't go here expecting great food.
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  • Typical Mexican Bar and Grill
    TravelGirlVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    The restaurant is down a tiny windy flight of stairs - - and they also opened about 10 minutes late. We were also put off by the very dark and bar-like atmosphere. Our server was nice but did nothing out of the ordinary and was slow serving both food and drinks. The Neon margaritas were good and the flavor was excellent (banana). Restaurant serves a mix of Mexican and bar food. BBQ pork platters were plentiful but food was underseasoned and there was a lack of sauce. Beef Gordo and Enchiladas were excellent and perfectly spiced. A very uneven showing but good enough to come back - probably great for late night meals. Located in Faneuil Hall and therefore very touristy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Tex-Mex
    MrsM
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    Burrito was excellent, fajitas were spot on/. Margaritas were not too bad either!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    I work in the area and took one of my team out for lunch....Great place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Find!
    JerseyJ
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Went there for the first time for a girls night out. The location is perfect and the ambiance was fabulous! We ordered the nachos, 7 layer dip, chicken and beef tacos, and a salad to share and everything was delicious! We ordered pitchers of their red sangria and watermelon margaritas.. Amazing! We all can't wait to return for another reasonable, great meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out on the town
    BostonFamily1
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    All told, the meal, restaurant and service were unremarkable. Not bad, just not memorable. We had hoped to come downtown to Fanieul Hall and have a fun night out with our kids. The food was OK (fajitas, tacos, grilled chicken), but unlikely we'd return. Room was decorated in standard tex/mex theme, and folks at bar area seemed to be having a good time. Seems to be more focused on pushing diners through, than ensuring a memorable experience. Perhaps because of the heavy tourist scene, repeat customers are not the prioirity.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special
    CarolineVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Average Tex Mex restaurant with decent service and better than average drinks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very affordable and very delicious.
    Susie
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    very affordable and very delicious. great atmosphere. went for my sisters bachelorette party and it was the perfect setting for it. fun, vibrant and filled with other large groups of people. great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ordinary food but very good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    The food here was quite ordinary, the noise level was high, and not much ambiance.
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  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Had a great meal here on a busy Saturday night! We had about 13 in our group. They were able to accommodate us well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great unexpected bargain
    Jacky
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Went to dinner Saturday night at 5pm since we were taking a Harbor Cruise at 8pm. 1/2 price apps from 4 to 6 with the order of a $4 or higher drink. Margaritas started at $4. They also offer Margarita pitchers. We ordered about 5 different apps to share. There was sooo much food I actually said to the waiter why didn't you tell me we were ordering too much food. Dinner for 2 with drinks on a Saturday night in Faneuil Hall - $35. How can you beat that?
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I liked it, the perfect place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    I liked it, the perfect place to catch up with old friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We place our food order before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    We place our food order before we arrived and it worked out great. Sometime when we have a large party (6) we don't always get our food and have a chance to eat it in the 1 hour lunch we have. This was fantastic. We had our drinks within 5 minutes of being seated and our food within a few minutes after that.This made lunch so much easier I know we will choose Zuma's more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Service was good,felt like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Service was good,felt like you were eating in a basement though. It was cold the whole time, and it didn't Help that it was freezing outside. The food wasn't exceptional. The drinks were strong which made up for a lot of annoyances. Overall three ate plenty other Tex mex's i can go to that would satisfy every category.
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    late-night find
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  • Not recommended. Had the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Not recommended. Had the Skinny Margarita, which was awful. I believe that they added club soda in the margarita as filler. Ordered the fish tacos, probably got 4 ounces of fish spread throughout three tacos. Corn tortillas were not doubled and hence my taco fell apart. The salsa was an abomination. The bulk of the salsa consisted of canned whole tomatoes. Even if you are looking for a cheap Mexican dinner I would not recommend.
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  • Super fun, great place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Super fun, great place to get drinks. Though you may be tempted to go for the cheapest pitcher of margarita's on the menu, the extra few dollars you throw down are well worth it. Love!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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  • really good good, very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    really good good, very pleasant service in a cozy setting. get the mixed combo platter.
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  • For a Saturday night, it wasn't
    chosking
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    For a Saturday night, it wasn't too busy. Comfortable setting. The service, as always, was really great. Zuma has good drinks and food, isn't too expensive and is convenient to get to.
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  • Mexican food in downtown Boston
    DelraydinerVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2012
    My son wanted Mexican food so we found Zuma Tex Mex on line. We had very low expectations and were pleasantly surprised. It is a small, intimate restaurant located in Fanueil Hall. Our waitress was very attentive and immediately brought chips and salsa to out table. The chips were very thin and light. They were the best chips I have ever had at a restaurant. The food was great and exactly what we expected.
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  • We had a 21st birthday party
    LuWest
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    We had a 21st birthday party and it was perfect. Good Food at a good value. Great margaritas! And we could be loud and have fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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