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Zuma Tex-Mex
Zuma Tex-Mex

Zuma Tex-Mex Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zumatexmexgrill.com
  • Phone: (617) 367-9114
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I loved that I could make reservations for 7pm on a Saturday night for 5 people! Food and drinks were great and reasonably priced!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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"."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "I work in the area and took one of my team out for lunch....Great place!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Burrito was excellent, fajitas were spot on/. Margaritas were not too bad either!"
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Average Tex Mex restaurant with decent service and better than average drinks!"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "The food here was quite ordinary, the noise level was high, and not much ambiance."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "Had a great meal here on a busy Saturday night! We had about 13 in our group. They were able to accommodate us well!"
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "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?"
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2013
  • "I liked it, the perfect place to catch up with old friends."
    Dined on 2/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/26/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/11/2013
  • "really good good, very pleasant service in a cozy setting. get the mixed combo platter."
    Dined on 1/9/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/13/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/15/2012
  • "Located right in the hear of Quincy Market. Moderately priced and well prepared food. Not an overabundance served at lunch, but not really needed. Our server Allison was friendly, helpful, and attentive. Thanks for the recommendation on the Margarita, it was fantastic. Only glitch was that she rang up the wrong amount which was much less than what we had purchased. Music was a bit loud for some lunchtime conversation. This is a better choice for some good Tex Mex, instead of the basic burger type, touristy eateries that many choose."
    Dined on 8/22/2012
  • "We were a group of 11 and worried we'd be a handful for our server but she was amazing! Totally attentive w/out being in our faces, offered suggestions for apps and pointed out gratuity was included (but we gave her extra as she deserved it). Great spot for a large group (there were several there) and lots of (inexpensive) options for food. My spinach, tomato and goat cheese quesadilla was so delicious. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/22/2012
  • "Food was ok and not very flavorful for mexican fare. Service was great however!"
    Dined on 6/23/2012
  • "We recently went with a large group of friends for dinner (9 of us) and made a reservation in advance. Although it was far from the best Mexican food I have ever had or had in Boston for that matter (some of the food was a little bland, especially the rice & beans) it wasn't gross by any means. You definitely cannot beat the prices. For ok quality food it was very reasonable. Our server was also very attentive and made sure we had what we needed at all times."
    Dined on 5/19/2012
  • "Zuma's food is always amazing. From the fresh salsa and chips, to the beef tacos, you can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 5/3/2012
  • "I saw conflicting reviews on this restaurant but decided to try it anyway. One review said the staff wasn't friendly and I would agree with that. Even though it wasn't a crowded night, the first table they suggested for us was stuck in a corner - they did move us when we asked to be more out in the open. This restaurant is in a touristy area of Boston (Quincy Market) so I would expect the waiters and staff to be very friendly - assuming they're catering to tourists but that wasn't the case. The food was very average."
    Dined on 5/1/2012