Zacatecas Tacos + Tequila

4.3
15 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Zacatecas is an authentic Mexican taqueria and tequila bar located in Nob Hill, Albuquerque created by Chef Mark Kiffin. Named for a region in central Mexico known for its classic, cross cultural blend of foods and recipes, Zacatecas offers a variety of soft tacos with fresh, organic ingredients and a Margarita bar featuring tequilas and beer exclusively from Mexico.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 1130 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:30 - 9:00 pm

Daily Happy Hour from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Phone number
(505) 255-8226
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Rodney Estrada
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Amherst
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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SK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was okay, but the menu changes since the last time we were there. None of our favorite selections were on the new menu and the new selections didn't appeal. It was a bit disappointing. That said, what we ordered was good - just not what we wanted and not as good as in the past. Unless the menu changes back, I don't think we'll eat there again.

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JL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time in town (from LA), and this place was recommended to us by friends, and it was spot on. Excellent cocktails (everyone had a different Margarita- and they were all great), the cheese fondio-n-chorizo is a must, and the tacos were delicious. The staff was also very friendly, we’ll definitely be back!

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KE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Zacateca's and so did my out of town friends. I am so grateful that they were able to fulfill my request for a table by a window. We had so much fun, thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

My Birthday dinner. Made a reservation on open table to find out they dont take reservations on this day and open table never told me this so we Had to wAit like 1 hr and 1/2 to get seated. Then the waiter gave poor service.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Stale chips, average tacos. We had higher expectations for the price. Good tequila selection though.

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CK
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time - Reservation for 8 at 6:30 on a Friday - table was ready, service was top-notch!

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JN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The creamy chicken tacos was not good and everyone who ordered it couldn’t finish it - the chicken was too dry and had an off taste. Every other meal was fantastic.

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RC
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were here previously and the food was excellent. This time, the food was fair. Service was good. It was very loud as the garage doors facing Central were open. One member had the mussels and said they were excellent. The other 4 in our group felt their entrees were just average.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and we were quickly seated

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GB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tacos and margaritas- a really great place to celebrate!

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L
Oklahoma City
128 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a wonderful menu. Best fish tacos ever.

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J
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff and nice ambiance for a place on Central Ave in ABQ. Will definately return.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Waitress pleasant and cheerful, VERY knowledgeable with drink variety and types of tequila. Took too long to get appetizers and drinks.

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OT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It ended up being a very busy night there - our group of 12 came in two shifts due to a taxi mix up - we had a round of drinks and appetizers. The wait staff was great about suggesting different drinks and allowing a few to return if they did not enjoy. The guacamole and queso was excellent. We ordered a variety of tacos which were great (although really spicy!). It did take 40 minutes from when we asked for our bill to when we were finally checked out. Our waiter had prepared separate checks (which we had not asked for but appreciated) which took longer to process. Overall delicious just a little longer than we planned.

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RW
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, Chef came out and greeted us as we entered. Our server was friendly and perfectly attentive. Amazing dishes, the tacos are amazing but the mussels are fantastic as well! Wonderful selection of Margaritas with a build your own Margarita and tequila flights..Fun! Enjoyable atmosphere with delicious food and great drinks.

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