Zacatlan

4.6
326 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican / Southwestern
The name Zacatlán surged from the origins of our chef, Eduardo Rodriguez. He was born in Zacatecas, Mexico (north-central Mexico), which is defined as "the habitants of the land where grass grows". Zacatlán is the nahuatl translation for "land with an abundance of grass", and that is where our idea of Zacatlán Restaurant began.

Zacatlán Restaurant desires to continue to preserve the traditions for our upcoming generations, while bringing forth new flavors. These new flavors incorporate Southwestern and Mexican influences. We are established near the Santa fe Plaza, right off of Guadalupe Street. We want to unveil a new fusion of food for everyone in Santa Fe and those who visit.

Experiences

  • Valentines Dinner (Sunday 2/13/22)

    $85.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 13, 2022 only

    ¡El amor esta en el aire! On Sunday evening (2/13/22), Zacatlán will be celebrating Valentines Day! From 4pm to 9pm, Owner & Chef Eduardo Rodriguez will create some tasty, haute gourmet. Come in to share a lovely evening with a special person at Zacatlán! A delicious prix fixe menu is set for the occasion for $85/person (plus tax/tip). Our menu is available now on OpenTable.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 326 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food quality was amazing. They seated us (in 20 degree F weather) OUTSIDE with three tiny heaters covering 5 tables and open gaps of air blowing in. We were all freezing and sniffling by the end of our 2.5 hour meal. Why 2.5 hours? Because our waitress only came by every 30 minutes. We waited an hour to even order our entrees. It was the worst service we have ever experienced and the outside situation was awful. Food is great though.

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vipPrincesssouth
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is a must when in Santa Fe! 5stars
I had been wanting to dine here since they opened in 2020 and finally had the opportunity to do so. The food is absolutely exceptional from the presentation, to the flavor, and the execution. We had several courses so we could get the full experience. We shared appetizers, entrees, and deserts. We wanted to try and share everything and that is exactly what we did! The portion sizes are very generous and full of flavor!
The food is like fine dining but the atmosphere is non pretentious, which is a nice change of pace. This leads to my next point, the service and time you spend to dine. Our dining experience was at least 2.5 hrs. Our service was good, however our server could have been a little more attentive. There were long gaps where we did not see her. This is honestly the only drawback I can say about our experience, but not enough to give a sub par review. Give Zacatlan a try! You won’t regret it!

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vipBradS
New Mexico
60 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Simple but good.

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vippaintslinger
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is now my go to place . I recommend to everyone!

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BobbieF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet find. I recently moved near the Guadalupe/Railyard area and looked for a place for a short walk for lunch on a cold New Year's day. Loved it - was also unsure of an item in my order, and they immediately checked on it for me and confirmed was was/wasn't in it. My server came back over in about 10 minutes to check and see if all was OK. Service just right - attentive, but not hovering (which drives me crazy.) This may be my favorite new neighborhood place, tucked into a side street off Guadalupe. Chilaquiles amazing. Traditional cozy Old Mexico feel and tables widely spaced enough to feel Covid-safe and others' conversation unobtrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and food!!

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MelisaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Would recommend for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

New Years Eve Prix Fixe menu - food was absolutely delicious! We were sat in the enclosed outside area at a very small table for two. It was a very tight fit and the small metal chairs were very uncomfortable. The indoors seating and ambiance looked very warm and lovely. We will request an indoor table next visit.

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MichaelH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well-executed prix fixe menu on NYE and really good service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious burrito. Delicious.

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chrisc
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience2

I was so excited to go to zacatalan and try all of the wonderful sounding cuisine. That was not the experience. After having a reservation for 1.5 months we show up to be offered one of two tables, one which was literally crammed between to large tables where you couldn’t move or the other literally in the walkway. There were plenty of empty tables. The service was good and so was the pork belly. However the pork belly was a tad heavy on the cumin. We had to send back the octopus because it was chewy abs had to practically saw through it. At this point we made the decision to pay and move into coyote cafe.

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vipChris
Sacramento
350 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cozy restaurant in adobe home. Staff is friendly and responsive. Food was fabulous. The pork shoulder with mole sauce was delicious as was the filet mignon special and the duck. Highly recommend the bread pudding dessert which is big enough to share.

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vippaintslinger
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection

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LeslieF
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The Christmas Prefix meal was grossly inequitable in portion size for
The only vegetarian item on the menu which was 1 small stuffed chili rellano filled with quinoa, a few black beans and a couple of pieces of cheese. It was tasty but was the size of a small appetizer. My friend has also ordered it but was splitting a large full fish with her husband. She was the one that first said “there should be at least two of these chilis for this dish”. I asked if we could order one more and was told it would be $26!! Keep in mind that all the other dishes on our table and neighboring tables had large portions with meat. This chili was vegetarian and was extraordinarily small and filled with very inexpensive foods. I interrupted my Christmas dinner to the supervisor on duty. She wasn’t apologetic or even able to offer some kind of equitable solution other than some tortillas. This was an expensive meal with no meat and just made no sense. Everyone at my table couldn’t believe the manager on duty really had no interest in customer service. It’s too bad. I’ll never go here again and I frequent Santa Fe often.

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KelF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our Christmas Day meal was enjoyable. The 3 course meal was a nice way to end our Christmas Day. My husband had the filet and I had the snapper. A bit difficult to eat all of the snapper meal due to everything being served on the snapper carcass, but everything tasted good.

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SusanR
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time at Zacatlan. The 9-table dining room was full but neither noisy nor crowded feeling. I'd say "cosy" except that some warm spots of light are needed; simply having candles on all tables would help a lot and a warm-bulbed lamp on the console table could be nice as well.
Our two appetizers (arugula pear salad and pork belly) were good, and all three mains outstanding: short ribs, stuffed quail, and duck (all recent additions to the short menu). More than acceptable Rioja from the lower end of the list - which curiously mixes reds and whites, mostly new world, without discernible other ordering. Attentive service.

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vipDada
New Mexico
59 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The appetizer's and entrees were outstanding, however the service and ambience fell short. We had requested seating inside in the main dining area with the reservation, but were directed to the drafty, side room with space heaters. The waitresses were not very attentive and needed several reminders to provide water, pour wine and missed a few items that we had ordered. Understanding that during covid, regular help is an ongoing problems. On our previous visit, we had not encountered any of these issues in the main dining area. Definitely worth a visit, but request the main room.

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vipLocal
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our first visit to your restaurant. Everything was perfect from Grecia, and her attention and friendly service to the fabulous food you prepared. We had the Eggs Benedict and The Pumpkin Waffle and Duck Confit. We started with the chips and guacamole which were amazing also.
We are from Durango and will visit again next time we come to Santa Fe!! Thank you and best wishes for your continued success!

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AlbuquerqueDiners
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around! The food was delicious and the service was warm and attentive. We enjoyed the bone marrow, lamb, quail, and corn flan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Warm spirit in lovely room, delicious brunch fare.

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vipLisaY
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food- everything we had was great! Service was top notch

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AprilF
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very well prepared and served meat dishes we had. I really would have liked to have the accompanying beans and rice to be enough to even pair with the meat. Or a bit of cabbage or greenery. Just a large portion meat with very little else so a bit disappointing

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SethN
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, highly recommend. Mexican fine dining.

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LEWLEW
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu with great choices - fish, lamb, quail, and more.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the corn flan - one of the best things that I’ve ever tasted. A charming hidden treasure is now my favorite dining spots in Santa Fe.

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vipDzadaA
Denver
83 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First-timers visit, but clearly a highlight evening. The service was excellent throughout…attentive, but never intrusive. The starter sip of white wine was a thoughtful surprise before we’d ordered anything only to be followed by beautiful sampler taste of a squash purée. The appetizer Ceviche was large, a bit dry, but a wonderful flavor as was the Pear salad. The Vegetarian was chosen as an entree with total satisfaction. The taco entree was shared by two and totally satisfied both. The beef short ribs should have been shared as the portion was extremely large and melted in our guest’s mouth. This was accompanied with a wonderfully smooth portion of mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables…the veggies were the only disappointment as they were under prepared, hard and all tasted alike. Otherwise, a very special dining opportunity…but a bit pricey in our experience. We came early, but the tables were fully occupied by 6pm…reservations would seem to be required at least on weekends. Finally, don’t be distracted by the storefront or the dark neighborhood…it is a great adventure to be there…and we loved the warmth of the staff!!! Thank you…we’ll return!!!

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MonteB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our appetizers and main entrées were phenomenal. The plating was exquisite. We will definitely return for our next special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an incredible place to eat and spend time. Every morsel has been well thought out and exquisitely executed. God damn! Party in my mouth.

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vipMike
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience overall. Bone marrow appetizer was unique and tasty. Short ribs were fantastic as was the quail

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RoxC
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and unexpectedly superior food! Would recommend to anyone who loves Santa Fe and would like a foodie experience.

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vippaintslinger
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Rodriquez is amazing!

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DeborahE
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

One entree very good and the other average. Given the price point, we expected very good across the board. Service was very good but not sure I would go back.

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ErnieP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. We were seated on the covered patio outside, it was very comfortable. My husband had the Red Snapper and I had the duck. Both were delicious.

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RichieB
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious and inventive dishes for our City. Must tries: Squash Blossoms, Grilled Pulpo, Cochinita Pibil

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vipElizabethB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were charged for two glasses of wine we did not order. I didn’t notice this until the next day when I reviewed the bill. I called right away, it took them over 30 minutes to figure out how to credit us back since we split the bill they need to credit Both of us. But we actually paid tax and tip on that so it should’ve been $16+ credited back. They didn’t understand this. So they just credit us $12 each. Not a good experience.

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vipBeverlyA
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a beautiful dinner. Will be back soon - so anxious to try other items on menu.

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Eric
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zacatlan is a very special restaurant. It's a hidden gem on a side street in the capitol area. The food was unique and of the highest quality. I recommend the stuffed quail or the duck.

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vipVenus
New Mexico
73 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch menu is a must. It is worth every penny - and it is not expensive. The food was plentiful and delicious. We sat outside and they have heaters on the patio. We are going back to have the fish tacos. Our friends raved over them and there are 4 tacos brimming with fish. Definitely a meal you can split. Their flan was fantastic as well. The Santa Fe Reporter said this is hands down the best brunch in town. I agree!

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Sfnative
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, plus original and substantial food that makes you happy you came!
Wine list very pricy for the basics. But food is outstanding. I’ll have beer next time.

FAQs

Zacatlan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 780-5174.

Zacatlan is rated 4.6 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.