Zacatlan

4.8
61 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.

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 61 people are saying
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DirtMan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went in for a light dinner. We ordered the fish tacos and the steak tacos, both which were excellent. I also highly recommend the churros. Best I have every had!

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Happyclam
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh, made to order guacamole and equally fresh tortilla chips as starter, best we know of in Santa Fe. And again the best "turf and surf" eggs Benedict. We are making Zacatlan our go-to brunch on weekends.

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vipDevinahF
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the valentine’s prix fixe. All of the appetizers, main courses were plated beautifully and delightful to the palate. The churros were great for dessert but the tres leches was sub par. Service was excellent. A great restaurant addition to Santa Fe!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I booked this for Valentine’s Day while we were in Santa Fe for the night. Food was very good! I would have liked to have had more variety in dinner choices but it was still good! We were disappointed to learn there was no alcoholic drinks as they didn’t have their license yet.

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Happyclam
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best eggs Benedict in Santa Fe. And for dinner We enjoy the bone marrow, fish, and really anything the chef puts on the menu.

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SARA1
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, food was so good, flavor, presentation and music was the perfect combination for our brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite place in Santa Fe! I was blown away

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Shauny
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentines while we were in Santa Fe. Everything was amazing! Definitely recommend.

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Simp
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will most definitely be back. Food was amazing and the menu unique with some standard items for those who aren’t as adventurous.

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vipStefanR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating here. Guacamole and warm salsa with chips to start were über delicious (purchased a pint of the salsa to take home) and the food continued to impress throughout the meal both in flavors and presentation. We enjoyed the crab cakes, the snapper and churros with coffee.
We’re definitely coming back to try the tacos, I have my eye on the fish tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined 1st night after Covid restrictions lifted—excellent preparation and presentation—food for the eyes!

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vipChristineC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicate flavors and sophistication describe the outstanding dishes here. A real treat. We felt privilege to have dinner and brunch there. The black mole chilasuiles are original and delicious with the right balance of spices. The Cochinita ou il was equally lightly and flavorful. The chef is a true artist who puts his soul is this delicate food.

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vipChristineC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite modern Mexican food.

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Sssss
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a city famous for its great restaurants, Zacatlan still stands out as exceptional. We were seated on a little outdoor patio that was sheltered enough and heated with a lamp so that we were completely comfortable on a chilly and windy day. The waiter was the right amount of attentive without hovering. Our central Mexican dishes were extraordinarily good, with mixtures of ingredients novel to us and beautifully presented. In the current environment of a crazy and aloof world, our hour or so at Zacatlan felt like a welcome respite. We worry for them in their location a few blocks away from the busiest restaurant scene, but other diners slowly came and went while we were there. Well worth finding them.

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AmoFirenze
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastico! Get out of your Covid hut to take a virtual trip to the warmth (culinary and social) of Mexico. Zacatlán's enclosed and heated patio is small and simple, and there are only a couple of 2-tops out front in the sun, but whatever the weather—you will feel warmed. The quality and sophistication of our meal matched, or surpassed, extraordinary ones we've enjoyed in the top restaurants of Guadalajara and Mexico CIty (DF). Plus, here you can dine before 10pm, and get hours of enjoyment after your meal.

The two of us shared the extraordinary Cochinita Pibil—a perfect sampling of the chef's talents. To ensure we wouldn't go hungry, we'd also ordered a side of the tortilla chips & guacamole, which turned out to the best—and most generous—we've ever had (and we've faced a lot of chips and avocados arriving on the table!).

We enjoyed good service, fantastic food, and a comfortable 'room'. Zacatlán is A+, definitely worth your trip—esp. now, out into our masked, socially-distanced world.

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vipMMPSF
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was sporadic even though they had plenty of servers. We had to ask for silver ware and the for napkins, both of which came after our meals were on the table. The rice served was cold, not even room temp.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow..... One of the best restaurants in Santa Fe!
Will be back over, over and over again

Great chef who has a learned how to give Mexican food a little twist.
The service is refreshingly friendly and attentive.

You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing and unique steak tacos, flautas, and lamb shank barbacoa. Excellent service. Zacatlan is unique and the food delicious. Our family felt safe eating on the outside patio. Tables are well spaced and the restaurant is taking full precautions including a temp check.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, makes everyday feel like a celebration!!!

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Happyclam
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our light eater found the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and ham the best so far in Santa Fe. Our hearty eater found the chicken with mole the best ever outside of Merida. And every cup of coffee was fresh and excellent. Highly recommended.

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MBinSantaFe
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on Sunday was delicious, including the two desserts we polished off. Very charming patio, and great service too!

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KelseyG
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! We had the chips and guacamole with the breakfast burrito. All of it was very yummy. Sat on the patio outside which was super cute. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Slow service

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parker
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and exquisitely prepared. All servers were eager to please and we had an amazing time. Honestly- if go before Nov 10 2020 when they get their liquor license it will be a great value, after that, I expect it will be booked solid.

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vipFoodies
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic! We ordered a variety of items on the menu and each and every item was delicious! Now one of our top 5 restaurants in Santa Fe!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat on the patio for COVID reasons, and it was a lovely patio. The steak tacos were fantastic and were out favorite food item from our whole trip to Santa Fe. We also loved the fish tacos. Would highly recommend!

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SueL
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely brunch experience at Zacatlan. They do not have a liquor license so we couldn't have any bubbly with our eggs, but the coffee was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible- great value for the price. Large portions. Great service and quick. Just keep in mind they do not have their liquor license. Not sure if they would allow BYOB or not.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing

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vipJluv2eat
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely outstanding! A culinary delight and look forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! The food was excellent, so freshly prepared and tasty. Great service too!

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MarceloS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zacatlan is the dream-come-true of Chef Eduardo Rodriguez, who decided to open his own having other career alternatives in a challenging time like 2020!

The food is true to his culinary roots and executed brilliantly. Each dish our table tried wowed our guest, and you could taste the love with which it was made.

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vipDebbie
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch food,perfectly cooked. The outside dining is lovely and the service was friendly and timely. There are some unique menu options that I’m eager to chose. My husband and I are definitely going to be regulars and are eager to return for dinner

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vipSFChica
New Mexico
74 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My neighbors told me about this place and I am glad I finally got around to trying it. Our lunch/brunch was amazing. The mole chilequillas was the best in town. I dont like my mole too sweet or chocolatey. This one is smokey and tasty. The 4 fish tacos (4!) were delicious too. Do not hesitate to go. I will return. Hope they get a alcohol license soon!

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vipSFGuy
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our first visit to Zacatlan. We found the interior a bit stark but colorful. The steak tacos were the best we have had in Santa Fe and the squash blossoms were to die for. Excellent lemonade - not too sweet - perfect. We will be back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!! Amazing food and service. I am so happy for Eduardo and his crew, congratulatuins!! If you really want to have a taste of refined Mexican Food, come to Zacatlan everything is fresh and perfectly made.

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Sssss
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening in this little out-of-the-way restaurant. Good to see that they have recently put a sign on the nearest busy street to help lead people to them. The menu was creative. The ingredients and preparation were excellent. The wait staff was just the right mix of helpful, attentive, and invisible when not needed. The atmosphere was charming. The price was reasonable for haute cuisine, special occasion dining.

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vipTonyH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious, authentic meal. Warm and welcoming dinning room. Wonderful service. This was my second visit, will be back again and again.

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viplucie
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food on the patio. No liquor license yet so don’t expect a margarita

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TomR
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, 5 Stars - Eduardo has a winner here - we loved the food, atmosphere, staff and great service - our first visit, but definitely not our last! Thank you for providing Santa Fe with such an authentic food experience!

FAQs

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

Zacatlan is rated 4.8 stars by 61 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.