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Z'Tejas - Avery Ranch, Austin, TX

Z'Tejas - Avery Ranch

3.7
3.7
51 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Z'Tejas is a scratch kitchen that serves elevated Tex-Mex with a southern flair. They have locations in
both Texas and Arizona. Founded in Austin, Texas in 1989, Z'Tejas is known for its bold flavors,
creative cocktails, and warm, inviting atmosphere. The company is dedicated to providing guests with
an exceptional dining experience and is committed to using the freshest ingredients and innovative
techniques to bring the bold flavors of Southwestern cuisine to life.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tex-Mex, American, Southwest
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (737) 237-2005
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Danny Ocampo
  • Private party facilities
    Z’Tejas is the guide to party planning hosts and the final frame to any event. With a dedicated event coordinator, buildable menu and amenity packages, and diverse room arrangements, our team is ready to serve in the only way we know how- with southern charm and the Spirit of Z.
  • Private party contact
    Madeleine Bell: (512) 738-8466

Experiences

  • Margarita and Guacamole Making Class

    $50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 24, 2024 only
    At Z'Tejas, we're offering a unique workshop that covers guacamole making, along with the art of crafting margaritas. Under the expert guidance of our chefs, you'll get hands-on experience in creating flavorful guacamole from scratch with fresh ingredients. Plus, you'll learn the secrets to mixing the perfect margarita. Join us for an enjoyable, educational, and delicious workshop where you can savor your guacamole and margaritas at Z'Tejas!
    Margarita and Guacamole Making Class Photo

What 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

51 Reviews
  1. Scooterwe

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was cold upon arrival and one dish was forgotten.

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  2. Kimsfaves

    Austin

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    While the food was really good, service was terrible. It took over an hour for our appetizer to arrive. It was clear there was a problem in the kitchen, but the server was not very good either. We were celebrating a birthday and you would think they would have comped our dessert for an incredibly long wait for our food. I doubt that Z Tejas will be around much longer, which is a real shame. I hope they get their act together.

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  3. Hooked7

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice tucked away place with great patio for listening to local music. Weekend is the best time to go.

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  4. RRRG

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We normally try and give places the benefit of the doubt, however this experience was beyond awful. It took 45 minutes to get a glass of water which was never refilled, no exaggeration. An hour and 15 minutes later when are food arrived it was wrong and missing the sides and basic staples of the meal. I ordered a chicken fried steak, and when it came it was burnt, no mashed potatoes, no gravy, and small portion of vegetables. When I asked the waiter had no idea as to why, nor did he care. I sent the food back. The other people at my table also received the wrong items. We asked to speak to manager and they never came to the table. There was one young lady a hostess that was really working very hard to try and make up for the lack of effort by the rest of the staff there. We finally had to get up and ask her to get our bill as the waiter never returned. For as expensive as everything is now, you would do your self a favor by not wasting it at this place. It is very unfortunate, as the location is great but obviously the leadership of this location is not interested in ensuring that this place remains in business.

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  5. AliH

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    There were not that many people there and I had made reservations. It took FOREVER to get our food, then it was wrong. They only comped one item and we had to keep chasing down staff for drink refills and water. Poor/not enough staff and food was mediocre at best…when we got it.

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  6. Myrts

    Austin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was the first time eating at this new location and unfortunately the last. The waitress was very nice and attentive thus cannot be blamed for this review. We ordered margaritas and the bar was backed up with so many orders that they did not arrive until half way through the meal. My husband took two sips and said it was awful. The food was just okay, but two of us have not felt well since our dinner.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great lunch on their gorgeous patio. They had a private party going on but still provided a great dining experience for our whole family. Their jerk chicken salad never disappoints! Looking forward to going back soon!

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  8. ROBINM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Understaffed. Waited 20 min for water and 30 Minutes for order. Cocktails came after dinner and we ordered them 15 minutes before the food. Dirty buffet tables sat in front of us the entire time. Food ok but not great. I understand things happen with short waitstaff bit one idea would be not seat every table in the house if you know you’re short staffed. Used to really like this place. :(

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  9. Swissmami

    Austin

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately, this was a very bad experience. It was clear there was no leadership guiding the ship at this restaurant, and it was completely disorganized and chaotic. It took over 40 minutes to get our first drinks from the bar; over 1 hour to get the entrees; and when the food was finally delivered, it was small portions and overcooked. The only shining light in this experience was our server. She kept us from literally walking out the door and kept up our spirits even though it was clear the ship was sinking. Recommendation, don't waste your time here until they change management. We won't be going back.

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  10. JayK

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great Valentines Day dinner. Server Meredith was outstanding. Food was great. Only negative was the noise level inside. Will be back soon.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food as always- slow service and pretty empty restaurant for 6:30 on a Saturday. But it’s a great “go to” for good margaritas and appetizers! Hope it stays!

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  12. Cindy

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mushroom Enchiladas were delicious. Love the patio. Will be back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, and ambience was great sitting outdoors listening to music, but seemed understaffed as they kept apologizing for being busy when it didn’t seem that full. Regardless, we had a good time and loved the food.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They had one server, I was so excited about girls night with my mom and sister, something we never get to do. My dad passed 2 months ago and we were looking forward to a fun night. Honestly, it brought the whole night to a halt because everything took way longer.

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  15. AnnB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the few not so noisy places to have dinner these days!

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  16. LaurenC

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very bland. 3 of our 6 plates were very overcooked/tough to eat. The other three were pretty good. The drinks were very good though.

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  17. StanleyH

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a short stop, had margaritas and queso, both of which were terrific. Service was outstanding and for sure we will return.

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  18. kens

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Very relaxing morning at the outdoor patio. Very good selections. Great value.

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  19. HankR

    Houston

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was fine. Not anything too special. Had a small fly in my margarita. Truly not a big deal, but it took at least 10 minutes for a replacement to make it to the table. And the place was maybe 25% full, so it wasn't like the bar was slammed. For the money spent ($45 for two drinks plus my $15 entree), I can’t say I was satisfied with the value. Won't be in a rush to come back. Too bad. I had really high expectations.

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  20. RhondaO

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter did not listen to requests: unsweet tea with lime. Brought lemon. Asked for sweetener 3 times. Had to ask for refills twice.

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  21. SSDATX

    Austin

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the patio so whenever the weather is pleasant, I take the opportunity to dine at ztejas. I also love the fact you’re dog friendly plus my dog loves the corn bread (as do I). Great happy hour food options as well. I only wish you had more wine options by the glass

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  22. JaneS

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    So loud we could not have a conversation at the table. The pumpkin mole enchiladas were delicious. The ahi tuna salad was fresh and good. Disappointed by the ancho fudge pie, though. It used to have a smoky, chili undertone, but now, it just tastes like plain chocolate pie. They’ve taken the ancho out of the ancho fudge. The server was rather surly and unfriendly.

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  23. MarciaR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were great, drinks and food delicious. Ate outside loved that. Would suggest no smoking outside and around the area. That was only distraction.

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  24. SherriH

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We haven’t been here for awhile. We enjoyed it and will return sooner rather than later. Mushroom enchiladas were just as great as they always have been. Chicken fried chicken was very good as well.

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  25. lorries

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Cornbread was not like it used to be. Queso chips were not crisp. Tuna on salad was over cooked. Disappointed.

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  26. GordonR

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This visit was to celebrate a family special occasion. The ZTejas staff provided a pleasing seating arrangement, excellent service, and appropriate sensitivity to the family’s special requirements. The food was excellent in quality and in presentation. The price point for the meal was about average but not so high as to be a deterrent.

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  27. michele

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    So noisy and way toooooo many children running around and getting in the way of the wait staff. Very unsafe.

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  28. ToddD

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited 25 mins for a drink order and water refill on a nit very busy night.

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  29. ViHill

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Our server Michael was awesome!!

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  30. BennyP

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seating was perfect for listening and watching the musician. Service was prompt and food was delicious.

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  31. SusanF

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable experience overall…. We sat on the patio….not too many people that day so conversation at our table was not interrupted…….overhead mister fans were excellent in providing extra comfort to the warm day….. Staff was friendly……waitress was pleasant and helpful..several other waitpersons also stopped by our table to say hello…. It was a birthday and Z Tejas topped off our visit by contributing a yummy piece of chocolate pecan pie

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  32. SSDATX

    Austin

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always have a great experience at zjtejas. The patio is fabulous and very dog friendly. I usually take advantage of the happy hour menu which is great.

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  33. JJoyner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I have been regulars at Z Tejas-Avery Ranch as it is near our home. The food is always great, we're always greeted by a polite staff, and the service is awesome. This past Saturday was the first time that we reserved a spot on the covered patio to watch the UT football game and it was a really pleasant experience.

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  34. NancyF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall ZTejas has really gone down in quality and service. We went to ZTejas on Sunday for dinner. We ordered drinks at the bar first and the bartender was rude. Drink prices were rather high and I doubt that there was a half of a cup of liquid in the glass. It was 90% ice. The food was bland. It definitely did not feel like the up scale atmosphere that they are known for. Don't waste your money going to this place.

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  35. CarmenI

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, freshly made, and quickly served! Waitpersons very friendly! Love this place!!!

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  36. MonaO

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was fine. About what we expected. Like that they have TVs for football.

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  37. EthanMD

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, friendly energetic staff, and great atmosphere. Would recommend Z’Tejas to anyone that wants to try something new.

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  38. PattyR

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service great food. The music was a little too loud to have a conversation.

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  39. Chris

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time listening to Gunnar Latham. He is amazing and destined to go far. The food was amazing The staff very attentive. Highly recommend checking this place out. We sat outside and even though it was hot as heck. We were very comfortable with the fans and misters. Looking forward to more events there

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best street tacos. The service was helpful and fast. We also enjoyed the live music on the patio. Very nice ambiance.

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FAQs

Z'Tejas - Avery Ranch is rated 3.7 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Z'Tejas - Avery Ranch

14900 Avery Ranch Blvd b100, Austin, TX 78717

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lago Vista / Jonestown / Cedar Park
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tex-Mex, American, Southwest
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Executive chef
    Danny Ocampo
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (737) 237-2005
  • Private party facilities
    Z’Tejas is the guide to party planning hosts and the final frame to any event. With a dedicated event coordinator, buildable menu and amenity packages, and diverse room arrangements, our team is ready to serve in the only way we know how- with southern charm and the Spirit of Z.
  • Private party contact
    Madeleine Bell: (512) 738-8466
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