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Permanently Closed - Zapoteca

4.2
1200 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - "Better Than Any Mexican Restaurant in Boston" Boston Globe

“Mexican done right, ... among Portland’s best restaurants” From Away

At Zapoteca, we take deep-rooted, vibrantly flavored Mexican dishes, use a combination of modern and old world cooking techniques and present the dishes in a truly unique way.


We believe that to prepare great food it is essential that you begin with great ingredients. Because of this, we take advantage of the best New England has to offer and strive to utilize sustainable seafood and local produce whenever possible.


All of this combined with a unique International wine list, over 100 high quality tequilas and margaritas made with only the freshest ingredients creates an amazing result.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
​TUESDAY-THURSDAY / 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

​FRIDAY -SATURDAY / 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

​SUNDAY / 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

​MONDAY / 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Amazing Brunch Served Every Saturday and Sunday 11:30 - 2:00
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Phone number
(207) 772-8242
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Special events & promotions
On new years eve. we are offering a 5 course dinner $65 per person, and additional $25 per person for tequilla and wine pairing. Reservations only available for 6pm and 9pm.
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4.2
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4.2
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on June 10, 2017

The restaurant was on the smaller side as well as the menu. Very expensive for Portland standards. The food came out delish but the service was absolutely horrible. Three of us put our drink orders in and instead of going back to the bar and entering in the orders our waitress proceeded to take care of other tables. It took about 15 minutes for the first drinks to come out and then another 10 before the last drink came (it was a glass of wine, nothing intricate) then the waitress failed to make another appearance until another 15 minutes had passed.


Get it together.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2017

My favorite restaurant!!! We come here for so many special occasions, or just for a delicious meal with friends. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on June 10, 2017

Thank you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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DeeDee 
4.0
Dined on June 10, 2017

Great restaurant with great food. Just need to install acoustic tiles to walls for sound. So noisy could barely talk to person sitting next to you.

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AngeT 
4.0
Dined on June 9, 2017

The margaritas are the star on the menu; they are absolutely delicious. Good creative food, some sits a little heavy but overall good. Server was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on June 7, 2017

How was Zapoteca? I wish I could tell you about the dining experience. But despite accepting my reservation on Open Table, and without any warning or other communication with me, the restaurant was simply closed when we showed up at the appointed time. Which was immediately after my daughter's graduation ceremony. With a party of seven. Including three senior citizens, one of whom could barely walk the block and a half from the ceremony to the restaurant. This made me look super competent to my guests, who reluctantly wobbled up the street to a pub while I went to fetch the car and find another reservation. At the last minute, for seven people, on graduation day. Thanks for nothing!

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RalphN 
4.0
Dined on June 3, 2017

The only markdown is for the noise level. Next time will go I a slower night or later when it is less loud.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on June 2, 2017

Great food and drinks, professional staff, a bit noisy. Unless you can get a parking spot on the street (the sports bar next door gets most of those) you pay to park in the nearby lot. Fun to sit at the bar and watch the creative mixologists make their drinks.

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mfgillis 
4.0
Dined on June 2, 2017

Fantastic Mexican restaurant! Fabulous Margarita's! Very large portions.
Fun spot to go with friends!!

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on June 2, 2017

Underwhelmed. First we arrived (at 5:30) for our reservation and were told that if we wanted a booth we needed to be done by 7 because they had a reservation coming - um, hello, we have a reservation and are here now. Customer service? Then it took a while to get drinks even with only 5 other tables. The drinks were good though. One entree was good (enchiladas), the other bland (carnitas). It wasn't a bad experience just not worth going back to.

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