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Z'Tejas Austin 6th St

4.2
403 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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About

Z�Tejas Austin 6th St is a restaurant that offers a unique fusion of Mexican and Arizonian flavors. Diners can enjoy brunch, lunch, happy hour or dinner at Z�Tejas Austin 6th St, which also offers off-site catering services and a menu filled with creative cocktails.

Start your day with a southwestern breakfast bake featuring hickory bacon, roasted red peppers and goat meat. Lunch at Z�Tejas Austin 6th St may include blackened catfish tacos with Southwestern slaw or green chile pork nachos with borracho beans and salsa fresca. Try the Texas fried snapper or the chorizo-stuffed pork tenderloin at dinner and don�t leave without a taste of the home-made ancho fudge pie.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern, American, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(512) 478-5355
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Santos Garcia-Hernandez
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Private party facilities
Z’ Tejas can help you plan your rehearsal dinner, birthday party, anniversary celebration, shower, happy hour, or business meeting for 20 to 120 people.
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Private party contact
Trina Pruitt: (888) 721-2171
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Catering
Off Site catering is available by contacting Trina Pruitt, our Event Coordinator.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Lamar Blvd.
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Parking details
We offer complementary valet parking from 3:00 pm to close seven days a week.
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Public transit
We are located on the north side W. 6th Street just west of N. Lamar Blvd. between Baylor Street and Blnaco Street.
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Entertainment
We provide live music Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Debluema (Austin)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2016

We went early to celebrate a family event, and had a great table in a quiet area. The waiter was excellent, and made sure everything was perfect. The food was delicious. It was a great evening for our family.

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Tony (Austin)
4.0  Dined on July 10, 2016

Visitors from out of town and I had great meal and drinks. Only missed the corn bread offering. Will go there again as I have been for the past 20 years!

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qwerty (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Come here a couple times a year, for several years, during my annual Austin visit. This used to be my favorite restaurant ANYWHERE because of two dinner menu items; blackened catfish tacos and their chips w 3 salsas appetizer. Both are gone as is now my reason for living 😐 . There is an appetizer version of tacos, but not the same and a bit disappointing. The waiter brought cornbread to our table. It used to be complimentary like dinner rolls on a table. BUT, to my surprise, it wasn't complimentary; I didn't find out until the bill came. The waiter never mentioned this to us. I didn't make a fuss and just paid the bill. I am starting to wonder if this location is under new management.

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NicoleB (Austin)
1.0  Dined on June 28, 2016

Our server just seemed indifferent, drinks took forever, server spoke back our order than came back about 5min later confirmed the order again...order came out over 38min later and it was WRONG even after repeating back the order. The Manager then came by some minutes later to apologize and offer to correct the mistake which is great but that in itself took an additional 25min for a Med Rare Filet. Keep in mind this was also a Tuesday not a Friday or Saturday. This was our first date and surely did not leave a good impression on either of us.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

It was mediocre at best. Had reservations and still had to wait 20 minutes. Then sat at a small wobbly table in the middle of the room. It was our first experience at Z'Tejas and neither of us were too impressed. The salsa was the best tasting thing. The beer and food were overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 22, 2016

I've never been disappointed at Z'Tejas. In fact, I think I have come to expect the wonderful food and service as the norm.

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TereO (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 22, 2016

The food was delicious as always.

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SusanS (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2016

Z Tejas on 6th Street was our choice of Austin favorites to bring out-of-town guests for weekday dinner. Valet parking makes it easy to get in. Reservations ensure a table on time. The wait staff is the right balance of being attentive without hovering, and the food always is delicious. The menu is varied enough for everyone, and the atmosphere provides the essential Austin vibe.

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docrock (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on June 5, 2016

Food /service

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

Our ribeyes had good flavor but were tough and gristly. When I commented to the server, his comment was, "I guess steaks are like that sometimes." What?! For the price, I've had MUCH better. On the positive, the bartender made great drink recommendations. I would go back to try other dishes. Or for happy hour. It's hard to mess up good drinks and chips and salsa.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2016

Everything was great! Food and service excellent as always.

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vipItsmemo (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2016

Always great. When you drive all the way from DFW to go there it must be good!

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StillintoAustin (Austin)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

Went to celebrate a birthday at this long time favorite, and, as usual, they didn't disappoint! Had a great time, service and food were spot on. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 13, 2016

It's an institution, but no longer competitive with the best of the Austin Tex-Mex places.

Chewy fajitas. Meh margaritas. Slow service.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined on May 11, 2016

Service was great but food was pretty much average for Austin. Way too expensive. I guess you're paying for
location (6th St.). Trying to park in the back was difficult in a full-size 4-door truck. Probably won't go back.

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vipAirForceMom (Austin)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

We celebrated Mother's Day at Z Tejas and had s nice brunch. It was raining so we were inside but the noise wasn't too bad. It was our first time there since the latest ownership change, so we noticed differences on the menu but several old favorites were still there. Having our picture taken was a nice touch to remember Mother's Day,

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

We had a great time at Z'Tejas. I was with a group of girls for a bachelorette weekend and we went for brunch on Mother's Day. The service was on point and staff was very friendly. They were taking Mother's Day photos and when we asked if we could get one they happily took our photo and printed 5 copies even though we clearly weren't there celebrating Mother's day. Also, the food was delicious, and Bloody Mary bar was a pleasant surprise.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

Overall it was a very good experience. Waitstaff seemed rushed every time they stopped at our table.

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OpenTable Diner (Cancun)
3.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

We recently made reservations to Z'Tejas because family was coming in and they love anything outdoors. When we arrived, they didn't have any outdoor seating available even though we requested it on our reservation. We opted to wait until one became available and they were very accommodating to that. The food and mixed drinks were delicious. We were so torn between different menu items but overall happy with our selections which were the Shrimp & Guacamole Tostaditas, Fish Tacos, Street Tacos, and the Baked Seafood Enchiladas. The draft and bottle Miller Lite were very warm and not very appetizing. Our server was really friendly and funny, we liked him a lot. However, one of his other tables took up a lot of his time, which isn't so much his fault, but we had to wait a lot longer than we hoped to submit our order and that's because we had to flag down another server to do so. We asked her to let our server know once he was done that we needed to place our order and she decided to take our order right there and then but didn't seem very happy about it. But hey we got our food! Our server did come by a little later and apologized for the wait. Overall, our experience was good and our experiences won't prohibit us from visiting again.

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Mealmemories (Houston)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

The menu was varied and creative. The food was delicious and the service attentive. We will definitely return on our next visit to Austin.

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nativeaustinite (Austin)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

The dining experience at Z'Tejas on 6th Street is always pleasurable. The menu choices are extensive and excellent, the wait staff is attentive and the ambiance is inviting. Valet parking is included, which is usually necessary due to very limited street parking. We enjoyed a special meal, including shrimp guacamole tostada bites, artichoke chicken, a delicious Chambord margarita and a delectable chocolate fudge pie a la mode for dessert. We were only sorry that we missed the happy hour drink specials by a few minutes due to the high volume of traffic causing delays during a downtown weekend festival. We wish there had been a short grace period considering this was unavoidable and we were less than 5 minutes from the cut off time.

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vipAubri (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

We were put out on a side patio with birds all over the place and kids running around. The waiters kept walking back and forth. I felt like I was in a kitchen hallway.

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vipewill2002 (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on April 24, 2016

Always fresh and good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on April 17, 2016

Food is amazing - the atmosphere is fun - try the Bloody Mary bar at brunch!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

After years of being away, we came back to Z'Tejas only to be disappointed. We were seated 20 minutes before having our drink order taken. Our favorite dishes are now sub par. It will no longer be on our must-have-while-in- Austin list.

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vipJimmyC (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

We were seated right away with our large party in a private outside breezeway. It was great!

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vipMJFtx (Houston)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Went to brunch for Easter. No wait, service was slow to get started but then picked up. overall it was very nice experience, food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

We frequent the Z Tejas 6th Street location every time we are in Austin. While everything on the weekend menu is terrific, the Smoked Chicken Chile Relleno is the best -- the perfect blend of salty and sweet in a grilled Poblano. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

The Brunch menu had a nice variety. The entre came with fruit and delicious choice of fresh muffins. Simply amazing. If you enjoy a cocktail with your weekend brunch, you must try the Weekend Bar. Make your own bloody Mary's or Mimosa or both!!

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Roddly (Houston)
4.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Went here for my Daughters College graduation and for Easter brunch. Nice atmosphere and friendly service! Lots of menu choices! No pressure dining. Paring can be tricky but we got there early and found street parking.

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