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  3. Distance: 2.56mi
  4. Distance: 2.60mi

About Z'Tejas Gateway

Z'Tejas Gateway is a restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona that specializes in serving Southwestern Mexican cuisine. The restaurant features a festive, upbeat atmosphere and offers a full service bar with a large margarita selection.

Z'Tejas Gateway serves lunch and dinner daily and features an additional weekend brunch service. Brunch at the restaurant features such fare as bananas foster French toast, Southwestern breakfast bake, chicken fried chicken and waffles, south of the border Benedicts and stuffed breakfast relleno. Lunch and dinner at Z'Tejas Gateway features a variety of appetizers, soups and salads, Southwestern entrées, classic Mexican fare and house-made desserts. Entrée selections include Baja fish tacos and Texas fried snapper.

10625 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85028
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Shea Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 948-9010

Website:
http://ztejas.com/locations/#!/arizona/phoenix/

Entertainment:
Live Music every Thursday night from 6-9pm and every Friday night from 6-10pm

Catering:
(480) 948-8581

Public Transit:
North East corner of Shea Blvd. and N. Tatum Blvd.

Executive Chef:
Agustin Castorena

Private Party Facilities:
Z’Tejas is the perfect place to host your next group gathering, offering four unique venue options. For groups of 15 or more, we offer banquet menus to help keep your budget on track.

Private Party Contact:
Athena Pauly: (877) 889-5443

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Z'Tejas Gateway Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (247)
Fit for Foodies (181)
Good for Groups (172)
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Great for Lunch (168)
Great for Outdoor Dining (159)
Vibrant Bar Scene (112)
Special Occasion (110)
Hot Spot (109)
Kid-friendly (91)
Great for Brunch (81)
Romantic (43)
Late-night Find (37)
Notable Wine List (8)
Scenic View (3)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2015

The guacamole, margaritas and fajitas were very good and the interior decor is lovely. Our only complaints were that our food was rushed between the guacamole and the main meal...and we were still eating and our server wanted to remove our dishes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2015

We were seated quickly and our food arrived very quickly. Very attentive service. The street tacos were excellent, as was the cornbread. I had a margarita that was very good and a little on the strong side. I also had the Southwest Caesar salad, it too had a little bit of a kick to it and was very flavorful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2015

Staff is in need if service training. When entering on the 19th the receptionist merely pointed to a
table , no greeting, no escort., pointing to a genera area. . .. Two, staff needs to be instructed in how to serve from the left and remove from the right with the exception of pouring beverages from the right. Menus are large..and should be removed when appetizer orders are determined rather then left on the table until entrees are served.... Appetizer selections and plates should be removed before serving entrees. Beverage service was acceptable.

On the good side, everyone was very pleased with their entree selections ...It is only the staff service needs (above) that need tour prompt attention. Our waitress was efficient and pleasant... and Yes...we would like to return another time for your kitchen staff-chef are solid in their preparations.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 16, 2015

Consistently good food and great service. Always a pleasure dining at Ztejas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2015

The restaurant was packed but we had excellent service from our waiter, Greg. A very pleasant meal at a chain that has had its ups and downs food wise.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2014

I use Open Table so that I can get a reservation time and not have to wait. We had a time at 6:30. At 6:30 I approached the hostess and asked about being seated. At first she said we were next, then quickly said their was one party ahead of us. 20 minutes later she had seated everyone that was waiting, both those that were waiting before us and those that came after us before seating us. Our order was then taken incorrectly.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2014

The happy hour is awesome here--good food, and drinks , all reasonably priced:) Unfortunately the service did not match the quality of the food and the atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2014

Been here several times. Not my favorite place but OK during happy hour, otherwise is too expensive for what you get. Cornbread is fine. House margaritas are fair. Made a reservation and requested a specific table where we ate the day we got engaged. The greeter started leading us to the opposite side of the dining room. I protested and she said she couldn't figure out what table we wanted. I told her it was on the other side, she still offered a table on the wrong side, saying the table we requested was occupied. After we accepted the wrong table and ordered, my fiancé went to see "our" table on the other side was in fact UN-OCCUPIED. Not happy that we made the effort to reserve a special table and basically were ignored

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2014

We were tucked away on a patio with great service and great food! We all chose salads. Mine was a delicious red pepper and beef. The others had a pecan crusted chicken. It was commented that it was sweet. We will eat there again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 2014

A spicy meal for sure! Service amazing! Marguerites were fantastic....such a selection!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2014

My wife loves this place. It is close by, and a great fallback when we don't want to think too hard about where to go. I recommend the chicken artichoke stack. However, there is much to choose from... And seasonal specials often grace the menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 20, 2014

Good Food and drinks at fair prices. When crowded it is too noisy and when they have music it is really noisy. All in all, one of the best places to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 19, 2014

Noise level very high. Thought very busy, staff was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 13, 2014

I have never been to this restaurant before, but I was going to the Pinot palette nxt door after dinner so thought it would be perfect. The occasion was for my birthday. Which I also noted in the reservation and that I'd like a spot in the bar dinning. Once we got there the girl immediately took us to a table (not in the. Bar) I had to ask to move...then to be stuck w sitting at the actual bar. No one acknowledged my requests or that it was even my birthday. And had poor service all together. So wasn't the best experience.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 5, 2014

The southwest-themed menu is always a delicious surprise!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 22, 2014

One of our favorite places. This is NOT a Mexican food place, but certainly influence by the southwest. Food is always excellent, happy hour prices are, too. House frozen margaritas are the best (and this is from someone who doesn't care for frozen marggies). They are strong so you are limited to 3. Appetizer of pork chile verde is so good; if you are looking to stay on a leaner side, the ruby red trout salad it wonderful. Love all of the enchiladas and the tortilla soup is very flavorful. Chips aren't complimentary, but the warm skillet-made cornbread is - yum! You can't go wrong with Z Tejas.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 31, 2014

Good food with upscale twist. Our server Stephanie was amazing, very nice, attentive and knowledgable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 19, 2014

The restaurant has a unique and exciting take on southwestern food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 21, 2014

The chain has created an excellent product that brings consistently fresh and flavorful food to the table. You really cannot go wrong with anything ordered here.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 15, 2014

The food here is always delicious. I absolutely love the little shrimp-guacamole tostado bites! Some of our favorites include the ruby red trout salad with goat cheese, and diablo pasta. And of course the Chambord margaritas!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 15, 2014

I was disappointed to find out that the stuffed French Toast that I frequent the restaurant for was taken off the menu, we visit after church two to three times a moth for that. I still will come for the Bloody Mary Bar.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 25, 2014

Our group of 8 was seated promptly and served efficiently throughout the meal. The waiter was attentive to all the special needs of each individual and the food was very good. We'd certainly dine here again as a group!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Celebrated Mothers Day at Z'Tejas with a party of 8 adults and 2 children. Pleasantly surprised to receive a phone call from the restaurant the day before our reservation. This is the first time I have ever been contacted about a reservation. It was so nice to have such a personal interest on how we would like to have our table arranged for our special day. She made sure that we had adequate space to accommodate 2 young children. We arrived at the restaurant and had the best table we could have ever dreamed of and our Mothers Day Brunch was enjoyed by all. Special Thank You for making it such a special day for our family.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 12, 2014

Brought another couple with us who had never been and they were blown away as we always are. The food was wonderful and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 5, 2014

We hadn't eaten here in about a year, and we were reluctant to go because we feel that the dinner menu is rather limited. But we love their Tortilla Soup, so we thought we would give it another try. Much to our surprise, there were several additional items on the menu that are not shown here on the Open Table menu. Despite the new menu items, we ended up having the Tortilla Soup (fantastic as always) and items that have been on the menu for some time. My husband had the Chorizo-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin which he really liked. I ordered the Chile Pork Tostadas from the appetizer area. I was worried that the portion would be skimpy, but there were 6 good-sized, tasty tostadas. We definitely will go back soon and try the new menu items.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 3, 2014

what more can I say.. the appetizers were fantastic and the stuffed tenderloin was scrumptious

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 23, 2014

Was sent here by friends and truly am not impressed. The server was disingenuious and slow. Margaritas were fine but food was mediocre aat best, especially for the price paid.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 21, 2014

We have twice now brought some couples over for their first time and they always leave raving about both the margs and the food.
It's a guaranteed pleasure.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 14, 2014

My wife and I visit ZTejas at least once whenever we're in town. Love the food. Stuffed pork loin and smoked chicken enchiladas are favs. And must have Chambord margaritas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 22, 2014

We traveled to this location for an event. The food was very good .
The server not so much. It was evident that he had not been educated about the dishes on the menu. He could not describe them in detail when we had questions. He seemed to want to rush us through.
He forgot to bring our check and credit card back and starting vacuuming the floors and cleaning tables all around us.
I had to get his attention to come back to our table and he actually commented that he forgot to return our credit card to us. Yikes !!
Overall, the restaurant was very nice and the food very good and priced reasonable.
We would return but definitely they need to work on their servers knowledge of their food and basic service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 21, 2014

The food is amazing as well as the environment. One of my favorite restaurants

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 19, 2014

Food could have hotter when served. Good party place, fun ambience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Food came out quickly but being next to the server enterance made for alot of traffic and noise. the wait staff was pleasant and their suggestions were good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Thought from the reviews that this might be a good place but was very disappointed. Food was OK but nothing special, service was good but it was very noisy and the decor was so, so. I would not recommend this to any of my friends.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 6, 2014

Had to send back my lunch because the waiter had described it incorrectly. Replacement order was very good and manager apologized. Cold air was blowing on us the entire time, even after we moved to another table. Waiter bought the bill and asked how we wanted to pay while I was still eating my lunch.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2014

We had a group of 14 that was well served with great food, great service and friendly staff. It was our best dining experience in the four days we were in Scottsdale!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2014

I have dined here many times a d would recommend it to everyone. This visit was bad however. Our server was non existent and the salad I ordered was good but they did not offer to toss it and did not bring me utensils to toss it myself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2014

When I'm in town I always stop at least once. Never disappointed! Everyone is exceptionally professional and friendly. Mike and Amadao, please forgive my spelling if I got it wrong, are on top of their game here, attentive and genuinely concerned you have a good meal. The wait and serving staff are efficient and attentive also. They give you the right amount of attention and make sure you are happy with your dining experience. I was in this past Thursday, after a long 24hrs of travel and work and I gotta tell you, I was so happy to be welcomed at the door, sit right away, enjoy the live music, speak with Mike, Amadao and Summer. Enjoyed a great app and perfectly cooked burger with a beer. I couldn't be happier. Thanks everyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 17, 2014

Note. Jan is busy in N. Phx Scottsdale so even with a reservation you might have to wait 15-30 minutes for your table. We finally decided to grab an outside table which turned out best. Weather with heater was perfect. Also Friday bar scene with loud band made it difficult to talk inside so enjoy outside ambiance, conversation, and good food. Yummy corn bread always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2013

It is always a great time dining at z'tejas! It all starts with a friendly management staff and flows down to the rest of the staff. The food is excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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