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.
We've eaten at Z a bunch of times and the food is always excellent. Except this time.
My wife had a Sonoran Chicken Salad and it wasn't fresh, tasted like the fridge. I had a chicken fried ribeye that you could pound nails with.
We'll go back, I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt that this disaster was a one-off.
Not happy with drinks or meal. The drinks were expensive and were mostly mix. The millionaires martini was terrible. We sent our drinks back. The Mexican fajitas were cooked separately and combined in the presentation skillet. The evening was very disappointing. Our server did everything he could to make our drinks and dinner right but could not make up for the quality of the food.
Food is always good at the Z! Too bad the delicious corn bread is not longer complimentary.
I went her for Mother's Day with my wife and three girls. We waited an hour and 45 minutes with no food. Kids meals came out early and were horrible. We got up an left. Never got an apology or call from the manager. Worst restaurant ever.
I loved the new Texas Fried Snapper
Service not good - seated on time, waited about 10 minutes and had to get waitress to give us water. After that, everything was too slow - ordered drinks and waited way too long to get them. Food was very good.
Delicious!!! Frozen margaritas are great! Wonderful happy hour. At 7, things quiet down.
Host was very professional and nice. Server was great
We make it a point to visit Z'Tejas when we are in town and the steak with carmelized onions and blue cheese never disappoints!!
I LOVE Ztejas Happy Hour. The drink specials are amazing as well as the food. I definitely recommended giving them a try and I guarantee you will love it as well.
Went for brunch on Valentines day and it was totally understaffed. Our waitress tried her best but everything took forever, from ordering to getting the food to getting the check. The time we spent waiting was very noticeable and affected our meal. We also had two people get pooped on by birds so be careful!
Great and unique food. Salsa is unbelievable and the Diablo pasta is great.
I really liked everything about this restaurant except, like may restaurants at 6:00 p m, it was very noisy.
Great place to hang out after a long work week.
We used to love Z'Tejas. But the past few years have been rather disappointing. I had read in the newspaper that they had made some improvements, so we thought we would give it another try. First of all, the place was very busy and there was a lot of commotion. Our waiter seemed really hassled and took a while getting to us. When he did, he was apologetic, but it didn't help much. He took our drink order and dinner order at the same time. However, our soup came out before anything, then the drinks, then the chips and salsa, and immediately the entrees arrived. I don't know who was responsible for the bad timing, but it wasn't very enjoyable. We thought the soup and entrees were quite good, but the portions were rather small. In summary, we probably won't go back since there are other choices.