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Z'Tejas Gateway

185 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican / Southwestern, American
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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
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Phone number
(480) 948-9010
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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
Agustin Castorena
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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.
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Private party contact
Athena Pauly: (877) 889-5443
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(480) 948-8581
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Cross street
Shea Blvd.
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Public transit
North East corner of Shea Blvd. and N. Tatum Blvd.
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Live Music every Thursday night from 6-9pm and every Friday night from 6-10pm
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.1  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelB (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

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.

GeorgeK (Mobile)
2.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

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.

Rsilva3 (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2016

Food is always good at the Z! Too bad the delicious corn bread is not longer complimentary.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
1.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

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.

viphummer (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

I loved the new Texas Fried Snapper

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

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.

vipMomofthebest4 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 29, 2016

Delicious!!! Frozen margaritas are great! Wonderful happy hour. At 7, things quiet down.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2016

Host was very professional and nice. Server was great

MariBethS (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2016

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!!

vipFoodie (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 23, 2016

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.