Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Z'Tejas Scottsdale

4.1
154 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mexican / Southwestern
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

Similar Restaurants

About

Located in one of the more upscale areas of the city, Z'tejas in Scottsdale, AZ provides the perfect destination for a post-golf drink and nibble, a lunch break when shopping or an evening out with family and friends.

The comprehensive menus at Z'tejas Scottsdale ensure there is something for everyone, and at any hour. With brunch, lunch, dinner and happy hour specialties, you are sure to find a new favorite with any visit. The cocktail menu also gives diners a chance to savor craft cocktails, beer or wine paired perfectly with the Southwestern inspired dishes. With signature starters, entr�es, soups and desserts, Z'tejas Scottsdale has a lot to love.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(480) 946-4171
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Pedro Solano
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Z’Tejas is the perfect place to host your next group gathering, offering five unique venue options. For groups of 15 or more, we offer banquet menus to help keep your budget on track.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Athena Pauly: (480) 612-6391
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Off Site catering is available by contacting Sarah Robinson, Event Sales Manager, at 480-612-6391, or by email at sarahr@ztejas.com.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Camelback Rd and Scottsdale Rd.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Valet parking provided by the mall (non-complimentary) directly outside of Z'Tejas at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Camelback Road and Scottsdale Road.
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, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 154 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
3.8
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
2.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Disappointing. We were there for Mother's Day brunch. They were not prepared to handle their crowd, and we had a reservation scheduled for when they opened. Service was terrible, and the food was mediocre at best. There were a lot of places we could have booked brunch for Mother's Day. Thought we'd do something different, and chose Z'Tejas. We won't be back. Very disappointing experience.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 30, 2016

I have been to a Z Tejas many times and was really looking forward to this meal but it was just okay. The food was good, the service was not so much *the restaurant was not busy but our server sure was* and the ambiance is more family/kid friendly than I remember. It was not quite what we were after, and although I recommend for a family meal, for ladies night out it was just eh

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 16, 2016

Very good service. Corn bread was great. Meals were good, but nothing special.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 8, 2016

It was excellent, we all cleared our plates. I wish it was a stand-alone location. Will return!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

The food was yummy as always. Love Z'Tejas!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 13, 2016

I had an OpenTable reservation for two at 4:30 p.m., for dinner. We checked in, in a timely manner and proceeded to have our dinner. Upon checking in with the young gentleman at the hostess/greeting stand at the entrance, I mentioned "specifically" to make sure that I would be checked in correctly so that I would receive my dining points with OpenTable. We ate dinner, and the food was good. Service was timely.

However, when I returned home to give my review here on OpenTable, I was shocked and surprised to be marked as a "No Show" for my reservation in which I was indeed present. I was then totally inconvenienced at having to call Z'Tejas, to rectify this matter. I can say though, that the current manager on duty that I spoke with, named Dillon, was absolutely fantastic and terrific in rectifying this error quickly so that I would receive my points. I am a VIP here with OpenTable, (at least 90+ reviews approximately), and have never been a "No Show" in my life! Thank you Dillon!

Please train your employees in how to enter OpenTable reservations correctly into your system so that other patrons are not inconvenienced in this way. A complimentary appetizer or better would sure be appreciated here, as it was very stressful for me to have this resolved, and should not have happened in the first place. It is extremely rare that I will post a review such as this.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Little pricey but food and service was great. Will recommend.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 26, 2016

I thought the food was very good. We did not have to wait very long for our food, even though it was very busy.

Although, I was disappointed in the peach cobbler. Peaches were scarce and not flavorful.
The ice cream was the saving grace.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 6, 2016

We had a great meal, loved everything we had and I would recommend that you give it a try!!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on February 5, 2016

They now charge for their famous Cornbread and the Ruby Trout Salad was terrible. No taste, no presentation. Sorry to see them change for the worse. Not going back.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 24, 2016

Once again we weren't disappointed with the food and service that we experienced at Z'Tejas in Scottdale. Looking forward to our next trip to Arizona so we can visit Z'Tejas again.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on January 10, 2016

Good for a feel good meal. Restaurant is in Fashion Square Mall tucked away near food court. Best item may be cornbread which is made every 30 minutes.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on January 9, 2016

Love the margaritas and the mac and cheese. The Diablo chicken pasta is amazing as well.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 23, 2015

The waitress was absolutely amazing, tentative, and relatable. The entire experience is one to remember :).

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 6, 2015

Was doing a little early shopping and had a nice relaxing dinner before hitting the stores again. Our server paced the meal perfectly. All the entrees looked and tasted fantastic.

It's funny but we were talking about how good everything was and count figure out why we had been away so long. All I can say is we won't be repeating that mistake

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 14, 2015

I had a date with my girlfriend, and it was the first time for both dining at Z'Tejas. We really enjoyed the food and the service provided. The server reviewed the menu and was readily available for questions and answers. Thank You again for the great experience we had on our date.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 22, 2015

I've had the Southwestern Crab Cake Appetizer twice this week! If you like seafood, I would definitely recommend it.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 19, 2015

I tried the Southwestern Crab Cake Appetizer for the first time. Scrumptious! I took a chance and it paid off. It was very good, and was a nice portion size, as it comes with three mini-crab cakes, with a tasty edible cabbage-like garnish, which is almost like a salad. Very filling. I would order it again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 18, 2015

I had eaten here many years ago when it was much smaller. It is now a medium size restaurant at the edge of the mall food court. Wonderful food, great service, and a self serve bloody mary bar. Great idea and a very popular one. We all enjoyed our meal.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on July 10, 2015

I have been to Z'Tejas before several times in the past, but took a long break because of previous inconsistencies in the kitchen, in which sometimes, could be hit or miss with the food. However, this time was definitely a "hit"! My Smoked Chicken Chili Relleno Entrée, was flavorful, good, and served at the proper temperature. Service was very good.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 27, 2015

Right in the mall so shorts, flip flops or business casual is acceptable attire. Good consistent food quality. Fantastic chambord margaritas!!! This is a "go to" place when you get overwhelmed by all the choices and just want some good food at a reasonable price.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on June 21, 2015

Young waiter, bless his soul - almost every dish was incorrectly prepared due to miscommunication between waiter and kitchen. When we sat down, the music was too loud for us to hear each other at the table. The waiter corrected the music, and we made do with the dishes, except for one that had to be re-ordered. Live and learn...

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 11, 2015

Had dinner at Z' Tejas, at Fashion Square Mall, due to the convenience of attending a movie right afterward at Harkins. My food was "okay" as far as flavor and barbeque sauce was concerned, as I happened to order their "special" that day, which was a no-bone, Pork Rib Entrée. It was not a high quality Pork Rib, by any means, as there was "much" gristle and fat in the meat, which I had a hard time chewing through and/or getting around. I wish I would have stuck with a regular entrée menu item instead. This "special" was certainly not "special". My server however, was very good, personable, and friendly!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 4, 2015

I was pleased that the staff used my suggestions when making my reservation as a way to start the conversation when me and my friends arrived. They are from Iowa and had never been to Z Tejas. I knew the food was incredible and the atmosphere lively, friendly, while respecting our privacy. Scottsdale did not disappoint. I've also been able to enjoy the Bethany Home and Tempe locations with the same consistent great service, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and nice atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 10, 2015

Happy hour was perfect for our group! Food was yummy! Just like the original in Austin, Texas. Will try to go again next time we visit Scottsdale!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 4, 2015

Service was mediocre. Asked for more corn bread- had to ask twice. Also, hostess never checked us in with Open Table. Please credit my account. Thanks.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Shame on Z Tejas for becoming a sellout chain restaurant. The original in Austin was great. And the green chili pork here was good. But the fajitas we're ordinary.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 13, 2015

Tasty food, good atmosphere, friendly attentive service, reasonably priced, an all-around great last minute choice for Valentine's Day dinner. Very quick to clear empty plates, refill water, and the manager checked on every table to ensure the service & food was perfect.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on January 10, 2015

John was our waiter and from the moment we were seated until we left, he was right there for whatever we needed. In addition, he was charming! We would go back just to have him as our waiter!

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on December 31, 2014

First time and last. Food was "Cafateria" level food. I was actually shocked at the lack of quality. They do a great job with the menu the food sounds amazing on paper, but that is all. Maybe for drinks only if that's what your into. Will not be going back, so many other amazing choices near by.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 12, 2014

My girlfriends and I have been meeting here for several years for out Christmas get together. Everything went like clockwork and the food was really good. We stayed about four hours and no one pressured us to give up the table,

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 10, 2014

Haven't been here in over 20 years. We remembered the food being good and decided to try it again while in Scottsdale. Overall the food selections were interesting. Tried the catfish beignets which were really just catfish tenders. The panfried dumplings were delicious. Mushroom enchiladas were a twist and quite tasty. The pork tenderloin stuffed with chorizo melted in your mouth. While to food was still great wasn't crazy about mall location.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 8, 2014

We had the table side guacamole, which was very fresh and not your run of the mill appetizer. The street tacos and chili releno were great!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 4, 2014

It's always good here! The foods always on point - I'm just not sure why you need a reservation though. When I went to make one just in case, there was only an 11:15am times lot available so I took that as meaning it would be busy. When I arrived I was 1 of about 5 tables, so that was a little weird. Otherwise it was awesome :)

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 24, 2014

I recently met a girlfriend for dinner at Z'Tejas and forgot how great this restaurant is. The food was delicious (Talapia) and cooked perfectly and just the right amount of chipolte. I had the tres leches with coconut for dessert and it was excellent. I never eat but a bite of dessert, but I could not stop eating this. The wait staff was very prompt and professional. I always feel i have to drudge through the mall to get here, but it was very easy. Z'Tejas will not be on my regular restaurant radar.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 19, 2014

Wonderful wait staff and fabulous corn bread. Food was great and margaritas were delicious! Would defintiely recommend to others.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on September 13, 2014

My spouse found a human hair in her salad. The manager never even came to our table to address it. The bathroom was filthy, with peeling paint and leaking faucets.

The restaurant wasn't even busy on a Saturday night and now I know why. The wait staff did an adequate job but was not at all apologetic about the incredible event. If it weren't for us being with our friends, I would have made a big deal about it.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 22, 2014

We select off the Happy Hour Menu and I have to say everything on it is awesome at a great price so you can eat plenty. Green chile verde is awesome! Also, catfish beignets are much nicer than they sound...

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 15, 2014

Could not have asked for better service or food. The chicken, artichoke and mushroom stack was delicious. The chicken very tender and plenty of flavor. My husband had the steak burrito, he loved the flavor and that the steak would melt in your mouth. We love going to Z'Tejas, and this one just as good as the ones in San Antonio and Austin.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 5, 2014

Never realized this restaurant was in the mall. What a treat. We always enjoy going to Z'Tejas.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
4