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Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria

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505 Fore Street, Portland, ME
+1 207-772-8242
Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Where we were seated it was too dark to be able to read the menu, we had to use the phone flash light to see. It took a very long time to order our wine and place the order for food. Service was lacking. No kids menu (but they have high chairs). We ordered 6 different small plates and 4... More 

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Thank RCS3rd
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food wasn't bad but wasn't worth the money spent. The server was nice but we waited 45 minutes for our food to arrive, not fun with kids in tow. They did accommodate our picky eaters which we appreciated.

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Thank Emily A
White River Junction, Vermont
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved everything about this place - great cocktails started us off, and while we had not even noticed that our apps were supposedly taking too long, they DID notice and brought us chips and guacamole for free. Food quality was top notch - and the lime panna cotta my daughter had for dessert was INCREDIBLE. Service was great - our... More 

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Thank LizAnne37
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Combine the drinks, menu items, and atmosphere to create a dining memory in a city full of first-class restaurants! Food was fabulous, drinks were spot on, and the evening passed way too quickly. A little pricey...but you get everything you paid for, well worth it!

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Thank Bill S
So. Burlington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was Christmas Eve and an earlier dinner time, 0500. We had a reservation and had a good table, although there were others with better views (window). Service was good and the waitress was familiar with the menu and could offer advise. Bar service was a little slow. The happy hour menu was great and this can really be a... More 

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Thank Joanne M
Phippsburg, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The margaritas are tremendous, the fresh chips and guacamole likewise. I rarely order anything other than the chicken enchiladas because I find the dish very satisfying. Really like it here.

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Thank northernlights28
Portland, Maine
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Took a friend here for a birthday celebration. The service was poor. The waitress was clearly distracted and didn't seem to want to wait on our table of 4. After a long wait, we finally ordered. When the food finally came out it was ok...not spectacular, which it should have been for the prices charged. From start to finish it... More 

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Maine
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A tired couple looking for a night out for their 22 anniversary. Knew about this place for a long time, just never got around to going. Went last night.....and just loved it!!!!! It was a very quiet Tuesday evening arrived around 6:45pm. Had a wonderful table in the corner front with giant windows, raining outside....just really lovely. I do not... More 

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Thank Sullivans207
York, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We booked a table at Zapoteca as we knew we could be arriving in Portland late (8pm) and didn't want to spend a long time finding somewhere to eat. We initially tried to get into Fore Street restaurant, but are glad we didn't, as this place had a much more relaxed feel. It was also very close to our hotel... More 

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Thank Teppin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Incredible Mexican food that stays away from the TexMex combinations. Plates were beautifully decorated with flowers and colors, and dishes also use many traditional fruits and flavors. Our server (Meredith) was outstanding. This is probably one of the best Mexican restaurants that I've been in the east coast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Fore Street, Portland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-8242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?