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Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria

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505 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-3931
+1 207-772-8242
11:30 - 22:00
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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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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found Zapoteca a bit over priced and the food a bit too filling. If you go there, go with an appetite! They have wonderful concoctions for drinks, which was the highlight of my two visits. The food, however tasty, though, was in the starchy Mexican tradition. Very filling, and I left half on my plate. I will admit to... More 

Thank ME_EATS_207
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331 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday at 2pm and found a brunch menu that had a lot of what I would call breakfast items on it. Did not realize on Saturday this is their regular menu. The food was excellent, however although excellent my wife expected the Mexican French toast to taste different than regular French toast. Would we go back for... More 

Thank almenj
Portland, Maine
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158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location was nice and food very good, rather then the risotto that unfortunately, I have to admit, it was not the best, but I guess you do not go to a spanish restaurant and expect a good risotto anyway... The ambience was a little too loud actually, but still ejoyable, prices were very affordable and service was great, the tall... More 

Thank Valentina D
Sanford, ME
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187 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here yesterday afternoon for a couple of drinks and a bite to eat and unfortunately we dropped by mid afternoon when they offered a limited food selection. We were shuttled away from other customers for some reason, given no reason that food was limited and served lousy drinks. Owner/manager was egotistical so my advice is to avoid this place.... More 

Thank CarlGagnon
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 

Thank RCS3rd
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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.

Thank Emily A
White River Junction, Vermont
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 

Thank LizAnne37
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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!

Thank Bill S
So. Burlington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

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 

Thank Joanne M
Phippsburg, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

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.

Thank northernlights28

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-3931
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-8242

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