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Zacatecas Cafe

2472 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4215
+1 951-683-3939
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
“local place” (2 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.All hours
$$ - $$$
2472 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4215
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at Zacatecas new restaurant location in Riverside and were sorely disappointed. The service was slow and disorganized, the food was mediocre at best, and the prices have increased. My husband had a three item combo; enchilada, beef taco and...More

Thank Riverside-foodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the off the menu meatball soup and it was delicious. The other members of my party had the enchiladas and tacos specials. There were no left overs.....so good.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We both grew up in Riverside. Whenever we go back, we meet up with friends here. Zacatecas has moved out onto Iowa Ave. from their prior locations at the dogleg on University Ave. (forever 8th St. to me), but the atmosphere and food have not...More

Thank SoCalLaurie
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I order beans, rice, tamale, enchilada and taco. The only thing that had flavor was the tamale. We all did eat our food. Prices are a little high. Our waiter Jonathon was very nice & on top of things. Over all it was ok.

Thank Pauline R
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Zacatecas is a go to place. Very traditional Mexican cooking and great flavors in every dish. Still family owned and supervised. I really enjoy Mexican breakfast like Huevos Rancheros and Machaca and eggs. Great chips and salsa too.

Thank Chuck8700
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We have been loving this place for so many years now. Great food (my fav is there breakfast) even better owners and staff.

Thank Awc123
Reviewed 14 August 2016

They have recently moved to this location, they still have reasonably priced meals, new expanded menu and clean well appointed dining area. I don't know if they are done with the decor or not, it is pretty sparse. The dining area is cramped, elbow to...More

Thank Steven5959
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Visited the Cafe for lunch with family while visiting. Great food, great service, and excellent prices. Best red chili sauce I've ever had. Pork cooked to perfection.

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The Goodwin family have been coming to the Medina's for food since they were a few chairs on the corner of Park and 8th (University) in 1963. I have never appreciated the mole more than now when I'm in my sixties, it's comforting! Generations attest...More

Thank craig g
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Great food. Great service. They have several different salsa that are all excellent. They just moved to new location, a lot more convenient

Thank JohnEReed1972
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2472 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-683-3939
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