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Zapoteca Restaurante & Tequileria

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505 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-3931
+1 207-772-8242
11:30 - 20:00
Closed now
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an absolutely delicious meal here! The margeritas were fabulous and the service top notch. There was a delay in bringing our dessert and so they brought two- both scrumptious!!!

Thank hatchje
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food here is some of the best quality in Portland. Everything we ordered was amazing. I had the seafood enchiladas. The flavours were rich, the presentation was good. We all got different margaritas and every kind was perfection. This place is legit. My father in law ordered from the Sunday brunch menu and his plate looked amazing. All the... More 

Thank Bloodbeats
Portland, Maine
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547 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At my age it's always fun to have a "virginal" experience at something. Zapoteca has been around for 6 years (I asked) and I've been well-aware of it, but this was actually my virginal venture in here. I am sorry I waited. A friend and I went during Maine Restaurant Week, at a very affordable $15.00 for three courses, excluding... More 

Thank James F
Fryeburg, Maine
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place by accident and it was amazing! The service, food and drinks were superb! We both had enchilada meals, both us loved our meal. They offer flights of tequila and mezcal; and added a treat, the bartenders spend their time on educating on their characteristics.

Thank Tracy B
Portland, Maine
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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188 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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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129 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

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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, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?