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Zacatecas Cafe

2472 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4215
+1 951-683-3939
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (3 reviews)
“tamales” (2 reviews)
“great food” (7 reviews)
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2472 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4215
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Reviewed 17 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 3 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 24 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 15 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 16 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 18 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
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Our family was in Riverside for our son's graduation from UCR for his phD. We stayed at the Dynasty Hotel and right next to it was the wonderful Zacatecas Café. It was such a delightful surprise and the place was packed. It opened only a...More

Thank becky049
Reviewed 9 June 2016

My husband and I regularly eat at Zacatecas- it's great little restaurant near downtown Riverside with a wonderful homey atmosphere and great food. There's lots of history in this place - old pictures on the walls tell the story of the original owners and their...More

Thank Emily K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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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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