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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
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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went here for dinner a few weeks ago for my birthday. It was our first time coming here. The food was very good, and so was the service. Our problem was that while we were dining there was also a large group of women there that were quite unruly. They were so incredibly loud it was... More 

Thank Irish4256
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here twice and loved it both times. Seriously good ethnic food for prices that don't kill. I took two friends for lunch last time and we got a dip with chips to start, which was delicious and made vegetarian for one of my non-meat eating friends. For my meal I ordered the enchiladas de cangrejo y camarones, very... More 

Thank Sarah W
Bangor, Maine
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great, the food is great, the atmosphere is great and Erin makes the best margarita anywhere but recently I walked in at 8:15 and Erin said they are not serving any food after 8pm....what a bummer and in Portland Maine on a Thursday night. Foods still great.....hours not so much.

Thank Dew-it2it
Cincinnati, Ohio
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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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556 reviews
443 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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 April 2017

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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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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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341 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?