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Zanz Mexican Restaurant

1041 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-6143
+1 507-388-4789
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chivito” (9 reviews)
“tacos” (6 reviews)
“taco sauce” (2 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Fast food
1041 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-6143
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The chilitos are a local favorite, but I like the heartier chicken burrito myself. It's an either love-it or hate-it kind of place. Very casual, Mexican fast-food. It's been around for at least 40 years, and the ambience looks it.

Thank Trish O
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Don't let the old building and decor fool ya, the food is great! Cheese Chilitos are MY FAVORITE! We've been going to Zanz since the 80's and the building, decor and food are the same, never changed, and we LOVE that! Molly, one of the...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Why would you eat here when Taco Bell right up Madison Ave taste better. I will tell you why, because you probably grew up coming here with the family and have fond memories. My guess is that it was most likely pretty good a while...More

Thank FamilytoseeNYC
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We don't get to Mankato often, but when we do we always go to zans for tacos and of course cheese chilito's. We've been going for 30 years. The last one was as delicious as the first one I had. We always get some to...More

1  Thank Tim H
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I like 'old school' - this fast food restaurant provides fresh food - warm and tasty - the burrito was served hot and was very enjoyable. the prices are amazing. The decor and wall menus are from at least 10 years ago ... classic good...More

Thank gbuttress
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Chilitos. Gotta have 'em! One of my favorite Mankato foods for over 30 years! It's fun that it looks just the same as when I was a kid. However, that also means to a Mankato visitor it just looks a little old inside the restaurant....More

Thank LMRMNtraveler
Reviewed 13 March 2016

How does anyone like this place? Their food is awful! "Cheaper" than Taco Bell but more expensive. If you are a hung over stoner, this may be the place for you.

1  Thank TobyTheTiger
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Went here first time about 5 years ago, but not impressed. Today i stopped in again to give it another try and try the chilitos. I guess they were okay...messy and nothing special. I will say however that the 4-5 young ladies working were extremely...More

Thank 626KD
Reviewed 14 January 2016

An absolute establishment of Mankato known mostly for only one menu item the all mighty Cheese Chilito.

Thank KTMmanSAM
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Wish I could get cheese chilitos everywhere I live so stop a lot when I come back to visit Mankato...have been eating them for forty years!

Thank Sc2sd2oh
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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Takeout
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Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-6143
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-388-4789
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