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Z'Tejas

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This stylish Southwestern fusion outpost started in downtown Austin and currently has 10 locations in Texas and five in other Western states. (In addition to the original, there's another Austin branch at the Arboretum mall.) Z'Tejas is popular for its upscale yet unpretentious vibe and imaginative, attractively presented dishes at fair prices. Try the smoked-chicken chile relleno, a poblano stuffed with chicken, chopped pecans, apricots, jack cheese, and raisins, served with green-chili mole and roasted tomato cream. Appetizers are outstanding, particularly the grilled-shrimp and guacamole tostada bites: herb-and-pumpkin-seed tostada rounds topped with pesto-grilled shrimp, fresh guacamole, and a dash of chipotle. Peak hours can be noisy.

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  • 9400-A Arboretum Blvd., Northwest Austin, Austin, TX, 512/346–3506
  • 10525 W. Parmer Lane, Northwest Austin, Austin, TX, 512/388–7772
Updated: 02-04-2013

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    Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is marvelous, not only because of its wonderful food, but because of its classy details that no one can take from them. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill has a great menu full of scrumptious southwestern cuisine and they have great proportion sizes, so that you don't feel like you've indulged too much deliciousness. I had the Tableside Guacamole as an appetizer and a Chicken Avocado Sandwich as my dinner.

    The Tableside Guacamole was just plain amazing! The combination of ingredients is spectacular. When I experienced the explosion of flavor I was overwhelmed by the goodness of this great guacamole. Then came my Chicken Avocado Sandwich all perfectly grilled it was truly remarkable how great of a sandwich was.

    The service was horrible the waiter was extremely rude to my family and I. Our drinks, appetizers, and dinner were all late. The atmosphere was very serene and very laid back for a classy restaurant. The food did make up for the poor service. However, overall I would go back to Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill any given day.

    by JosieJackson, 3/1/10

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