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Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix

When people think of Mexican restaurants in Phoenix, and they think of the best they’ve ever had, they think ZTejas Southwestern Grill.

Why do people love Mexican food so much? Whether you’re deep in the heart of Mexico, vacationing at a coastal resort, or right here in Arizona, it’s become the comfort food of the Americas.

Everyone has their own definition of comfort food. For some it might be momma’s meatloaf. For other’s it’s a burger and fries. But if you’ve got the taste for unique Mexican food, then that’s where your comfort lies. At ZTejas Mexican restaurants in Phoenix, we certainly delivery on everyone’s favorites: tableside guacamole, Baja fish tacos, smoked chicken enchiladas, or chicken, beef and shrimp fajitas. Those are Mexican staples that just about everyone loves.

The interesting thing we’ve done at ZTejas restaurants is to put a new spin on these beloved dishes, or to take that Mexican flavor and add it to something you might not think you’d find at Mexican restaurants in Phoenix.

Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix crispy salmon

Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix Crispy Salmon

Take the Crispy Salmon entrée from our dinner menu. You are used to seeing salmon at a restaurant featuring American fare or seafood. What we’ve done at ZTejas is to make it our own, adding crab, tomato, avocado salad and a roasted tomatillo sauce to bring that Mexican flavor to a non-traditional Mexican dinner.

Here’s another favorite – the Chorizo-stuffed pork tenderloin. You’ve probably had chorizo in a breakfast taco or maybe an enchilada. But have you had it stuffed in a pork tenderloin, with poblano peppers, jack cheese, roasted garlic sauce and sour cream? Only if you’ve been to Z’ Tejas Southwestern Grill.

For a vegetarian dish that even the carnivores among us will die for, try the Wild Mushroom Enchiladas. It is Mexican comfort food (enchiladas), but with roasted crimini and Portobello mushrooms, avocado mango relish, ancho-mole cream sauce, sour cream and jack cheese. These enchiladas are incredible, and like nothing you’ve ever had in Mexican restaurants in Phoenix.

 

 

Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix and Austin Offer Bonus Gift Cards

Our Mexican restaurants in Phoenix and Austin are offering bonus gift cards!

This holiday season enjoy a gift on us!  Purchase a $50 gift card and receive a $10 bonus card at Z’Tejas Mexican restaurants in Phoenix or Austin. Better yet, purchase a $100 gift card and receive two $10 bonus cards. Bonus promotional cards expire January 31, 2017. Hurry into your favorite Z’Tejas location to purchase a gift card and enjoy the bonus gift at happy hour, lunch, dinner or brunch.

Z’Tejas is also the perfect place for holiday parties. Host your special event or celebrations in one of our private dining areas. We can help plan your rehearsal dinner, company dinner, birthday party, anniversary or any other special event. Each Mexican restaurant location is a unique venue.

Our fresh, flavorful and innovative menus use traditional Mexican ingredients, spices and cooking techniques from all over the South to create a taste without borders. Banquet menus are available for groups of 15 or more. If you are hosting a party at home we also offer 3 types of off-site catering — pick-up, delivery and full-service.

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A Special Thanks to Z’Tejas from The American Widow Project

Special Thanks to Z’Tejas by Taryn Davis, Military Widow and Founder of The American Widow Project

Hope comes in many forms.

A helpful stranger, an inspiring video, a survivor sharing their story….but for us, hope has most recently come in the form we least expected…
Cornbread.

After losing my husband in Iraq when I was 21, I had lost all hope in life….in living…but inspired by my husband’s service to our country, I decided I need to at least try and live for him until I could find a reason to live for myself.

That inspiration would lead me to start the American Widow Project., a National non-profit that educates, empowers and connects military widows. We’ve held nearly 100 National healing retreats, free-of-charge, and have seen the impact it has had in a slew of ways: Going back to school, creating lifetime bonds and connections, losing weight, creating closer connections with their children and most importantly: SEEING THAT THEY CAN NOT ONLY CARRY ON THE LEGACY OF THEIR FALLEN HERO, BUT CREATE A LEGACY FOR THEMSELVES.

Next year will be the AWP’s 10 year anniversary, and we are still here because of people and companies like Z’Tejas and their customers.

Their Cornbread for a Cause Initiative raised over $12,000 for the AWP! As a boots-on-the-ground non-profit, this will directly impact the lives of over 20 military widows through our next two retreats in September and December. Those our twenty women who will remember what it is to hope and laugh and live after the worst of tragedies.

That is hope brought to them by cornbread 🙂

And we are so grateful!

Thank you, Z’Tejas and all that bought their delicious cornbread!

Taryn Davis,

Founder, American Widow Project

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Mexican Restaurant in Phoenix Turns Up the Heat with 12th Annual Chile Feast

Famous Mexican Restaurant Phoenix, Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill  rolls out their 12th annual Chile Feast beginning August 1 to October 15.  The Chile Feast will use the seasonally grown favorite Hatch New Mexico green chile. Z’Tejas will offer their innovative Chile Feast menu at all Arizona and Texas locations. While you sink your teeth into the Green Chile Queso, remember the Prime Pork Chop Milanesa stuffed with roasted pepitas, hatch green chiles, goat cheese and crispy jalapeño bacon!

A favorite Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Z’Tejas is known for providing fun and delicious events.  This is a perfect time to meet your coworkers after a long week or take the family there any day of the week.

“Our chefs and entire culinary team have outdone themselves on this exciting new menu for our Chile Feast,” said General Partner Mike Pottorff. “We are excited to celebrate the Southwestern cuisine by creating exceptional specialties with a seasonal ingredient”.

The savory menu for the Chile Feast is below and be sure to see our regular menu for the best Mexican restaurant in Phoenix here.

Items from the Chile Feast Menu at our Mexican Restaurant Phoenix

Green Chile Queso – With roasted jalapeños, grilled green onions, Hatch chile relish.

 The Hatch Chile Burger – Fresh ground chuck topped, with roasted Hatch chile relish, green chile queso, pickled red onions, and crispy tortilla strips, on a toasted ciabatta bun accompanied with cotija and cilantro fries.

 Achiote Marinated Mahi Mahi – Topped with a roasted Hatch chile and fresh strawberry relish, served over saffron chile rice, tender asparagus and finished with a balsamic drizzle.

 Pepper Crusted Center Cut Beef Filet – Stuffed with Hatch chiles, caramelized onions, crimini mushrooms and goat cheese, served with green chile mash, tender asparagus and a sweet and sour black bean sauce, topped with pickled red onions.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Stuffed Roasted Jalapeño – With Z BBQ sauce and Hatch chile relish.

Cornmeal Crusted Stuffed Hatch Chile Relleno – Stuffed with roasted shrimp and gulf crab meat, served with saffron green chile rice, roasted red pepper cream sauce and chipotle oil.

Prime Pork Chop Milanesa – Stuffed with roasted pepitas, Hatch green chiles, goat cheese and crispy jalapeño bacon, topped with a blueberry pineapple relish and finished with a roasted tomatillo sauce.

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Z’Tejas Celebrates National Tequila Day

Z’Tejas locations in Arizona (Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tatum & Shea) and Texas (Downtown Austin, Arboretum and Avery Ranch) celebrates National Tequila Day this Sunday, July 24th, by offering half off on all tequila drinks.

Guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails made with tequila such as the Jalapeno Cucumber Margarita, a perfect summer drink to beat the heat in Arizona and Texas), and the Blood Orange Margarita, a drink that taste as refreshing as it looks. You can view Z’Tejas cocktail menu here.

Bring your friends and make sure to enjoy our amaZ’ing tequila drinks.  Capture the taste of tequila instead of Pokemon and make your Sunday truly a Fun Day!

 

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ZTejas Mexican Restaurants Tequila Tuesdays

ZTejas Mexican Restaurants launched Tequila Tuesdays in Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, North Phoenix in Arizona and Downtown Austin, Avery Ranch and Arboretum locations. All tequila drinks are now half off every Tuesday. (Discount does not apply to Happy Hour drinks.)

With ZTejas’ menu of tequila drinks, guests of legal drinking age can turn their ho-hum Tuesdays into a fun occasion with discounted drinks from the Millionaire Martini and Perfect Patron Martini shaken tableside to the ever popular Chambord margarita. The best way to enjoy margaritas is to pair them with any of Z’Tejas freshly made appetizers and signature dishes such as Grilled Shrimp & Guacamole Tostada Bites, Diablo Pasta, Wild Mushroom Enchiladas, among many others.

ZTejas Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Downtown Austin, Avery Ranch and Arboretum offer Happy Hour seven days a week and offer weekend a la carte brunch menu.

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Z’ Tejas Restaurants Father’s Day Deal

A Father’s Day deal Dads will love so leave his tools behind and bring Dad to Z’Tejas Phoenix, Arizona, locations ( Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Tatum & Shea) and Austin, Texas, locations (Downtown, Arboretum, Avery Ranch) on Father’s Day and Dad gets a $10 bonus gift card that he can use on his return visit.

Guests must buy two entrees (hey, you gotta eat too, right?) to receive the $10 bonus gift card. The special promotion is only available on Father’s Day itself so be sure to come in on Sunday, June 19th.  (Read the fine print for more information.)

If you’d like to view our menu, please visit the following Z’Tejas location websites for Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Tatum & SheaDowntown Austin, Arboretum and Avery Ranch. See you on Dad’s Day.

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The Cinco De Mayo Habanero Inferno Taco Challenge

You’ve been training for this your whole life…Here’s Z’Moment to prove you can do it.

On Cinco De Mayo, Z’Tejas is offering guests a chance to take on the hottest (literally) sporting event ever. This event is so hot it was rejected unanimously be part of the Summer Olympics. We call it the Habanero Inferno Taco Challenge. The rules are simple.

  • 1 of 4 Leo’s Street Tacos will feature a habanero sauce specially-made by Executive Chef Leo Madrigal (insert evil laughter here)
  • If you can finish all 4 tacos, you receive $5 off and pay only $7 for the fiery taco plate (and bragging rights!). If all four tacos are NOT finished, you pay the full price of $12.
  • Washing down the spicy taco with margaritas is permitted.
  • Accept the challenge at your own risk

Plus $5 Dulce Vida margaritas and $3 Corona beers all day long.

 

The question is are you brave enough to take on the Habanero Inferno Taco Challenge at Z’Tejas. If you do be sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

 

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Cornbread Can Make a Difference

Z’Tejas Cornbread is made fresh every hour of every day. Each bite will take your taste buds to a happy place. Through the years, many have told us that our cornbread is a life-changing experience.  Yes, it’s just that delicious!

Since launching Cornbread for A Cause in December 2015, guests can now enjoy the life-changing cornbread and actually make a difference in other people’s lives. For every cornbread ordered, Z’Tejas donates proceeds to charity partners that assist the community where we serve.

In our inaugural launch in December 2015, Cornbread for A Cause raised more than $37,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.

As we finished our Q1 Cornbread for A Cause fundraising campaign, we raised more than $31,000 for Scottsdale 20-30 Club’s Brokers for Kids/Agents Benefiting Children and Cheyanna’s Champions 4 Children in Phoenix, AZ and Austin, TX respectively,

For Q2, we have partnered with The American Widow Project in Austin and Military Assistance Mission in Arizona. Both charities have amazing programs that help support our nation’s veterans, active duty service members and their families.

We hope you will all support our charity partners in Q2 by simply ordering Z’Tejas cornbread at our Mexican restaurants in Phoenix, AZ and Austin, TX. It is a life-changing experience. Literally.