Where it all Began: The History of Our 6th Street location

Almost three decades ago, Z’Tejas opened its doors for business. Our first location, still located on in Austin, Texas’ historic 6th Street, is a Victorian house-turned-restaurant. The reason we chose to start our flavorful journey in the Old Town district? Between a bakery and seafood shop, there weren’t many restaurants in the downtown area. With only a glance, we immediately knew what was missing: a fresh, flavorful Southwestern restaurant to revitalize the area.

From day one, there’s been very little renovation on our cherished building. Each year, we grow stronger in our resolve to uphold the 6th Street charm through the colors, style and culture. Our Victorian house, with its spacious patios and cozy nooks to explore, allows guests to look around in wonder while dining on fresh, innovative food. This experience is unique to Old Town Austin and we’re proud to keep it going.

Adding to the charm and popularity of this location is the live music. Each week, local brands are recruited for guest’s entertainment and to increase exposure for local talent. But this is nothing new! Local bands have been performing here since we opened, almost 3 decades ago. This is one more way Z’Tejas keeps the experience local. Shows are held most weekends, so take a look at the 6th Street Facebook page to see who is playing this week!

Historic charm, live music and tasty food blend together for an experience that keeps guests coming back. Over the years, 6th Street has seen many proposals, family pictures, wedding venues and long-time customers. And the Z’Tejas family continues to grow! Guests from around the nation (and the world) stop by for a bite to eat during their travels.

Now, almost 30 years since opening, our original location is as busy as ever. Come experience a legendary meal you won’t forget on 6th Street in the Old Austin area.


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