Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phoenix New Times' Description
This Southwestern grill originated in Austin, Texas, and first expanded in 1991 with a second location in Scottsdale. Since then, itâs spread throughout the Valley to Phoenix, Tempe, and Chandler, serving itâs version of Tex-Mex with a few outside influences. Starters include catfish beignets with cornmeal-crusted catfish and jalapeno tartar sauce as well as raw ahi chipotle citrus bites, a ceviche with mango, jicama, and avocado wasabi aioli above crispy tostada rounds. But what ZâTejas Southwestern Grill does best is grill. From seasoned chicken topped with nopalitos salad to green chile barbacoa, the meat entrÃ©es are outstanding. Other mouthwatering options include five-cheese macaroni with achiote chicken and toasted bacon gratin, grilled ruby trout salad with spicy walnuts and goat cheese, and smoked chicken chile relleno with pecans, apricots, raisins, and Jack cheese. The best time to hit up this chain is during happy hour, when a small plate of seared sesame ahi tuna, normally over $20, can be had for a mere $6.
Tips from foursquare
Monday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 3-5 p.m.: $4-$6 appetizer specials, $1 off well & margaritas, $2 off house wine by the glass, $3 Bud Light draft, $4 Stella draft
A good strong frozen margarita. They're almost twice as strong as if you ordered on the rocks.
This restaurant has a casual/ classy feel. The food is delicious!
Chambord Rita & avacado chicken sandwich. super good.
Voted Best Illegal Double-Fisted Margarita in Phoenix, AZ in 2011
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