191 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8410140.765246 -111.904095
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 11pm;Sun. 24 Hours
Neighborhoods: Rio Grande
Awesome! Food was great, service was good and the place was clean.
WORST food in downtown SLC – Couldn't find a way to enter less than 1 star!
If you want enchiladas, fajitas, maybe anything else .... DON'T GO to Ztejas in the Gateway! I've eaten a lot of enchiladas - some fabulous, some ok - but any chef should know what enchiladas are ... & they are NOT 3 flat tortillas with the poorest quality (dark meat only) bits of chicken (maybe enough to fill one enchilada - no more) almost hidden underneath the 3 flat tortillas & covered with what tasted like canned enchilada sauce. Well, actually I've had better canned enchilada sauce.
The fajita meat - also substandard - was in a sauce thickened with corn starch or who knows what - as if a thick sauce was going to add some flavor - which should've come from appropriately-prepared fajita meat.
When questioned about the quality, the waiter only defended the dishes. He insincerely asked if we'd like something else & walked off without suggesting anything & before we could even respond. Shame on you, D. You might could've helped - although I don't know if there is any good food to be had at this very slightly attended (at the most popular dinner time) establishment.
Customers need to be forewarned - wish we had been!
Good Food – The blackened fish tacos are great! Good place to eat.
Great restaurant in the Gateway Plaza – Good fun place. Spicy Tex-Mex type food and conveniently located in the Gateway.
Good food, good prices, good service. They also validate for Gateway parking.
Give it a try
Consistenly excellent!! – We love Z'Tejas! The food is consistently excellent with wonderful flavors. While we have favorites...the steak burrito, the chicken avocado sandwich (get it with extra jalapeno mayo), the miso salmon (what a kick to that one!), we try new things all of the time. The 6th Street margarita is their best frozen or on the rocks. If you want excellent service request Cherie, Jess, Matthew or Richard as your server. They seem to have a turnover in hostesses, but there is a really tall, attractive girl with brown hair who really knows what's she's doing. Get her to help you. It can be romantic and is good for kids, which seems like a contradiction! And people who take a million kids...do us all a favor and make them behave and be quiet so your table doesn't disturb the rest of the patrons paying for a nice meal out.
no hot water in the bathrooms – We went for dinner tonight, ordered a drink and went to the restroom where there was no hot water to wash my hands. I spoke to the manager who said they sometimes have a problem with the hot water getting all the way back to the restrooms and staying hot on a busy night??? We decided not to eat here.
Mediocre – I wasn't too impressed with the service nor the food to be honest. The hostess at the front just stared at us when we walked in and it was only after we told her we had 3 in our party that she said or did anything to help us out. (And it's not like it was crowded- it was around 4:30pm and there were plenty of tables inside.) After being seated next to a large party we asked to be moved but that hostess wasn't sure we could move just one table over because she didn't know if anyone was serving that table. She found out there was a waiter/waitress assigned to it so she moved us. Our waitress was not enthusiastic at all. She visited our table regularly enough but something was off in her attitude. Now to the food itself: the corn bread might be homemade and gets points for authenticity but someone left out the flavor! It was moist enough but flavorless. The Chicken Avocado Sandwich I got was really good but not worth what they charged- I've gotten the same dish at other restaurants and it's been cheaper. My husband got the Achiote-Chicken Fajita-like dish and wasn't impressed with that either. The tortillas were the size of your palm and you only get 3. The blacks beans were cold but they did give a lot of guacamole. But no cheese. Overall, we don't plan on going back just because we weren't really impressed with any facet of the place.
Tons of flavor – I've been dining at Z'Tejas for sometime now because my office is pretty close. I was shocked to see some of the comments about the food being bland. I don't know what these people ate but it not the food I eat there. let me give two great examples of food with a lot of flavor - Z'Tejas by far has the most flavorable chile relleno out there. i use to always order chile rellenos at Mexican restaurants, but not anymore because they can't compare to the one at Z'Tejas. It has smoked chicken and a stuffing with apricots, cheese, raisins and some other stuff with a mole sauce over it. It is really good. Also, their NY strip steak is one of the best steaks in town and you don't even come close to paying the price of Flemings. It has a gorgonzola butter on it and carmelized onions. It's another must try.
Some people go there and just order burritos and enchiladas when you got try some of the more creative and original items. Be daring Utah!
Z Teja's. Z-licious – One of my very favorites. I am no fan of the Gateway, but I'm more than willing to brave the dirty, windy walkways & lack of convinient parking for thie delicious Tex-Mex faire of Z Teja's. The atmosphere is nice (if you get a booth it can be quite romantic.... the table area can get a bit crowded.) The service is great, very attentive. I order a different dish every time &, when tasted, swear it's my new favorite. This last time I had the Santa Fe Chicken Enchillada. Yum! The flavor was perfect; spicy, but subtle. Excellent. I'm quite picky.... My orders are always difficult & (when dinning elsewhere) I frequently have to send my dish back to be re-done. Not so at Z Teja's. Each order is presented with perfection..... & in a timely manner. Double plus! :)
Where's the Flavor? – I had super high hopes for Z'Tejas, but left completely dissappointed. Rarely do I leave a restaurant without finishing my meal, but left well over half of my meal on the plate. Somebody needs to give the Chef a box of kosher salt for Christmas, cause I think he ran out. None of the food had ANY hint of salt and was EXTREMELY bland. I will never eat here again and will only recommend this restaurant for those who are on a low sodium diet. Go to Thaifoon if you are looking for a good meal at the Gateway.
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