31 N Central Ave, St Louis, MO | Directions 6310538.650701 -90.338301
Overpriced concession food – We were looking for a casual restaurant where our kids wouldn't be interrupting somebody's romantic dinner. We decided to try ZuZu's based on their website. The atmosphere in their new restaurant in Clayton is actually chic and modern, but the girl at the cash register was dressed in sloppy jeans and sweatshirt, coupled with laceless Converse tennis shoes. The restaurant was freezing! Another employee was wearing a hoodie watching a movie on the flat-panel t.v. located near the bar. They did put on Scooby Doo for us on one of the t.v.'s. but left the sound off so they could hear their own movie. I ordered chips and mild cheese dip ("Queso lite," they call it) for the kids, not knowing we would get chips anyway. In a short time, I heard the girl shouting through the window to the cook, "I need a Queso lite!" She waited about 3 minutes, and then ran to the back herself, reappearing with the Queso lite. I literally think she opened a can of concession-stand nacho cheese dip and tossed a dollop of sour cream on it. The black beans definitely came straight from a can. The tamales tasted like so many I've made at my home from the frozen grocery-box--overheated in the microwave and hard on the edges. My husband had something unidentifiable on his burrito plate that looked like a thick, dwarfed tortilla. He said the flavor was okay, but it was too hard to bite into it. When we asked about dessert (having seen some monstrous "Cajeta" ice cream dessert advertised on their website), we were told they just had ice cream. Then she said they could probably put together the Cajeta. It was three scoops of low-quality vanilla ice cream drizzled with chocolate syrup and accompanied by cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips. I could have done better at home for the cost of it. The cheese quesadilla that I stole from my kid's plate was surprisingly tasty, but I wouldn't fight the parking just for that. Taco Bell Drive-Thru actually sounds more tempting for tasty and inexpensive Mexican food.
Unique and delicious – I havent seen tamales in a long time so this was a terrific surprise and these guys do great job with it. Service is great maybe 5 minute wait and all the chips and salsa you want anybody who wants tamales heres the place
Worst Mexican food – I have never been in a Mexican restaurant I didn't like until now. This was a huge disappointment and way over priced. The burrito was very dry and bland. The chicken taco salad was nothing more than a lot of spicey shreded chicken over poorly drained lettuce.
Terrible! – We finally tried ZuZu's after hearing about it for so long - What a major disappointment! The enchiladas were fair at best - and the sauce had much more of a Italian seasoning than Mexican. The Mexican potatoes were inedible. Truly. We had the queso - a VERY tiny bowl with lumpy cheese that has cold in spots, yet tasted burnt. I tried the corn salad, something I looked forward to - a soggy, tasteless mess. I was hoping for a bright spot with the margaritas, but it was perhaps the worst margarita I have EVER tasted: Way too sweet. If there was any tequila in there I would have been shocked. There were just two salsa there when we went, don't know what the third one was that others have mentioned. They were ok. The only positive thing was the service. We will not be back.
Not good – After reading a few reviews we decided to try out ZuZu's since we love mexican food. It was awful. I could make better mexican food in my kitchen than waste my money going here. Trust me when I say we LOVE mexican food, this was not it.
too much show – Pretty good food. expensive for mexican food. lunch always ends up costing me like over 10 bucks. salsa is average. Too much effort put into the look of the plate an not the taste.
Locals in search of authentic Mexican food flock to the restaurant that serves a selection of imported beers and margaritas. – In Short
Guests are transported to Mexico when they step inside the restaurant that showcases authentic southwestern artwork and décor. Serving traditional style tacos, enchiladas and burritos in a casual atmosphere, popular items include the grilled marinated mahi mahi fajita platter for $8.99, enchiladas with your choice of grilled chicken or steak for $6.49 and frozen margarita glasses for $4.50 and pitchers for $15. Outdoor dining, a salsa bar and takeout is available for guest.
Zuzu's handmade mexican foods – Very nice ambience and the value of the dinner is very, very good. Very tasty and fresh food at a very good price.
Great overall Mexican restaurant – I've been to Zuzu's many times and believe it to be the best Mexican restaurant in St. Louis of all restaurants I've tried here. Excellent value and great food for the money. Food tastes fresh and seems to be prepared properly.
Pretty Good for a Quik stop after work – The food at Zuzu's is consitently fresh and tasty. Though I don't know that I would describe it as "authentic" Mexican, its decent Mexican-American. Good salsas, and I like the fact that there is a salsa bar with fresh cilantro available.
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