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Zacatecas Tacos and Tequila

DebitNM | Mar 4, 2012 06:18 AM

"Created by James Beard Award winner, Mark Kiffin, Zacatecas Tacos and Tequila offers authentic Mexican cuisine and an extensive Tequila menu".

Had dinner there last night and the place was packed! We walked in around 7 and were lucky to score some seats at the bar after a 10 minute wait. Table wait without reservations would have run 45 minutes or so for 3.

Really enjoyed the food at what was Bumblebee's.

We started with sangria [nice red and they add the fruit just before serving so it isn't a ghastly purple], a beer and a margarita. All nicely done.

We shared an order of:
Zacatecas Totopos
Fire Roasted Guajillo and Tomatillo-Avocado Salsas
with Hand Made Guacamole {EXCELLENT!]

I had:
Carne Asada Tacos
Grilled Marinated Rib Eye Steak
Fire Roasted Guajillo Salsa, Queso Fresco, Cilantro

And the others had:
Slow Cooked Pork Ribs
Tamarind Recado-Chipotle Sauce
Sweet Potato Fries, Serrano Slaw [slaw was a bit dry and bland]

Dessert was a dense and bit heavy, but very enjoyable Tres Leche cake; enough to share with 2 and even 3.

They are participating in NM Restaurant week, but no reservations. A nice prix fixe menu for $29, but I am guessing it is going to be REALLY packed.

Overall, a great meal and a great addition to the ABQ - Nob Hill Food scene.

3423 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

3423 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

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