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Zacatecas Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican
2472 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4215
+1 951-683-3939
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“rice” (4 reviews)
“fresh salad” (2 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
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2472 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4215
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

I'm a very good judge of Mexican food because I AM a great Mexican cook! So when I don't feel like cooking I go to Zacatecas. The next best thing to my food. I go there at least once a week.

1  Thank lcd8910
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We have been going to this family owned restaurant for 40 years. The recipes have been handed down through the generations and the quality of the food is superb. Without a doubt, this is the best old style Mexican food in Riverside.

Thank Airportbum31
Reviewed 18 July 2015

TV's aren't blaring and people aren’t screaming and the drinks, well I don’t know. You go to Zacatecas for the delicious, authentic handmade tortillas and Mexican treats. You can skip the rice but who really cares about rice. The menudo is what Menudo is supposed...More

1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Anyone that says this is average or below food is Cacarazy! If you can't handle a little real neighborhood mexican or latin culture atmosphere go to Bakers or Del Taco. What if you were to go where Rick Bayless finds some great dining in the...More

1  Thank Amelio R
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Visited for a late Saturday night take-out. The service was outstanding. The food was not fancy but extremely tasty and very good. Local gem and wish their was one closer to home.

1  Thank 25R0bertD
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

I've been going here for over 25 years. I was born and raised in Riverside and their food has always been delicious and not pricey. Even after the original owners passed away and their children took over, the food and service has been consistently good!...More

Thank adamaya76
Reviewed 31 January 2014

First impression: Entering from the rear - (parking is in the rear) the first thing you pass is the restrooms - and we both noticed a heavy cleaner/disinfectant smell, that was evident all the way toward the front - and we sat way toward the...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 27 May 2013

In addition to their excellent authentic Mexican food, the second generation of Medina's (as did their mother and father) employ family who in turn treat their customers like family. Their great service and warm conversation makes you feel like a guest in their home. There...More

1  Thank El_Patron_Anejo_75
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Family run small restaurant. Very good Mexican food prepared by the owners. Cheerful and friendly. Inexpensive place to join a friend for lunch. Not fancy. An historical landmark.

Thank adwrd
Reviewed 1 July 2012

This place is so great. Love the food and love the service. YUMMY!

Thank 2cocos
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2472 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-4215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-683-3939
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