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Zen West

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Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
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5916 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212
+1 410-323-3368
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This place is great for meeting friends and having bar food on a budget. It's usually crowded and has a lot of energy but the wait staff is hit or miss (some are not good or nice). We like going there for a quick bite to eat. They do have good margaritas

Thank mmitra2
Cumberland, MD
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful Mexican dinner and excellent service. I wish we had room for dessert! We'll be back!

Thank RutherfordB
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We had heard of Zen West as being a great place for fun and great drinks. For a very damp and wet Saturday afternoon, it was a bit slow but gave of the advantage of great service and fast food. Enjoyed the creative drinks and the food was your typical Mexican food. Good tacos and the El Grande Platter was... More 

Thank Beth Aura M
Towson, MD, USA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Not sure if there is new management, but it is not the place we recall from the past. Food and drink quality were markedly worse (unappetizing, tasteless, pasty, school cafeteria-type food), signature margarita was watery, tasteless lime, and could not taste any degree of alcohol and served in a small, non-margarita glass. For the price, I expect more. Our overworked... More 

1 Thank L5601
Baltimore, Maryland
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

I don't often give scathing reviews or dog a local place. But last week's experience at Zen put me right over the edge. It was a very crowded Saturday evening and I met my sister and some old neighbors at the bar. The restaurant was packed and there was ONE bartender behind the bar. We waited patiently for our first... More 

1 Thank kurtzb
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Good nachos, good beer, and prompt, pleasant service. My friends who drank margaritas also were pleased.

Thank ct3inmd
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152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Popped in her before a local sporting event. The service was good, beer was cold and food was good. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly wait staff was nice too.

Thank LightQueen
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346 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Zen West is located across form Belvedere Square on York Road. We came in on a lazy Sunday while we were waiting for a movie at the Senator. They have a great draft beer selection, and apparently they have different draft and beer specials each day of the week. They also have Boh specials during O's games, and one was... More 

Thank renfield1969
Baltimore, Maryland
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271 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Good food in Belvedere Square. They have high top tables on the bar side, but then regular tables on the other side, which is good for families with children. They serve tortilla chips and salsa upon arrival. I ordered a sangria, which was okay, but nothing special. My husband had a burrito and I had the ahi tuna tacos. The... More 

Thank LovetheBeach821
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Food and drinks are good. Close to my house. Chill crowd and margaritas get the wife nice and tipsy and she thinks i look like her favorite male model after drinking them.

Thank Alphonso L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5916 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-323-3368

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?