Z’Tejas to close Arboretum restaurant, open new Avery Ranch spot in fall

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Z'Tejas will hold its last day of service at its Arboretum-area location July 2. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Z'Tejas will hold its last day of service at its Arboretum-area location July 2. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Citing “insurmountable obstacles,” local restaurant group Z’Tejas Southwest Grill announced June 16 it is closing its Arboretum restaurant this summer.

In a news release, the Z’Tejas team stated the dining room, located at 9400A Arboretum Blvd., Austin, will hold its last day serving customers July 2. As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, the Arboretum-area restaurant managed to remain open throughout the coronavirus pandemic through new initiatives like food delivery and a recent expansion of its outdoor dining space.

While the company is closing this Northwest Austin location, it will open another later this year. Z’Tejas has set a fall opening date for its newest dining room to be located in Avery Ranch on the Cedar Park border.

This new 3,800-square-foot location will feature a large bar and a private dining room featuring a large chef’s table for exclusive dining experiences and events. Z’Tejas further stated it is opening a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio space for diners at this location.

The Avery Ranch restaurant, to be located at 14900 Avery Ranch Blvd., Austin, will offer signature dishes from the Z’Tejas menu as well as a rotating series of chef-driven seasonal menus.


Z’Tejas continues to operate its downtown Austin location at 1110 W. Sixth St., Austin. 512-346-3506. www.ztejas.com
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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