Austin restaurant group Z'Tejas to open new Avery Ranch location

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Z'Tejas' chorizo dumplings are served on the Arboretum location's porch. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Z'Tejas' chorizo dumplings are served on the Arboretum location's porch. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Z’Tejas announced plans in mid-April to open a third Austin location at 14900 Avery Ranch Blvd., Austin, in fall 2021. According to the restaurant, its new location will have approximately 3,800 square feet of interior dining space with a 2,000-square-foot patio.

Z'Tejas Chief Operating Officer Robby Nethercut recently told Community Impact Newspaper the restaurant group was eyeing a return to the Avery Ranch area.


“We’ve learned we need a smaller footprint with a big bar and a big patio. And we need to be ... where we can be the neighborhood restaurant,” Nethercut said in February. “Those are things, from a business standpoint, that we’ve learned over 2020.”

Z’Tejas previously had a dining room in the Avery Ranch area off West Parmer Lane but closed that location in late 2017. The restaurant group currently operates two other Z’Tejas kitchens in Austin: one in the Arboretum area and the other on West Sixth Street in downtown Austin. 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.