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Zanz Mexican Restaurant

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1041 E Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-6143
+1 507-388-4789
10:30 - 23:00
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Good Thunder
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Don't let the old building and decor fool ya, the food is great! Cheese Chilitos are MY FAVORITE! We've been going to Zanz since the 80's and the building, decor and food are the same, never changed, and we LOVE that! Molly, one of the owners always has a smile and "yells" a greeting from the backline.

Thank Lisa P
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Why would you eat here when Taco Bell right up Madison Ave taste better. I will tell you why, because you probably grew up coming here with the family and have fond memories. My guess is that it was most likely pretty good a while back. I certainly dont blame you if it is about memories. My two cents says;... More 

Thank FamilytoseeNYC
Iona, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We don't get to Mankato often, but when we do we always go to zans for tacos and of course cheese chilito's. We've been going for 30 years. The last one was as delicious as the first one I had. We always get some to take home. We have been known to drive 2 hours for a cheese chilito

Thank Tim H
Newmarket, ON
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I like 'old school' - this fast food restaurant provides fresh food - warm and tasty - the burrito was served hot and was very enjoyable. the prices are amazing. The decor and wall menus are from at least 10 years ago ... classic good food. will try and visit again before I leave to sample more items.

Thank gbuttress
Manasota Key, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Chilitos. Gotta have 'em! One of my favorite Mankato foods for over 30 years! It's fun that it looks just the same as when I was a kid. However, that also means to a Mankato visitor it just looks a little old inside the restaurant. But we are usually on the run anyway so we get bags full to go:)

Thank LMRMNtraveler
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

How does anyone like this place? Their food is awful! "Cheaper" than Taco Bell but more expensive. If you are a hung over stoner, this may be the place for you.

1 Thank TobyTheTiger
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Went here first time about 5 years ago, but not impressed. Today i stopped in again to give it another try and try the chilitos. I guess they were okay...messy and nothing special. I will say however that the 4-5 young ladies working were extremely loud and obnoxious. Seriously to the point of making the experience quite unpleasant. They were... More 

Thank 626KD
Mankato, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

An absolute establishment of Mankato known mostly for only one menu item the all mighty Cheese Chilito.

Thank KTMmanSAM
Kings mills
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Wish I could get cheese chilitos everywhere I live so stop a lot when I come back to visit Mankato...have been eating them for forty years!

Thank Sc2sd2oh
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Been going to Zanz since I was a kid. Now I bring my kids in to enjoy the delicious burritos and chilitos. The building is old, the staff is ever changing, and the roof leaks when it rains. But all of this oddly adds to the charm. For my family, Zanz is a rite of passage and we love it.

Thank Rastagal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 E Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-6143
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-388-4789

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