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Zapata Mexican Restaurant

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Chiromo Lane/Muthithi Road Junction | Westlands, Parklands Plaza, Nairobi 00506, Kenya
+254 717 640434
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great selection of premium tequila

Went for drinks on Cinco de Mayo and really enjoyed myself. It was my first time eating tacos. The meat was juicy and soft. They have a wide selection of cocktails with a happy hour running every day. We also got to sample some hard to find tequilas which just added to the overall experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2014
JerCocktails
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Went for drinks on Cinco de Mayo and really enjoyed myself. It was my first time eating tacos. The meat was juicy and soft. They have a wide selection of cocktails with a happy hour running every day. We also got to sample some hard to find tequilas which just added to the overall experience. > jercocktailsonlocation.com

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zapatafromex, Public Relations Manager at Zapata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jer, Thanks very much for your review on Zapata Restaurant, Westlands and selecting the hotel as your preferred choice.. My team and I are glad to read that you found the restaurant to be secure and were impressed by the facilities. We do hope that you will return and have ample time to enjoy the facilities including the food... More 

Moshi, Tanzania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Been in and out of this joint since it first opened.I must say the food is authentic. Like it more nowadays that they have choice African dishes. Service is warm and prompt. Their Tequila and of course Corona makes you feel the Mexican connection. Price is great considering some stuff is imported from N.America. Almost got hooked to their DJ... More 

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zapatafromex, Public Relations Manager at Zapata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear BabaShanti, Thanks very much for your review on Zapata Restaurant, Westlands and selecting the hotel as your preferred choice.. My team and I are glad to read that you found the restaurant to be secure and were impressed by the facilities. We do hope that you will return and have ample time to enjoy the facilities including the food... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

It is a good place for lunch. There is limited seating space inside. It is not ideal for a dinner because it is so small. The food was nice and i would recommend it for lunch.

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zapatafromex, Public Relations Manager at Zapata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey Kerubo, We are glad to hear from you and your review counts. Also Now offering #Happy_hour buy two cocktails or beer and get a third on the house. We hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards, Lawrence Sales and Marketing Zapata Mexican Restaurant More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Zapata's has a simple atmosphere and reasonably good good at a reasonable price. I've taken visitors there a few times for supper. Standard Mexican fare of burritos, tostados, quesedillas beans, rice and cheese means vegetarians can eat well. Has a secure parking lot. Not a place to walk to at night.

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zapatafromex, Public Relations Manager at Zapata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing our restaurant, We welcome you again for great offers more so the #Happy_hour, you dont wanna miss it out. With regards, Lawrence Muriuki Sales and marketing Zapata Mexican Restaurant More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Well What can i say about this restaurant? a. Ambience reflects that someone was in a hurry to get their restaurant up and running and did a cross of 'Mexican" and 'China' for interiors. b.The seating inside is very uncomfortable and is starkingly lacking privacy. c. Mexican restaurants should have mexican themes or some sort of music to that effect.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I was very excited to try this restaurant for a friend's birthday dinner, however upon arrival at the restaurant I was thoroughly disappointed. There ambiance was terrible, instead of some nice music etc...the TV was on and all you could hear was news. The staff looked very unprofessional and were not attentive in the slightest. I ordered the Nachos starter... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I visited this restaurant about a year ago. I was very pleased with the large food and drink selection. Even though everything did not come out the way we expected, it was all quite good and certainly the best Mexican food in Kenya. However, things have changed drastically. The drink menu has been cut in half and the food menu... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Great place to go for cocktails and happy hour (buy two , get one free). Good music and great atmosphere. Food is convenient (if you are already there) but average. Go for the drinks and atmosphere - not the food.

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zapata r, Manager at Zapata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and hope you will pay a visit again. The zappy hour is running till late night every day. Whereby you buy any two drinks and get a third one on the house. Only at Zapata restaurant, Kenya. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Zapata is a relative newbie on Nairobi's food scene - and in a city with no Mexican or Tex Mex restaurants, this one generated some hype. Unfortunately, the restaurant doesn't live up to it. On the plus side, the decor is charming and they serve decent margaritas. If you want to go for happy hour and some nachos, its ok.... More 

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Nairobi
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Reminds of small town mexican home cooking.The experience was awesome.They have more top notch tequila brands than most restaurants i have visited all over the world.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chiromo Lane/Muthithi Road Junction | Westlands, Parklands Plaza, Nairobi 00506, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 717 640434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Mexican, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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?