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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

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217 Walnut St, Texarkana, AR 71854-6023
870-774-0272
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Highly recommended by locals

Zapatas was highly recommended by a number of folks we encountered on our visit to Texarkana. We had an early dinner, stopping by in time for happy hour. It was happy. Excellent drinks. The chips and salsa just kept coming. We ordered medium sized entrees and they were more than adequate. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Robert D
via mobile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Zapatas was highly recommended by a number of folks we encountered on our visit to Texarkana. We had an early dinner, stopping by in time for happy hour. It was happy. Excellent drinks. The chips and salsa just kept coming. We ordered medium sized entrees and they were more than adequate. The food was fresh and hot and quite good.... More 

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Thank Robert D
Texarkana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always hot and inviting. They have plenty to choose from on their menu. Salsa and chips are great. Their fajitas are the best I have ever had. It is a great place to have a family or business gathering. There is only one thing that really bugs me and that is the flatware, it is the cheapest... More 

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Thank F8804PLlindaa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Margaritas are fabulous! Food is wonderful. Kinda pricey. But it's well worth it. Have to eat there every time I come to Texarkana. Will be back many of times : )

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Thank Laura L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch here. Ordered steak fajitas off the lunch menu. Food came out quickly. There were 4 pieces of fajita meat, enough to make 2 fajitas. When I unwrapped the silverware, the knife was dirty. Had been through the washing machine, but had dried food on both sides of it. This should have been caught when wrapping the utensils. The... More 

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Thank Gavinnailbender
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

If you love Mexican this is a great place to try. The salsa is awesome, tortilla soup super, and tamales to die for. The atmosphere is fun and lively.

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Prosper, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Had a business lunch here. The server was very friendly, and the food was delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for an authentic in-town experience in Texarkana. I had the fajita tacos, and they were great. Looking forward to eating here again the next time I'm in Texarkana.

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Thank Scott C
Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Best margaritas in Texarkana, and we love the shrimp bruchetta! Another favorite is the brisket tacos, and I love their tortilla soup! Dining rooms, bars, and patio dining, great ambience, and good service

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2 Thank Christina O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

I went here with friends. Great Mexican food and fantastic steaks! The rooms and seating are spacious. The bar area was clean, very appealing, and great margaritas. Very courteous staff. had a great time!

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1 Thank radrr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Excellent margaritas! Great atomsphere, never had anything I didn't enjoy. The staff are very attentive

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1 Thank Teresa F
Texarkana, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very good & fresh! Festive atmosphere! The price is good, also. Margaritas are good, everything is good! Also they have a place for private parties, this will be the second reunion we're having there!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217 Walnut St, Texarkana, AR 71854-6023
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Texarkana
  • Phone Number: 870-774-0272

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?