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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

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    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
Margaritas are great

Zapatas is a good place to meet friends for lunch and a margarita or dinner and more margaritas. The food is better than chain type Mexican food in the area. Prices are not bad. Chips and salsa are good. Service is always great. I've never ever had a bad waiter or bad service of any kind. Wait... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Sandie G
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Zapatas is a good place to meet friends for lunch and a margarita or dinner and more margaritas. The food is better than chain type Mexican food in the area. Prices are not bad. Chips and salsa are good. Service is always great. I've never ever had a bad waiter or bad service of any kind. Wait staff is always... More 

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Fabulous & authentic. Best in the area. Steaks are fabulous as well as the best chicken tortilla soup I have had a outside of Arizona.

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The happy hour margaritas are the BOMB and their baked queso is the absolute best!!! They may not be the cheapest in town when it comes to Mexican food, but it's worth every penny!

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've been to Zapata's several times because many people do like it. I've been for birthday parties, business lunches, and first dates. I feel that the food is below average and the cost is well above for Mexican food. I like the fish ok, that's it. They are known for their Margarita's which I find too sweet. In all fairness... More 

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TEXARKANA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Food, Drinks (especially the Margaritas) and Service are always top notch!!! It's like a social event every time we go! We always see friends or acquaintances there! Thumbs up!!

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Not sure if it was just my order but the enchiladas were not very good. I've had better Mexican food at many places. It seems popular with the locals, but for me it wasn't very good.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ordered 8 orders of fajitas to go with all the sides. The staff was very friendly. The food came out in a reasonable amount of time. Everyone enjoyed the food.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Energized atmosphere! Some of the best service staff around! Margaritas that'll knock your socks off! Great food. Try it once, you'll be back for more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Had fun food was good. Priced a little high but had a great time. Would go back again. Excellent service and very up beat there

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Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

All I can say is WOW!!! Be prepared to pay out the butt for simple Mexican food!! I read previous reviews about expensive but was not expecting $15-20+ for a simple entrée. The food and service were average at best. I won't be going back.

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Additional Information about Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

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

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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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