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Zapata's Border Cafe

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6700 S Us Highway 1, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952-1423
772-464-7288
Wednesday
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Hours:
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Could have been a decent meal

I don't leave reviews with complaints as a general rule. Zapata's isn't a fabulous restaurant, but it could have been much better with a few small details attended to. If the menu says topped with fresh guacamole, there should be more than a smear of garnish. Very misleading. And asking for... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Sandra C
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When I first entered it was necessary for me to call the waitress and/or bartender for service. Both were on their cell phones in the entry way to the kitchen area. Neither were paying attention to the front door, the bar area or their customers. Eventually I called them to the bar area and put in my order. The waitress... More 

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Union, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Came in here after another nearby establishment turned us away as a party of 8. The phone was amazing and the service was even better!!! It isn't anything fancy, but it was tasty and friendly!! We will definitely be back!!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I don't leave reviews with complaints as a general rule. Zapata's isn't a fabulous restaurant, but it could have been much better with a few small details attended to. If the menu says topped with fresh guacamole, there should be more than a smear of garnish. Very misleading. And asking for additional guacamole shouldn't cost me $1.50 more for two... More 

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jensen beach fl
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Stopped on a Monday about 6 pm. Got seated right away. Decent crowd made me think it was a good choice. Not so much! Got chips and salsa relatively quickly and they were tasty. Then we waited, and waited, and waited. Someone finally took our order. We both ordered steak fajitas. They came with disgustingly filthy handle covers. The meat... More 

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

if you like mexican food then you can not go wrong with this place.they have a nice selection of different items on their menu that should allow one to pick something they like.the service is adequate and the waitress was polite and prompt with our orders.the lunch menu is very reasonable in price and i do love the chicken tortilla... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a very shady place. Left cash tip, but the restaurant took it upon themselves to add a tip to my credit card. Only a few bucks, but very unprofessional. Hope it was worth it. Food was fine -- fish tacos were well seasoned and the carne asada burrito tasted like a carne asada burrito. What wasn't fine was... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Great lunch specials chosen by the staff as favorites, always try them. They have an interesting raspberry sauce that you need to try. The staff is friendly and the food is always fresh.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We went with my future in laws before the holiday because it was near their house. It wasn't very busy for a Saturday night and we were about to discover why. 2 out of our 4 entrees were brought out first & we had to politely let the food get cold while we waited for the other two. Did I... More 

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Greentown, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was my first visit to Port St. Lucie. My daughter was attending a small Civil War reenactment and I was looking for a place that we wouldn't feel too awkward in her Civil War attire. After driving up and down the main strip we finally settled on Zapata's for dinner. The meal was very good. The portions were more... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped for lunch. Had great salsa and chips and had the tacquitos appetizer which was plenty of a meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6700 S Us Highway 1, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952-1423
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Port Saint Lucie
  • Phone Number: 772-464-7288

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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