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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
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Mexican food in a glassed-in room

We both ordered the chimichanga. It was served with rice and retried beans. The rice was a little dry but everything else was delicious and served attractively. The server was quite pleasant and accommodating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We both ordered the chimichanga. It was served with rice and retried beans. The rice was a little dry but everything else was delicious and served attractively. The server was quite pleasant and accommodating.

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Thank lindadG7133ZZ
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were one of only 2 tables with guests. Menu looked great but no one came to greet us or even get drink orders after 15 minutes. What's worse is there were 4 staff members behind the bar talking, not including the manager. The menu looks promising, but service was unacceptable.

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Thank jenni s
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay, I really like salsa ;-), and so this review is sort of heavily weighted in favor of Zapata's, because their salsa is fresh, homemade and delicious! The server was friendly, the food good to great, and the overall value was good.

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Thank Patrick M
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. On one side, you have the regular restaurant with typical table service and a covered outdoor patio; on the other, is a bar with a table set up (on certain evenings) with nachos, tacos, salsa, etc. which is served gratis with your drink order. I've been to this place many times, but was blown away when I... More 

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Thank Betterhomesinflorida
Croton, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great salsa, large portions, very good food. Much better than Pueblo Viejo. Wait staff very attentive and friendly. Will definitely return.

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Thank Debbie E
new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We were there on New Year's Eve food was good I have had better Mexican but it was good. Nice big potions. Drinks are 2 for 1 and tasty. I had the combo platter pretty good. Son loved the taco salad and wife and dad had the big burrito which they said was good. Overall can't beat the price under... More 

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Thank mike16586
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Big portions, food not that great. I ate there due to a coupon, would go again only with a coupon. Pueblo Viejo isuch better. . This establishment is on us1 closed to shopping so it has the convenience. Prices are fair. But If you want the specials you must sit at the bar. That is the part I don't like.... More 

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Thank Tmail23
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Very good authentic Mexican food in friendly atmosphere. Loved the chips and salsa, lots of good, fresh cilantro and crispy chips. There were four of us and we each got something different. The food was seasoned very well and the margaritas were perfect. We would definitely recommend.

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Thank Kathy S
Key West, Florida
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stopped here on the way back to Vero from the Home Show in Port St. Lucie. We were seated promptly, this place always seems to be busy so we thought we would give it a try. It was just after 5 on a Saturday and not too busy. I had just finished a sandwich at the show so I... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The food is good and fast. Excellent portion size. Chips and salsa were delicious. Will come again. Wish they still had gazpacho soup.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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