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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

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8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6110
16183431337
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Get away from the everyday hustle and bustle and enjoy fabulous ice cold...
Get away from the everyday hustle and bustle and enjoy fabulous ice cold margaritas and some of the best Mexican food around! Enjoy a fantastic meal in a vibrant atmosphere that offers all your Mexican favorites such as enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and much more!
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    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
food good but poor service

this was our first time and our last. the food was good and plentyful, the waitress we had took our order which took her a while to do, then our food came out and a different person brought it, she didnt come back to check on us or anything, didnt bring our bill, had to go to the bar to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Litchfield, Illinois
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Litchfield, Illinois
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139 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was our first time and our last. the food was good and plentyful, the waitress we had took our order which took her a while to do, then our food came out and a different person brought it, she didnt come back to check on us or anything, didnt bring our bill, had to go to the bar to... More 

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Thank wfdf2
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch one day after the lunch buffet ended. Ordered off the menu and the food was fair to average at best. Only one server handling the bar and tables, so service was not that great.

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Thank Frank M
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Attended a surprise 60th birthday party at the restaurant. Excellent service, the party room was perfect for the celebration and the buffet delicious and hot. We have eaten here before but the party services were exceptional and perfect for the occasion that included adult friends and family members with children. I would recommend this restaurant to others that are planning... More 

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Thank Patricia E
Edwardsville, Illinois
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163 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, primarily because of the shrimp chimichangas. The grilled vegetables cooked with the shrimp make this dish more interesting and flavorful. We also enjoy the salsa here. The rest of the menu we have tried has been average.

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Thank scirls
ontatio
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

On the road again so it was nice to come to this restaurant and have a margarita and a nice shrimp fajita for dinner. Service was super fast which we wanted anyway as we were tired. We would come back :-)

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Kouts, Indiana
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We drag race at Gateway and always manage to go out to Zapata's one evening with fellow racers. The food & margaritas are always good, fair prices, nice servers.

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Thank Babes3020
Franksville, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Overall, nice menu, good food, great service. Mid-day on a weekend and all of the TVs were tuned to sports (why not?!!). Not real busy, but most tables were full. Yet, prompt service and our meals were serviced after a short wait.

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Thank SageSammy
smedlock, Guest Relations Manager at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words SageSammy, we're happy to hear you had a pleasant experience. Be sure to stop in the next time you're in the area. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Great deal and fabulous food. The buffet was a nice selection of tacos and other Mexican food and everything tasted great. If you go, get chicken or pork on your tacos.

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Thank Rhys M
smedlock, Guest Relations Manager at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Rhys for the nice review. We're always striving to provide the best possible experience for our guests. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. More 

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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Nice restaurant overall. Waitstaff was very friendly. Service was quick. Chips and salsa were super! Food arrived quickly and very hot. Meal was very tasty.Will return again and try the margaritas this time!

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Thank Lynn E
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Lynn, and for the kind words. We appreciate your visit and your review. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Zapata's food is average but I love the maragritas. I order the same entree everytime Camarones Al Gusto with garlic butter. And their tamalito (sweet corn casserole garnish) is probably some of the best I've ever tasted, I usually ask for a little extra. Overall it's a good dining experience and loads of fun during Cinco de Mayo.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6110
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Collinsville
  • Phone Number: 16183431337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Get away from the everyday hustle and bustle and enjoy fabulous ice cold margaritas and some of the best Mexican food around! Enjoy a fantastic meal in a vibrant atmosphere that offers all your Mexican favorites such as enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and much more!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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