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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

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8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6110
618-343-1337
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    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
Quick and tasty

We were staying right next door to this restaurant, so it was very convenient to try. The wait staff were very friendly and quite efficient. The restaurant wasn't very busy this evening, and our food arrived quickly. It was very tasty. When we pass through this area again, we will definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were staying right next door to this restaurant, so it was very convenient to try. The wait staff were very friendly and quite efficient. The restaurant wasn't very busy this evening, and our food arrived quickly. It was very tasty. When we pass through this area again, we will definitely consider another visit!

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very good food and great service! Guacamole was not prepared at the table, but was very good. Home to the gargantuan margarita!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Just wanted a decent Mexican food meal....didn't find it here. I ordered beef fajita tacos with rice and black beans. Menu said the tacos come with shredded lettuce, shredded cheese and fresh pico de gallo. Could not believe what was delivered to me. Three cold flour tortillas with dry beef shreds open face and NOT one of the promised accompaniments.... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Charming atmosphere with excellent food, but limited wine selection. We sat at the bar and noted that our bartender was waiting tables in several areas and doing his best - under-staffing was obvious. We'd still recommend this establishment.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I had chicken enchiladas verdes. They were good but not excellent. Salsa was tasty but not too hot. Portions were very large and I didn't finish mine. Overall it is better than fast food options and the prices were reasonable.

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Maryville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very popular place. Ordered two single items and was charged double for a dinner, they corrected it after I complained. Table of drunk men behind us, one screamed at top of his lungs every time a woman walked in the door or by the table. Two bartenders, one was very good and professional, the other cocky, constantly flexing his muscles.... More 

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Kodak, Tennessee
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you like Mexican food, I would recommend Zapata's. I always go there for at least one meal whenever I am in town. The staff is friendly and they do have an outside patio section which is great in the summer.

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Belleville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The restaurant itself is really large and is probably better for going in a large group then most other Mexican places. However, the food is not very impressive and if you go on karaoke night good luck enjoying your meal lol.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

As always the food was good, wait staff that night was excellent, and the karaoke is always fun,! Great margaritas!

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Nederland, Texas
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Reasonably-priced, fairly standard "Mexican" fare. Close to highway. Food was fresh and well-presented. Try the carnitas with green sauce.

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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: 618-343-1337

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?