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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

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

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  • 27
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 7
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  • 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
Great food and drinks

The margaritas were decently made and man did they sneak up on me. Fortunately, I only had to walk across the bridge to the DoubleTree. The steak fajitas came out quite hot. Meat was a bit burned but I found that it enhanced the flavor. All in all, great meal for the price. My only concern was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The margaritas were decently made and man did they sneak up on me. Fortunately, I only had to walk across the bridge to the DoubleTree. The steak fajitas came out quite hot. Meat was a bit burned but I found that it enhanced the flavor. All in all, great meal for the price. My only concern was, sitting at the... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is a very nice Mexican Restaurant in Collinsville, illinois. They have the best Amaretto Margaritas soooo good!

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The service was fast and attentive, the food was very tasty (try the shrimp tampico) and the drinks were large and delicious. Just what we needed after a long day of driving. And just across the parking lot from our hotel!

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I was in the Collinsville area for a family reunion. We are Americans of Latino descent( it plays a part in this episode). Our group consisted of 15-20 and we came here after our family dinner to have a few drinks. The building is awesome and big. It was crowded at first so it appears this is one of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Mediocre at best. The hostess was clueless. The chips were stale, but the salsa was okay. I ordered a California burrito, and received my fries on the outside of the burrito. They're supposed to come inside, and is advertised as such. The steak inside the burrito was dry and it took a good dose of queso to make it tolerable.... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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108 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I had been here before 10 years ago and had recalled it having good food, so wanted to try again. We had to wait quite awhile for anyone to seat us - should have known then that they were short handed. Our food was very good - steak fajita and carnitas. We topped it off with fried ice cream too... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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59 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a great experience at Zapata's. We almost didn't try it, as the parking lot looked crowded, and we figured there would be a wait, but the inside is huge and we were sat immediately. Our server was very nice and helpful. The food came out quickly and as ordered. My husband got the beef nachos; I ordered the... More 

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Columbia, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a group of 30 for a fun meeting on a Tuesday evening. The restaurant is setup with a room for groups but it was difficult to hear someone addressing the group due to the noise in the restaurant - even though it wasn't busy. They apparently had 2 servers assigned to us. We were in two big rows... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Always ready for chips and salsa, I struggle to explain my disappointment with the oily or "lard-like" taste of the chips. Salsa was ok, I don't think I've ever eaten less than 5 chips at a Mexican restaurant. Unfortunately that "flavor" carried to the black beans and especially the veggie fajitas. Even the waitress was disappointed that they didn't offer... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Went here with my husband for the lunch buffet. They have a decent selection of foods, and it is well priced at $7.99. We will be back!

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Additional Information about Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

Address: 8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6110
Phone Number: 618-343-1337
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Collinsville
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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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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