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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

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    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
Good food, nice atmosphere, lousy service

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
christine102262
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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199 reviews 199 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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Livingston, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had a large group for my birthday. There was 10 adults and 6 children. The tables they put together for us was not the best set up. Only a few got chips and salsa. I finally had to ask for some. Service was slow and orders were not correct. Orders were missed. Had to ask 3 times for my... More 

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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126 reviews 126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Most Mexican restaurants are similar, Zapata's is no different. Food was good and had flavor. Had a couple of $8 margarita's, but nothing special with them. Staff was efficient but not overly friendly. The meal was large and reasonably priced. I would go here again.

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St. Marys, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had the fajitas. Very good, served sizzling hot. Beer was cold as was the service. I was trying to get the waiters attention but he was too busy playing or watching another staff person play the slot machines located in the restaurant. Could have been an off night and I would definitely go back if not just for the food.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

First, the salsa was excellent. A little thick but great flavor, even a slight kick of which I loved. I would imagine its homemade. I enjoy fajitas so I had chicken and asked them to add chorizo. It was a perfect size and had the right amount of onions and peppers. Side dish of rice and retried beans not to... More 

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Cibolo, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The food was ok, but the service were very slow. Were not prepared to handle a big group! Dislike the service!

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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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