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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: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Disappointing

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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  • Late Night
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
1 review
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Fostoria, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The decor is classic Mexican. It's conveniently located for the hotels and convention center. Staff are polite and reasonably efficient. The food is barely adequate. I had a chicken quesadilla and the meat was tough. Some of our party left a lot of their portions. I've eaten in a lot better places.

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Ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had opportunity to have dinner at this location on a recent business trip. Very nice looking place from outside, and inside matched. There is a nice seating area outside when weather permits. I had the shrimp fajitas, which were very tasty. Service was very good overall. There house made salsa and chips were also very good. Would return for more... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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165 reviews 165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

With a ton of Mexican places around these days, it takes a lot for a place to stand out. This one does, as we have eaten here several times and it is always good. They even have a guy walking around making balloon animals from time to time.

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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?