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Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant

3826 E Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 643-8888
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Authentic Mexican restaurant, despite the video poker games emblematic of Sin City.
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English first
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

With my return to Vegas last week, I visited Vivas again (twice) and couldn't have been more pleased. The margaritas are great. The food is generous and modestly priced. I love the staff.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Had lunch with a friend who recommended this restaurant. I ordered a combination chile relleno chcken enchilada and beef taco. The chicken and beef dishes were barely warm, dry and very stringy. The chile relleno however was very good. Overall the meal was barely okay, not something I would order again. Also the tortilla chips before the meal were stale.... More

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Reno, Nevada
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169 reviews 169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We picked the restaurant because it had a great rating on Tripadvisor. It was a good thing, because from the outside the restaurant does not look like somewhere we might have stopped. It was squeezed in next to a gas station, etc. We entered the restaurant and were seated for lunch immediately. The décor is definitely traditional Mexican. The server... More

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North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food was super. Enough in the portions with good side servings. The chips are fresh and hot ( temperature ), with a selection of sauces and beans. The service was fast and friendly. Overall restaurant was good, clean, not too cold with air conditioning. Good illumination. Menu was filled with choices of beef, chicken, pork and fish. Breakfast, lunch... More

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Used to be one of our favorites but the last 2 times we visited they were using much cheaper grades of meat. Fajitas were horrible and doubt we will be back.

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Erie, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Their food is amazing - fresh, lots of it, unbelievable variety, and the service is amazing. Such a clean, friendly and professional place and it is stuck right outside the gate of Nellis AFB on Craig. It doesn't seem to hurt for business, even though it is not in a prime location. The guacamole made at your table, or the... More

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Ellensburg, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I'm giving this place 5 stars and I didn't particularly care for the dish I received... but I was trying something new; it was still clearly made well, just not my cup of tea. Highlights: 1. Tons of menu choices beyond the standard fare of Mexican restaurants (e.g. goat, tongue, nopalitos). Plan on taking some time to read the menu!... More

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North las vegas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

I went with my family to enjoy good Mexican food. Well we dreamt of having good food. The food was terrible. I order Birria de Chivo and it was gross it tasted sour and the smell was rotten, the rice was hard and cold and it tasted 2 days old i did not eat at all. My hubby order the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Grew up in Vegas, but this was our first time to Viva Zapatas. We were at a bit of an "off" time; 2 pm yet the restaurant had a steady stream of customers. Salsa was a bit on the fiery side for a couple of people in the group. I thought it was perfect. The waiter was very accommodating and... More

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Camarillo, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place was recommended so I was hoping for a good meal but what we had was truly terrible and I ended up throwing away 3/4ths of my vegetable fajitas. The entree was bad, the rice and guacamole were bland and the chips were so-so. Perhaps the cook was sick or on vacation? The vegetable pieces in the fajitas were... More

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Additional Information about Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant

Address: 3826 E Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone Number: (702) 643-8888
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  North Las Vegas
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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