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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
Hours:
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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Zseller
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were craving Mexican food before our drive home. Found this place through TA and can't believe that their ranking is not higher Had the chile verde and it was outstanding My wife is pretty particular about her Mexican food and she came away pleased They served us Fideo soup which I had never had and we... More 

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Madera, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Came to Las Vegas for the week and had a great time. Took a day off to get off the strip and take the tour of Hoover dam. After the tour the wife and I decided to get some Mexican food for dinner. After consulting trip advisor we decided on viva Zapatas, we were immediately impressed with the friendliness of... More 

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Tucson
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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