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Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant

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3826 E Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 643-8888
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Authentic Mexican restaurant, despite the video poker games emblematic of...
Authentic Mexican restaurant, despite the video poker games emblematic of Sin City.
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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic

The atmosphere is quaint and warm. The Mariochi Band is wonderful. Food is generous amount and very flavorful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
dellagohn
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is quaint and warm. The Mariochi Band is wonderful. Food is generous amount and very flavorful.

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Jacksonville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had high hopes because of the rankings on trip advisor and the fact that our friend, a local, raved about the food. I found it mediocre at best. I've eaten at many Mexican restaurants in Texas and Nevada, and this place doesn't even come close. Heck, I've had better food at our local Mexican fav in Florida. Carnitas were... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I have been to Viva Zapatas more times than I can count. Lunches, dinners, meetings with clients, you name it, I have done it at this great place. I personally think that Mexican food has never been broken, so I get a little weary of people trying to "fix" it by using things like bean sprouts and tofu. That, is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's a bit of a drive north especially when staying on the strip, but is more than worth the time. Service is beyond excellent. No beverage was left even half empty. We had the enchiladas and the Burrito Zapatas. Just so much yes, much yes!!

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Novato, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

we found this place on way thru Las Vegas- its on the north side of town right off of !-15. This place has it all- great atmosphere and decoration, great service,live music, and most of all delicious unique dishes that will leave you saying WOW THAT WAS AWESOME! The place has more than just the usual Mexican dishes too- I... More 

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Las Vegas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Been going here on & off for 15 yrs. A great family run place with many familiar employees still there all these years later. The food has been consistent for all these years as well. Arguably the best homemade tortillas in town. Chile Colorado amongst the best I've ever sampled. Great chimichangas. Tip: If the frozen margarita machine is working... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Award winning restaurant did not disappoint. Nice atmosphere. Would not have stopped if not for trip advisor. Needs a bigger parking lot.

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round mountain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We recently discovered this restaurant, and you will not be disappointed. The atmosphere is festive without being too cheesy and the food is tasty with very plentiful portions, be prepared for a take home box. The wait staff never lets your drink get empty and they are the friendliest in town.

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North Las Vegas
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Recently, we ate here for an early (Saturday) Father's Day dinner. It was about 5pm and we were afraid that some of the EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) fans were there and was expecting a long wait. Luckily, the line was non to be found and was seated in less than 5 minutes from entering. The decoration of the foyer already... More 

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place was a great find. Ate here twice in two days. Once for dinner and once for lunch. Very good seafood and traditional Mexican food. Great feel and great service. Next time I am in Vegas, I will return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3826 E Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  North Las Vegas
  • Phone Number: (702) 643-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Authentic Mexican restaurant, despite the video poker games emblematic of Sin City.
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

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