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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    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
Quite night out

North of town but has to be one of the best in Vegas to eat. Greater at the door and cheerfully guided to a booth. Manager was at our table as we sat down and assisted with menu and drink orders. Wait staff close behind, dispite a large numbers of customers, with salsa and chips. The meal was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Larry B
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McMinnville, United States
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McMinnville, United States
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

North of town but has to be one of the best in Vegas to eat. Greater at the door and cheerfully guided to a booth. Manager was at our table as we sat down and assisted with menu and drink orders. Wait staff close behind, dispite a large numbers of customers, with salsa and chips. The meal was excellent and... More 

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Thank Larry B
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Super slow service on Sunday night. I don't think this is normal. The young server we had seemed over confident and was slow. Took over an hour and half to order, eat and get our check. Not good with three small tired kids.

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Thank moorenlv
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We found Vive Zapatas thru TripAdvisor. It did not disappoint . The staff was friendly and knowledgable . Very good homemade chips and salsa. The tacos and chiles are good but the grilled salmon was the best I have had in years. They have Modelo on draft! Service was quick but not rushed. We ate at lunch time and it... More 

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Thank sroyal21
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

While this restaurant is always guaranteed to satisfy your taste for good mexican food, the location is in a more industrial side of Las Vegas. The restaurant has a limited amount of seating that requires when full to intertwine with the loud sounds of the bar clientele. Wait staff is knowledgeable and welcoming. The portions are large and the pricing... More 

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Thank 842deem
Cedar City, Utah, United States
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Service is slow and parking is difficult. Get there early for lunch and these problems go away. Otherwise this would be a 5 star place.

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Thank Bob R
las vegas, nevada
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This place is great. And they also have a lot of great historical pictures. One of the best Mexican restaurant in town

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Thank kdesinor
Las Vegas, Nevada
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful place. Food is always great and price just right. Location is a little off but I will always go for the great food.

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Thank Ramiro C
Descanso, CA
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend took me here. The atmosphere and decor remind you of Mexico. They start you off with chips (not greasy) and salsa, but they also serve a delicious bean dip. My friend got a large Chicken quesadilla and I got street tacos de lengua. They were both fantastic. Service was exceptional.

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Thank mrscalculus
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

After flying from east coast my husband and I were searching for a place to eat not on the Strip. The food was homeade an super delicious. I was suprised when i got my chims, they were not deep fried or soaked in cheese sauce. The portion sizes are huge. The wait staff very friendly. Just a hidden secret with... More 

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Thank Amanda R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have been going to Viva Zapatas since 2009; you can call us 'regulars' now. Although the prices have gone up some, the food and atmosphere are exactly what we look for in a Mexican food restaurant. By far, the family favorite is the 'fresh guacamole', which is made at table with the freshest ingredients--the whole family loves it. While... More 

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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, Families with children

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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