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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
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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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Live in North Las Vegas and drive by Viva Zapatas everyday on the way to work, have always wanted to try it.... Finally went there and I must say I don't know what took me so long to go here. The food and service were outstanding, fresh guacamole was to die for.... This is now my favorite Mexican restaurant although... More

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Fresh guacamole. Enchilada Tabasco is beef, cheese, chicken combo. Ample portions. Live entertainment, themed decorations. Parking is limited. Did we eat to fast, took about 10 minutes to get our bill.

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Aberdeen
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is the best experience in a Mexican restaurant that we have had. The service, attention, food quality and atmosphere were excellent...........and still at a reasonable price. I would strongly recommend this place.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Both my husband and son lived in Mexico for awhile and love eating here. When my son comes to visit he always makes sure he has a Viva Zapatas meal. Our favorite thing about Zapatas is the man who provides live music at night. His music just makes me happy. The food is fresh and filling and always well prepared... More

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St. George, Utah, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent food with absolutely the best flavor! Service was great and very personal. May be hard to park there but it is worth the effort!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

In Las Vegas for the Nascar races and read about Viva Zapatas on line. Voted Best Mexican Restaurant in Vegas in 2012 and we couldn't agree more. The food and drinks were outstanding and the service was equally excellent. Friendly and extremely efficient staff. Wished we had eaten here sooner or were staying longer so we could go back. Will... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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265 reviews 265 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Even though I've written a review before, I do come here often now & I want to write another one. The service here is 5 out of 5 every time. You wont' even get to the bottom of your drink before they are re-filling it. Whoever trains the staff should get a raise. Quick service & great food. I had... More

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Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I always said that you do not want your Mexican food to be too authentic. I stand corrected. This is a great blend of authentic Mexican recipes and quality food. This is not your cookie cutter Mexican restaurant, but my palette had tiny issues. We arrived early Sunday evening and could only get a table at the bar. I loved... More

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