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Zapatas Cantina Mexican Restaurant

15105 John J Delaney Dr Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28277 (Ballantyne East)
(704) 752-6869
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Ranked #383 of 1,975 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: $11 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Ballantyne East
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
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Newton, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Took a group of 7 adults and 2 children. We were seated rather quickly. We were waited on by 2 servers and ordered several alcoholic beverages, and meals. We never had to wait for anything. Very prompt and cordial workers. The food was tasty, better than some Mexican restaurants I have eaten at. Large portions, could very easily share meals... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

. Wait staff hanging around the desk in view of everyone talking. Dinner entree taste and quality was below average. Menu looked like they might be attempting to break out of the typical mainstream mexican restaurant rut but fell significantly short of that goal. Overall the venue had too many different notifications and signs taped up. Pork carnitas were overly... More 

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gman305
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was one of the best meals of our trip. Food was tasty, and the service was very welcoming. They really try to make sure that everyone feels welcome.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I believe this place does pretty solid business because it is next to a very successful restaurant that often has a wait, and often people give up waiting and go to Zapata's just because they're that hungry. (That has been me the past two times.) Authentic? Hardly! If you want authentic, you need to go to Unica or somewhere like... More 

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Authentic Mexican dishes! If you ever have had a nice margarita......ask for a Crystal Ball ( a wow rum drink)! It is the only 151 drink that still comes lit with flames. You have to use a straw to push the inverted lime down into the drink to put it out and then the drink clouds up like a crystal... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I have been going to Zapata's in Ballantyne for over six years. After my last two visits, I can't say I will be running back anytime soon. We went for Father's Day and were somewhat disappointed. The beef in the enchiladas was tough and too salty. The queso and guacamole (as appetizers) were the best part of the meal. Kids... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This restaurant doesn't have much ambience, but the food is good, portions large, and prices reasonable

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Zapatas consistently meets our expectations for good Mexican food and great service. If you're passing through Charlotte make time to stop for a good meal.

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Charlotte
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

It's a great place to take company from out of town. We went to the one on John J Delaney. Nice view of the water, drink specials. Food is decent for the price.

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Zapatas has some of the great authentic Mexican dishes I miss from back home in AZ, as well as some of the milder tex-mex style dishes that my local friends enjoy, always a favorite when I am feeling nostalgic!!

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Additional Information about Zapatas Cantina Mexican Restaurant

Address: 15105 John J Delaney Dr Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone Number: (704) 752-6869
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Ballantyne East
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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