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Zapata's Cantina

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19905 W Catawba Ave # NC, Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 987-8890
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 12
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food & Service

I stopped by Zapatas at the urging of a friend. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our waitress was efficient without being obnoxious. The prices were very reasonable and I'm looking forward to visiting again very soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Harry L
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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Denver, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I too was urged by a friend about a year ago to visit here. I don't do Mexican food often but have visited my local Mexican restaurants in Denver. I do get some Mexican items from Chili's on occasion as well. I'm never blown away, just average food and Mexican food isn't on my favorites list. Well Zapata's changed that!... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I stopped by Zapatas at the urging of a friend. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our waitress was efficient without being obnoxious. The prices were very reasonable and I'm looking forward to visiting again very soon.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Zapatas never disappoints. We have been going for years and the food is always consistently good and the people always friendly! We love the Camarones Apretalado (Bacon wrapped Shrimp) and their margaritas. Their salsa and pico de gallo are always favorites of ours too!

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Davidson, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We eat at Zapata's a few times per month and food is always delicious. My husband is a San Diego native and grew up eating Mexican food. This is the only local Mexican restaurant that he likes. I had never been a big fan of Mexican food until we started eating here and found I actually love it. It's one... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The is a very clean and authentic Mexican restaurant. It is also very reasonably priced. The portions are large so order conservatively. It was not very crowded when we went in, but the food was excellent.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We last dined at Zapata's 10 years earlier. The venue had not changed so it's somewhat tired but the typical Mexican fare is good. The service is also friendly and efficient. Good beer and margarita selection. Wide menu selection including American if you are not in the mood for rice and beans. Very reasonable prices for the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The service has always been efficient and curtious, the food is generally Mexican and full of flavor. Never had desert here, have always had just the right amount of food , not to want anything additional. Atmosphere is invigorating, and energetic. The food is always "light" and enjoyable.

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Charlotte NC
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good size portions served up hot. All of the standard Mexican fare. Salsa tastes home made. Clean. Service was fast. Seem to have a good selection of margaritas-- I didn't get to try.

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Conway, South Carolina
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The atmosphere is pleasant, the waiter is prompt and kind, the food is tasty, salsa tastes freshly made , very generous portions.

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love the atmosphere and the food. Went there first on cinqo de Mayo. I have been back since and intend to go there when I am in the area.

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Additional Information about Zapata's Cantina

Address: 19905 W Catawba Ave # NC, Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone Number: (704) 987-8890
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19905 W Catawba Ave # NC, Cornelius, NC 28031
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: (704) 987-8890

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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