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Zapata's Cantina

19905 W Catawba Ave # NC, Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 987-8890
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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181 reviews 181 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Greer, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were in Charlotte and were looking for a place to eat at the Broadwalk. I went to tripadvisor and Zapata's was highly recommended. We were a family that consisted of four adults and all agreed that our meals were one of the best that we have ever eaten. Not only was the food superb, but the restaurant was clean... More

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This restaurant has a warm friendly atmosphere. The service was good and the food was also. The portions are large and there us good variety on rhe menu. You can miss this from Catawba. Drive around the back. It is worth it.

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Denver, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I am addicted to the street tacos. They marinate the onions in honey and they are mouth-watering! The chimichangas are great and the service is top notch!

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is amazing! The food is awesome! Their salsa is chunky and could us a little more spice (in my opinion). The service is ok. I've been here twice and I think the servers could pay a little more attention to their tables. However I just moved up to the Cornelius area and lack of service seems to be... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Ordered shrimp and rice and received a plate of mostly onions and peppers and maybe 3 med shrimp. Never been back.

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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
Cuisine: Mexican

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