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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

1362 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3733
307-527-7181
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Ranked #26 of 68 restaurants in Cody
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We enjoyed a nice lunch and it was good New Mexican food. The prices were not out of line and we enjoyed kidding the waitress along with the manager - both made our time there a great relaxing time.

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sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You so much for taking the time to write about your visit to Zapata's. So glad you enjoyed your meal and the staff at Zapata's. We try very hard to make sure all out clients have a good time and a great meal. Look forward to seeing on your next trip. Connie Owner More

Kalispell, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I have dined at Zapata's many times and never had a bad meal. Everything is made fresh daily. Really like beans and rice. Usually get the fish tacos or the spinach enchiladas with the awesome sour cream sauce. Great margaritas and some of the best chips and salsa this far north I have had. They also have a deck for... More

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sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your meal at Zapata's. My staff and I try very hard to make sure you have a good time and most of all enjoy the food. I take great pride in making all my food fresh everyday. Look forward to seeing you in your next trip. Connie Owner More

Cody, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Lots of Mexican restaurants in and around Cody. None come close to this one. Excellent food, great service, very pleasant atmosphere. The salsa and nacho chips were really good. Tried the Jalapeno Margarita and it also was very good.

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sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am always glad to hear from a happy customer. My staff and I try very hard to make sure everyone is happy with their meal and service. Again Thank You so much and look forward to seeing you again. Connie Owner More

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is so so and serving sizes were about average. Good location, right on main street but atmosphere is a little on the chinch side. Pricing was average.

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sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to Zapata's. I was surprised that you thought my portions were small. I will tell you that most of the people that come into Zapata's always tell me my portions are way to large. Maybe you just a big eater. If you say the food is so so that just tells me you don't... More

Kerrville, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Just opened with new management, the drink menu was not servicable as the availabily not there yet. The food was good & service good, most in training.

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sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Let me start by saying there is no new management. I still own Zapata's and have for the past 22 years. I wish people would get there fact right before they write up a review. Still same great food and service that I have been known for the past 22 years. We were short on some beer due to our... More

Prescott, Arizona
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

we had a very good meal here. it was raining that night so it was warm and cozy at our window table. The food was very good though not great, the service was very good though not great but I still think it is the best Mexican restaurant in Cody.

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Hudson, Illinois, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We rolled into Cody early afternoon after a few hours on the road. We were tired and hungry when we spotted Zapata's. Since everyone in our group likes Mexican food, we decided to try it. The menu indicates that the food is actually New Mexico style as opposed to traditional Mexican. I don't know what the differences are, but we... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I ate here my first night in Cody getting the Carne Asada with mexican corn and the wife just had nachos with beef. The food was alright, not the worst I have had but not the best. Serving sizes seemed about average, enough to keep you content with the chips and salsa. I didn't expect to have the best mexican... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Traveling thru from Yellowstone had a lunch here. Great ..loved the spinach enchilada. We had enough to save and enjoy for dinner. Very pleasant staff

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sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You so much for taking the time to let me know about how much you enjoyed your visit to Zapatas. My staff and I do try very hard to make sure our customers enjoy not only the food but the company. I ou am so glad you enjoyed your food. I cook everything fresh everyday. Nothing premade or out... More

Tucson, AZ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I had the best chile verde here since Santa Fe, NM! It had nice big chunks of lean pork and the hatch chilies were not too hot. Just right. Connie's salsa is delicious and freshly made everyday. My husband had the chicken fajitas that were stuffed with meat and an excellent side of beans and rice. You can buy a... More

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