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“Zappy Hour!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Zapata Mexican Restaurant

Zapata Mexican Restaurant
Chiromo Lane/Muthithi Road Junction | Westlands, Parklands Plaza, Nairobi 00506, Kenya
+254 737 281503
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Ranked #274 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $7 - $12
Cuisines: African, Mexican
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Zappy Hour!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Great place to go for cocktails and happy hour (buy two , get one free). Good music and great atmosphere. Food is convenient (if you are already there) but average. Go for the drinks and atmosphere - not the food.

Visited October 2013
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zapata r, Manager at Zapata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Thank you for your review and hope you will pay a visit again. The zappy hour is running till late night every day. Whereby you buy any two drinks and get a third one on the house. Only at Zapata restaurant, Kenya.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Awful quality”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Zapata is a relative newbie on Nairobi's food scene - and in a city with no Mexican or Tex Mex restaurants, this one generated some hype. Unfortunately, the restaurant doesn't live up to it. On the plus side, the decor is charming and they serve decent margaritas. If you want to go for happy hour and some nachos, its ok. Other than that, the food quality is insultingly bad. Stay very clear of any beef dishes - even in fajitas or tacos, the beef quality is so bad and fatty that it is barely a cut above dog food. We ordered four different dishes, none of them were seasoned, and tasted completely bland. No flavour. The food isn't cheap either - look at spending about 10-15 usd per dish. The restaurant could have potential to make customers happy, but they need to get a new chef ASAP.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Real Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Reminds of small town mexican home cooking.The experience was awesome.They have more top notch tequila brands than most restaurants i have visited all over the world.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naivasha, Kenya
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“viva zapata”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We came ,we ate we had fantastic cocktails. ,we enjoyed.we loved it.The coctails are awesome.ambience is down to earth.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Yummiest.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

wonderful experience at Zapata.Food was great and different from any other cuisine ,the staff was awesome ,the executive chef came to greet us.Little Mexico tucked in Africa.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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