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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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217 Walnut St, Texarkana, AR 71854-6023
870-774-0272
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were driving through Texarkana and stopped at Zapata's on the recommendation of other Trip Advisor reviewers. I have to agree that the food here was very, very good. My daughter and I split a serving of fajitas, and there was plenty of food for the two of us. The chicken was spicy, juicy and delicious. We also particularly enjoyed... More 

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Thank D C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best mexican food this side of the Mexican border. NOT CHAIN FOOD! It's a must try if you're in Texarkana

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Thank maryharrison1955
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was so tasty. Portion size was way too small for the price. Took 10 minutes just get order our drinks. Definitely quality instead of quantity.

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Thank Dustin M
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Mexican food north of Dallas. Shrimp brochettes are bacon wrapped and fajita are worth the try. You will not be disappointed. Cant wait till next visit. Always good service and drinks as well.

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Thank Jack D
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food drinks service.... no complaints. Great consistency try the queso! ! Texarkana locals spot

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Thank Rocky M
Alvarado, Texas
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very crowded with long lines. Visited while in town with my brother in law. Husband and Brother in law ordered enchiladas, which they said we're excellent. I ordered a cheese fajita queso with flour tortillas . The cheese and tortillas tasted good, but the beef fajita meat tasted boiled or oven baked, and not grilled. The chips and salsa were... More 

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Thank Texasrose19600
Pineville, Louisiana
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring your wallet with plenty of dough cause it isn't cheap but you get what you pay for .. excellent food and terrific service.

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Thank John L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This is by far some of the best Mexican food I have ate in years. The drinks are good the environment was awesome and the staff was very friendly and helpful

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Thank Kenny B
Prescott, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

First time here and we had a small wait but it wasn't too bad. Food was good...I recommend the frozen margarita and not the one on the rocks. It wasn't as good. Atmosphere was good. Will go back for sure.

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Thank dbutler1413
Texarkana, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The food and service is amazing. And... the soup? Oh, the soup! The soup is my go-for-take-out item several times a week. It is packed full of great veggies and is so delicious. I love having healthy options which are a tad hard to find in most Mexican restaurants. Zapata's offers three grilled fish dishes. Substitutions are not a problem... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Walnut St, Texarkana, AR 71854-6023
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Texarkana
  • Phone Number: 870-774-0272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?