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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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217 Walnut St, Texarkana, AR 71854-6023
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Kenny B
Prescott, Arkansas
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank dbutler1413
Texarkana, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Ellen C
Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was not your typical Mexican fair. It was well prepared and the best I've had in years. A MUST go to for lunch.

Thank larrydonnae
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family and read good reviews so we tried it for lunch. It was good. Nothing outstanding though. We were passed and satisfied but not thrilled. Would go again. The salsa comes in a pitcher with small bowls for each member of the party. It is pleasantly spiced. We wish we had tried the guacamole but did not. The... More 

Thank respiterri
Texarkana, Arkansas
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's the Go-to spot in downtown Texarkana. It's always crowded and you always run into people you know. The food is great, especially the crawfish enchiladas. Don't miss Happy Hour.

Thank Beth M
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch for 7 was $200😳. We all ordered from the lunch menu, all had a Sopapillas, and 1 pitcher of margaritas. Good but not worth the cost at lunch...

Thank Bellecoop
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a great Mexican restaurant that has perfected all of the classics, but also has a bunch of unique Mexican dishes to choose from. Whether it's appetizers, or dinner, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Tanner B
Texarkana, Arkansas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Zapatta's really does have great food and we love to support downtown businesses! The atmosphere is wooden floors and shabby chic with a Chicano flair.

Thank CindyLouHoosayshey
St. George, Utah
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The service is good, the restaurant is downtown and fairly nice inside but in my estimation, the food was not impressive and over-priced. I imagine someone would say I am not experienced with Tex-Mex but I had a taco salad (chicken), others had burritos to fajitas. I've lived in many states in the West and at the moment my comparison... More 

Thank Walkerrph

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?