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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6140
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Collinsville for our son's wedding and decided we needed our Mexican food fix. Zapata's was adjacent to our hotel so we thought it was worth taking a chance. First thing we noticed was there were not many people in the restaurant at the height of dinner hour. Second, the restaurant was in need of a facelift, especially... More 

Thank Randy R
Collinsville, Illinois
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and margaritas. It's usually busy when we're there unless it's a late lunch or an early dinner. Either way it's good and worth the wait.

Thank wjbstl1976
Rocky Face, Georgia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Went for supper about 7 PM. Promptly greeted and seated. Quite a few people at tables but not crowded. Had Good Food, Good Service,and huge margaritas, however the restaurant's floor looked like a hurricane had hit it. Paper trash and food particles EVERYWHERE! I realize we hit after the supper crowd was there but when cleaning the tables they should... More 

Thank Janet W
Williamstown, New Jersey
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This was one the best Mexican restaurants I have dined in. The wait staff was excellent and friendly. I Lao had a Stella on tap and it came in a giant mug and was very reasonably priced.

Thank GLrider
Flagstaff, Arizona
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Ate tacos and burritos. Both tasted great. Service was pretty good. Went to bar afterwards, and atmosphere was decent for a Saturday night. However, the margaritas were way too sour. After tasting mine, I remembered that I always say this about their margaritas. So the sour taste of their margaritas isn't just a bad mix/batch. For some reason, they just... More 

Thank VegasFrequenter
Highland, Illinois
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I have always been very happy with Zapata's Mexican. I also work at a hotel near Zapata's and refer guests there all the time and they are always pleased. The staff is always friendly and accommodating even when I take my large family in. I highly recommend Zapata's Mexican. I just hope I will eventually convince them to add a... More 

Thank Kari K
Jefferson City
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Ordered steak, chicken, & shrimp fajitas they had no flavor or seasoning. Beans & rice were cold. Not worth 14.99.

Thank Laura S
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The food was very tasty, and reasonably priced. I actually overate a bit. My wife enjoyed her fish tacos.

Thank Dan R
Collinsville, Illinois
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Have eaten there several times and was not impressed and their margarita's appear to be very weak. They are ok, but there are better places to go.

Thank DRH303
Virginia, Illinois
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Many reviews below mention good service, but unfortunately ours was poor. Messed up orders, took forever to get our orders and checks, didn't fix any of the 3 food and drink order mess ups. And at the end, we were charged too much for the nightly special and it was never fixed after bringing it to their attention. We finally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $22
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6140
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Collinsville
  • Phone Number: 16183431337
Get away from the everyday hustle and bustle and enjoy fabulous ice cold margaritas and some of the best Mexican food around! Enjoy a fantastic meal in a vibrant atmosphere that offers all your Mexican favorites such as enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and much more!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?