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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6140
+1 618-343-1337
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“cheese dip” (2 reviews)
“pollo” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6140
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Zapatas offers an array of fantastic appetizers, meals, and drinks for families and friends alike to enjoy! I try something new every time I go! Never disappointed! Great outdoor space as well!

Thank Kendragirl
courtney z, Manager at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the great review! We’re happy to hear that you always have a great experience!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buffet was offered instead of menu. Bad mistake! There were three cheese enchiladas, some refried beans, some tired salad fixings, and tortilla chips. Just ok. Service by waiter was excellent.More

Thank karenmoa
courtney z, Manager at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We’re so sorry that we let you down on our lunch buffet. Normally it is a big hit with our customers. Thank you for letting us know about your experience and we will work harder at keeping the buffet fresh. Hopefully we don’t disappoint in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food and close to my hotel which will be my returning point when I make my way back to Collinsville

Thank mikeymiller2018
courtney z, Manager at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed May 15, 2018

I love fajitas and try to find a good Mexican place on all my trips. This was near my hotel so I gave it a try. The staff was very friendly. The fajitas were just okay, but the Margaritas made up for it. Guacamole was...More

Thank RICK S
courtney z, Manager at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you so much for the positive review Rick! I hope next time you’re in town you stop by and visit us!

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Rude staff and mediocre food and drinks. Many more great mexican choices around. They seemed like a chore to serve us and super slow. Pass if you can

Thank Becky M
courtney z, Manager at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

I’m so very sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations on your current visit.

Reviewed February 14, 2018

We had an amazing lunch buffet the food was superb price was perfect and stsff was friendly. The resturant was very neat and clean

Thank Kylie B
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Collinsville illinois i55 exit 11 Came in on a tuesday night only a handful of people which suited me just fine. Ordered the pollo tampico if i remember right, holy $^*t it was good!! Mexican is mexican but this whole plate had a unique flavor...More

Thank Carla W
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Waited 45 mins for the food. Service was sub-par. Communication was sub-par. As everyone got their food, we’ve heard the cook sneezing forcefully. We all looked at each other thinking we were the lucky ones. One of our colleague gave them a 2nd chance another...More

Thank 1goodtraveller2
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Poor and very delayed service. Poor presentation. Poor taste. My colleagues had the same experience and decided not to go there again.

Thank 1goodtraveller2
Reviewed November 6, 2017

very friendly waitstaff. Good service, and the food was very good. Very close to the hotel and would go back again

Thank Robert W
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Thank you! We appreciate your great review! Safe travels!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 618-343-1337
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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