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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

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2615 N Illinois St, Swansea, IL 62226-2302
+1 618-277-5474
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good13%
  • Average30%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible4%
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“fajitas” (3 reviews)
“taco salad” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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2615 N Illinois St, Swansea, IL 62226-2302
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

Visited during lunch. They weren't very busy. We looked over the buffet but neither of us enjoy Mexican food buffets. The food looked okay though. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Chips were fresh and the salsa had good flavor although it could have been...More

Thank Kona93
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. Food is very average for sit-down Mexican meals. Certainly much better than fast food, but nothing outstanding. A pleasant alternative to basic fast food or hamburger type restaurants, but nothing that I would rave about.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Had a super delicious carnitas entree. The food was generous and delicious. Wait staff were friendly and quick. My boyfriend loved his fajitas nacho entree. We'll definitely be going back.

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Great staff, great food, highly recommended. Clean building and restrooms. Buffet lunch so no waiting.

Thank foodandbeerguy
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Stopped in after a long day of shopping. It wasn't too crowded but it was super noisy! We sat as far away from the bar as possible. I ordered the Taco Salad w/beef and spicy ranch. The salad it's self was very good, but I...More

Thank Mel C
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Went there for a lunch on a Saturday, the buffet was ok. I have ordered off of the menu before and it was a little better quality of food. Buffet seem to be a little bit pricey. If you're not a big eater definitely not...More

Thank MoJayRoger
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

I went to Zapata's this December, with a friend, we ordered our food. The sauce was sour because, because it wasn't fresh. I ordered some tacos, the tacos them self's where not bad, however they came with this hideous same sauce only with sour cream...More

Thank Screencat
Reviewed October 7, 2016

A friend and I went for lunch. They had literally just opened minutes before and yet the buffet food was cold and looked reheated. My friend had ordered burritos off the menu but asked to have the cheese sauce in place of the hotter sauce...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Traveling through the area and stopped in for a very quick lunch. the waitress Elizabeth was very friendly and recommended the fajitas, chicken and steak. It was so hot and delicious --- would get it again. Clean and friendly. Will go back when I have...More

Thank rollinsthomas
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Large, good lunch buffet (even has desserts). Menu entrees that we've had have all been wonderful. There is one (sorry, can't remember what it's called) that has about 5 or 6 different items (tamale, burrito, taco, tostada, chili relleno, plus rice and beans) is enough...More

Thank Larry W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2615 N Illinois St, Swansea, IL 62226-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +1 618-277-5474
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