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Zapata's - CLOSED

5485 Harpers Farm Rd, Columbia, MD 21044-1106
+1 410-715-6929
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible30%
Oct 15, 2016
“New Owners??”
Aug 27, 2016
“Did not meet expectations ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, American
$$ - $$$
5485 Harpers Farm Rd, Columbia, MD 21044-1106
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Zapata's has been one of our favorite local restaurants for years. You could always count on great food, despite the fact that over the years, the interior became more and more worn down. But something has definitely changed. We went this evening with a guest...More

Thank MegF6428
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time visiting and will be our last. we visited on referral. The server was polite but inattentive. Drinks were watered down, and the beef in the Enchilada was over cooked and difficult to enjoy. We had to request napkins and utensils...More

Thank TravelWyz
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a variety of dishes. all were great and the server was very attentive. The Martita burrito is highly recommended.

Thank casher_2000
Reviewed March 30, 2016

We went for drinks and dinner. Even though it is called a restaurant, we were told that they didn't sell food. So we got two drinks. My SO's drink was so strong he only took a few sips and couldn't drink anymore. My drink was...More

Thank TuereL
Reviewed February 28, 2016

The food is very good. We had two different fajitas (shrimp and mixed steak and chicken) as well as shredded beef enchiladas. Everything tasted fresh and well done. The portions were generous and the prices very reasonable. The major shortcoming was the service. Indifferent would...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We have tried this place a few times and the servers are often nowhere to be found. The fod is rather tasteless. There are many better options for Mexican food in the area.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Zapata's is a hidden treasure. Unpretentious place with consistently good traditional Mexican dishes like chile rellenos, chicken mole and shrimp with chipotle sauce, as well as standbys like quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. Excellent margaritas and 25 different tequilas. Our group of artists lunches there regularly;...More

Thank dorfwax
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good food , good prices, try the sopa de marisco . Really the best in town. South of the border atmosphere, nice bar also.

Thank Mihaela P
Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is an old mainstay in the Harper's Choice village center. It's feeling like it needs a refresh and a little update on the menu. Of course, Mexican is always tricky in Maryland, since so many of the places claiming to serve authentic Mexican food,...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our group of 7 went for lunch and we were the only ones in the restaurant. Even so, we rarely saw our waitress. She came out to take our order, put it on the table after a while, and then disappeared completely. After waiting 45...More

Thank DiBowers
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5485 Harpers Farm Rd, Columbia, MD 21044-1106
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-715-6929
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