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Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3826 E Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
+1 702-643-8888
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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393 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family loves Mexican food and we were more than happy to discover Viva Zapatas. We visited here one evening while vacationing in Las Vegas and how did we find out about this restaurant? Through TripAdvisor, of course! We were in the mood for Mexican food and noticed that this restaurant was rated highly by Trip Advisor members. So, using... More 

Thank Bryan_Carey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You know it's good Mexican food when there are plenty of Hispanic folks when you walk in. Staff was welcoming, professional and engaging. Great music from the singer/guitarist. Food was outstanding. I'll definitely be returning every trip I make to Vegas.

Thank WSOman15
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

if you are asking if this small authentic Mexican restaurant is worth the 20 minute drive from the strip it definitely IS. everything is absolutely incredible and the service was amazing. Get the tableside Guac to pair with your warm homemade chips. We got the carne asada and shrimp fajitas, they were some of the best we've ever had. This... More 

Thank Rob R
Ocean, New Jersey
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154 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to stop to eat heading north out of Las Vegas and were lucky enough to find Viva Zapatas. The food was amazing, great service and an amazing selection of toquilla. We definitely go back when in the area.

Thank Helen G
Farmington, New Mexico
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We always eat here when come to Vegas. Love the food. It's a bit dark needs more lighting. The bathroom sinks are cool.

Thank Locagirl1
St. George, Utah
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Chips were fresh and served with salsa dip and bean dip. Soup was served before entree (not ordered - just comes with the meals) that was tasty and we had fresh flautas to dip in it. Meal was excellent with good sized portions. Prices were higher than what we are used to paying for Mexican food, but the quality was... More 

Thank Carole A
Pahrump, Nevada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

The menu is varied and after hundreds of lunches and a ffew dinners I have never had anything but fine food. The service is very fast and the waiters are friendly and helpful with menu choices. They have a wide assortment of Mexican and American beers as well as a selection of cocktails and liquors in the bar. I can... More 

Thank Richard B
Mesa, Arizona
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This is a great Mexican place, Huge menu and everything is made fresh....they have a tortilla station where they make fresh tortillas, the best table side Guac in town, great drinks and the prices are reasonable for the quality.

Thank Joe H
Aurora, Ohio
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489 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We stopped into Zapatas for a good Mexican dinner. We were not disappointed. The chips and salsa were excellent and were enhanced with a warm bean dip. We ordered some guacamole and were delighted that it was prepared fresh to our taste table-side. It was excellent. Two of us ordered the carnitas and they were tender and very tasty. One... More 

Thank Mikeshy
Huntsville, Utah
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

If you're looking for some Mexican food that is relatively healthy, this is the right place. We had an avocado salad with shrimp that was delicious. There are fish and chicken meals that aren't breaded or fried. The staff was very attentive, with 3 employees asking how we were doing during our meal. Parking was a little iffy but the... More 

Thank Judy E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 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
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3826 E Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  North Las Vegas
  • Phone Number: +1 702-643-8888
Authentic Mexican restaurant, despite the video poker games emblematic of Sin City.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?