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Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3826 E Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030-7505
(702) 643-8888
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great selection of Mexican dishes. Friendly wait staff, good service and food. The only down side is location and small parking lot.

Thank Christopher S
Gatineau, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food ... the shrimp enchilidas very tasty not like other restaurant which cant taste the shrimps ... friendly staff and fast service ( was not busy on that monday ). 2 for 1 (7$) Margaritas

Thank Mario G
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Las Vegas has a surprisingly small amount of good Mexican restaurants. There are more in Salem, Oregon! My wife and I have been to Viva Zapatas' several times and the food is very consistent and good. Always a great meal there. You will not be disappointed... go there!

Thank Compass07
Las Vegas, Nevada
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506 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very excited to visit this place and we all left relatively disappointed. The ambiance and decorations are very good and authentic. The food was okay but not as good as we expected. But what pretty much put a damper on the experience was one of the servers. He was HORRIBLE!! We even asked a couple of the bussers... More 

Thank kencatron
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here while we were in North Las Vegas. We were here two nights and after the first night at Viva Zapatas, we decided to go back on the second evening. The "make at your table guacamole" appetizer was excellent, fresh and tasty. We enjoyed the Carne Asada steak and the Ribeye Steak the first night. On the second... More 

Thank Bernie1903
Morgantown, West Virginia
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the place based on previous reviews. There was a line waiting for tables so we thought the reviews must be spot on. Sat at the bar while waiting for table. The guac was not very good. Neither was the salsa. Agree with previous reviewer that it looked and tasted like tomato sauce. That being said, the dinners were... More 

Thank tim b
Tucson, Arizona
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89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful find while driving through North Vegas. We enjoyed this restaurant so well that we returned for dinner the night before departing Las Vegas. The food is excellent. The decor is beautiful. And the service was wonderful. The lighting is dim. However, simply open the window blind and problem solved. The restrooms are spotless. We will definitely have dinner... More 

1 Thank Sandy B
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Met a friend for lunch here, because the reviews were so high, and it was close to where he lives. Was very disappointed, however. The service and atmosphere was great, excellent, actually. But the food itself left so much to be desired. The salsa was bland and very tomato-ey, and the dishes themselves (enchiladas, taco and burrito) were also a... More 

Thank Suzanna P
Livermore, California
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

A great find for good food away from the craziness of the Strip. I read some complaints about the service, but I found the staff to be very efficient and extremely polite. The food was excellent, so much better than the chain Mexican restaurants and as good or better than any individual Mexican restaurant I've been to. And the prices... More 

Thank sdmurray
Southern California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Good service. A bit off the beaten path but worth the trip. Carnitas excellent. Salsas excellent. Much Better than over-priced casino food.

Thank Doogiesmom

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Bar scene
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 89030-7505
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  North Las Vegas
  • Phone Number: (702) 643-8888
Authentic Mexican restaurant, despite the video poker games emblematic of Sin City.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?