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Zapatas Cantina Mexican Restaurant

Ballantyne East
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15105 John J Delaney Dr Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28277-2848
(704) 752-6869
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Zapata's and the food was delicious (Carne Asada Burrito and Zapata's combination plate with the house Margarita and the house Sangria) The food is high quality and the portions are generous. The service was good and the staff is very attentive. Not a lot of really good Mexican food places in Charlotte but this one is worth... More 

Thank LilTwin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had great service but the food itself was only okay, which was kinda disappointing. There's lots of potential here, as the restaurant is in a great location and is nicely decorated, but the food quality definitely needs some work. Maybe it was an off day, not sure but we were disappointed.

Thank Carol P
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is one of our go-to restaurants for Mexican food. The menu is varied, and we've never had a bad dish. It's not the fanciest restaurant, but the service is very good, and you get a lot of food for your money.

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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We expected the over priced food but the service is just pathetic. The server was hanging out with her sister at the bar. The waitress showed up twice. The bus boy helped us out a couple of times and 45 minutes after we finished eating we flagged down the guy bringing out the food to get us a check. No... More 

Thank travel4scuba
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We think Zapatas is the best. We have a toddler, so fast is good. Lots to look at is good. Friendly kid friendly and understanding staff is great! We regularly take our toddler here. The food comes out very quickly. They are very friendly to our son and completely understand when he makes a mess. The restaurant has many decorations... More 

Thank C8487ULthomasb
Moultrie, Georgia
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129 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Fresh ingredients, authentic spicy Mexican fare and great margaritas. Pleasant atmosphere....could be a little noisy at times but I think it is more due to the acoustics of the building. Good choices fornthe vegetarians in our group.

Thank MsViolet
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

My husband introduced me to this place . He visit this restaurant with his office colleagues once in two weeks for lunch. The lunch menu is different from the dinner menu. I always went there for dinner. Let's talk about the ambience of the restaurant , this is a huge place , cozy interiors , large seating area, you will... More 

Thank sakshi s
Indian Land, South Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This is our favourite Mexican Restaurant in the area. The servers are all excellent, the food is fabulous and their guacamole is incredible! We brought my inlaws here, and I swear my brother in law was in heaven with his meal (and ours as he seemed to finish whatever the rest of us could not). highly recommend!

Thank melissamacdonnell
Charlotte, North Carolina
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162 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We usually eat here once or twice a month. The food is always well prepared and the service is great. On the weekends there is usually a small wait when we go, but it is never more than 5 minutes. I usually get the fajitas and they are great. Margaritas are pretty good also.

Concord, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican, and Zapata's, a restaurant I have been going to for over a decade, has improved a lot in the past few years- although the price has gone up a little, it is well worth it in my opinion.

Thank Jeriame Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15105 John J Delaney Dr Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28277-2848
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Ballantyne East
  • Neighborhood: Ballantyne East
  • Phone Number: (704) 752-6869

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