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Zapata's Cantina

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19905 W Catawba Ave # NC, Cornelius, NC 28031-4035
+1 704-987-8890
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Huntersville
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

My husband and I are regulars. We enjoy the atmosphere, wonderful food and the good service. They have a variety of different things and everything we have tried is delicious. The establishment is clean, comfortable and the servers are efficient and friendly. They have a variety of lunch specials. I love their tempura fish tacos.

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2 Thank Linda E
Dunwoody, Georgia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This has turned into our "after a long week" place to go to on a Friday. The cocktail selection is great. The food is some of the best.

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3 Thank Stegaro
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

its always good, good kids menu, good drink specials, easy parking, nice staff, dont have to wait for a table

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Thank Coleen W
West Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Food it's the best in town great service excellent taste margaritas fajitas and street tacos rock!! looking to be here every time we visit lake norman

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1 Thank 321coolPaul
Cornelius, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Zapatas is my go to for great food at a great price!! You get so much food on a plate that you get to enjoy it again!! Which is what my husband thinks is the best part!! Zapatas atmosphere is warm, and very comfortable! We love taking friends and out of town relatives there to enjoy the local cuisine!!! When... More 

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Thank Stacey H
Charlotte
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

Have never been disappointed here. The food is very good and the staff is extremely friendly always making sure that you do not need anything. The chips and salsa are always abundant.

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Thank cardscharlotte
Cornelius, North Carolina
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Been eating here since it opened back in 1999. They've had different managers, chefs and servers throughout the years (some I didn't care for). There was a time in which it seemed like it was going down hill but the new owner Fernando has fixed all that. The food & atmosphere is excellent!! Their Carne Asada is the best and... More 

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Thank Pat_S1979
Mooresville, North Carolina
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261 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015

We've been wanting to try this place after driving through this area recently to Jetton Park. Finally made it a couple of weeks ago & really enjoyed it. Food was fresh, flavorful & well-prepared. Service was prompt, & the place has a nice atmosphere. We'll definitely be going back.

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Thank saibot
Denver, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

I too was urged by a friend about a year ago to visit here. I don't do Mexican food often but have visited my local Mexican restaurants in Denver. I do get some Mexican items from Chili's on occasion as well. I'm never blown away, just average food and Mexican food isn't on my favorites list. Well Zapata's changed that!... More 

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1 Thank Kimmy Dawn P
Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

I stopped by Zapatas at the urging of a friend. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our waitress was efficient without being obnoxious. The prices were very reasonable and I'm looking forward to visiting again very soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19905 W Catawba Ave # NC, Cornelius, NC 28031-4035
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-987-8890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?