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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken” (4 reviews)
“enchiladas” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (9 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
19905 W Catawba Ave # NC, Cornelius, NC 28031-4035
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Cinco de Mayo in a Mexican restaurant is a big day. Extra staff, solid team work, planning ahead makes for a successful event. I've been dining at Zapatas for 10 years or more, but after today I'll never go back. We arrived at 4:05pm to...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed February 8, 2018

We enjoy Zapata's every once in a while and Zapata's is our go-to closest Mexican place. Friendly service and big servings. Excellent margaritas.

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Our second time looking for good mexican food in this area. Truly disappointed! The whole meal was tastless. The chicken must be random breast, boiled and dunked in watery enchilada sauce. The beef tasted worse than taco bell. It was greasy cold mess. Your ancestors...More

Thank jeff j
Reviewed December 13, 2017

This restaurant had both excellent food and service. Very authentic tasting burritos. I had the beef burrito and my husband had the chicken. Both were fantastic. They also start you off with a heaping bowl of tortilla chips and salsa. The price was very affordable...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

The Salsa isn't as good as La Unica, but the food is much better. If you add green sauce to the salsa, it become's excellent. The food is always cooked fresh, not microwaved. The portions are large and taste delicious. Try the Pepper jack enchilada,...More

Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

We ate there last Sunday night. There were 6 of us. Wanted Mexican but my niece had never been and was a little leery of trying. We were all pleasantly surprised and pleased. Food was good, service attentive, an enjoyable experience. I have to say...More

Thank nancy l
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Excellent service and tasty food. A fun night with our family. The Grands (9 & 11) love the chips and Queso.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Moved here from CA recently and had been looking for a good Mexican restaurant. Tried a couple in the area and wasn't too pleased. I tried Zapatas a couple months ago & loved it. Been coming in at least every other week & have been...More

Thank alexs2422017
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Not really sure why but over the years zapatas has been very inconsistant in quality. On a good day its very good other times not so much

Thank drcabnet
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Service was fine, drinks were tasty, the food was okay, but the chips tasted like they had been fried in rancid oil.

Thank Marilyn M
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Wayne T
March 29, 2017|
Response from jasonlance46 | Reviewed this property |
yes they have just talk to the servers about it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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