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El Paraiso

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1904 N US Highway 83, Zapata, TX 78076-3605
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
Jan 4, 2017
“Good Mexican Food”
Mar 26, 2016
“Great cream gravy with the chicken fried steak”
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1904 N US Highway 83, Zapata, TX 78076-3605
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

original family recipes. The salsa is tasty as is the chile con carne, very tasty. The staff is very friendly

Thank David S
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We both ordered chicken fried steak though I had the mashed potatoes and my husband had the rice and beans. The cream gravy that came with the steak was excellent. The chicken fried steak was not greasy and was very good. I would not say...More

Thank CathyDArizona
Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

And same terrible food. See my review for the steakhouse. Tough steak and tougher chicken fried. Plan iceberg lettuce with a tomato slice as a salad. Slow as a snail service and tasteless food.

Thank Mchambers9968
Reviewed February 3, 2016

Passing through from AZ to Padre Island wife and I took a chance on this place. They have "The chicken fried steak that made Zapata famous!" I tried it with an enchilada and taco. Didn't care for the taco but loved the steak and enchilada....More

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Thank GrumpyOldMichiganMan
Reviewed December 22, 2015

Visited restaurant after a day on water. We all ordered house specialty Chicken Fried Steak...it was ok and service was border line. Salsa has a definite kick not for mild salsa eaters..

Thank Oscar R
Reviewed April 29, 2015

I've eaten at this restaurant many times in the last three years. Like all Zapata restaurants, it's not fancy and it's reasonably priced. The menu is broad. There is plenty of the seating and the service is good.

Thank Dujuneau
Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

One of the best Chicken fried steaks I've ever had. Highly recommend it. I have been coming here since 1977.

Thank Texan5169
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

In town on business for an extended period and tried it for lunch today with coworkers. I had the Chicken Supreme which it was. Grilled chicken breast with mushrooms, gravy and cheese over a bed of rice. Great flavor. Friends had chicken fried steaks. Judging...More

Thank PvilleTexas
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We were advised by an American Immigration Officer at Edmonton International Airport to go to this restaurant in his hometown for the best chicken fried steak ever.Spotted the restaurant on the highway driving through town so decided to stop. The chicken fried steak was very...More

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  • Address: 1904 N US Highway 83, Zapata, TX 78076-3605
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Zapata
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