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“Awful quality”
Review of Zapata Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

Zapata Mexican Restaurant
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: African, Mexican
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Zapata is a relative newbie on Nairobi's food scene - and in a city with no Mexican or Tex Mex restaurants, this one generated some hype. Unfortunately, the restaurant doesn't live up to it. On the plus side, the decor is charming and they serve decent margaritas. If you want to go for happy hour and some nachos, its ok. Other than that, the food quality is insultingly bad. Stay very clear of any beef dishes - even in fajitas or tacos, the beef quality is so bad and fatty that it is barely a cut above dog food. We ordered four different dishes, none of them were seasoned, and tasted completely bland. No flavour. The food isn't cheap either - look at spending about 10-15 usd per dish. The restaurant could have potential to make customers happy, but they need to get a new chef ASAP.

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2  Thank N S
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Reminds of small town mexican home cooking.The experience was awesome.They have more top notch tequila brands than most restaurants i have visited all over the world.

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1  Thank Carlos P
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We came ,we ate we had fantastic cocktails. ,we enjoyed.we loved it.The coctails are awesome.ambience is down to earth.

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3  Thank jenkin m
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

wonderful experience at Zapata.Food was great and different from any other cuisine ,the staff was awesome ,the executive chef came to greet us.Little Mexico tucked in Africa.

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1  Thank Ngina M
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

The food was good especially the starters. Best mexican restaurant in town.. The fresh juice is also very nice especially the strawberry juice.

2  Thank Sue O
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