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“Above Average Food, Excellent Service”

Zapata's Cantina and Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #1,046 of 2,466 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: University City North
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Our party of four recently ate her while in town for a Christmas concert. Menu offered standard fare plus a few more creative dishes. We all liked what we ordered and were well-pleased with the service.

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Zapata's was the closest restaurant to our hotel, the Hilton Charlotte University Park, and it seemed like a friendly place with a lively atmosphere, so we decided to take a chance. We're so glad we did. The food is tasty and plentiful. (The menu is diverse and includes several dishes explicitly identified as vegetarian, which is still fairly rare in Mexican restaurants.) We were there on a Friday night, so there was live music in the person of a singer/guitarist whose renditions of all kinds of music, in Spanish and English, were professional, melodic, and soulful. And the restaurant staff, from busboys to our waitress to the kitchen staff and the manager, all impressed us as extraordinarily nice people who are good at what they do and happy to be doing it. We had a wonderful evening

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Thank AssimilatedCajun
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Our family (2 adults and a 10 year old) had dinner at Zapata's. We were staying at the nearby Hilton and walked over. We have trouble finding good Mexican food in North Carolina, having moved here from Texas but this was one of the best we've found. The service was good. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank jmomster
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Great food and service. Friendly and professional staff. Eager to please. Awesome atmosphere next to beautiful lake. Amazing homemade sangria.

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Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

The food was good as usual but it has been better. The restaurant wasn't as lively as previous visits but I think most will be satisfied!!

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Thank Ladyjb3
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