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Zapata's

Address
Address:
42 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 8 8267 4653
Cuisine
Cuisine: Mexican
Chef
License:
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
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Adelaide's oldest and best-loved Mexican restaurant Zapata's continues to serve its colourful dishes in the city's north. From the straw ceiling that absorbs noise to the generous option of individual bills, Zapata's is a restaurant engineered to keep people happy and in the mood to party.The food is fun and filling, and the serves are large enough to feed a Mexican rebellion.

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Adelaide CBD.

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It is the end of a fabulous night at Zapatas. Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed themselves, ordering their fill of comidas (main meals) and ostras cosas (side orders). But as usual someone (not mentioning any names but it is usually Uncle Pete) has ordered an extravagant amount of tequila that the rest of the table will now be forced to pay for. But wait un momento amigo! Zapatas isn't one of those stuffy restaurants that snarls at you if you ask to pay separately, in fact, they are happy to issue individual bills so you only pay for what you order (even available on tables of two, just in case you dont want to pay for your dates dessert).

From the straw ceiling that absorbs noise to the generous option of individual bills, Zapatas is a restaurant engineered to keep people happy and in the mood to party. Black and white photographs of Emiliano Zapata (an old Mexican revolutionary) line the two-tone walls. The food is fun and filling, and the serves are large enough to feed a Mexican rebellion. The fajitas are ideal for sharing with a friend; tender strips of beef or chicken breast are sauteed with capsicum and onion in a spicy sauce and brought to the table (still sizzling) ready to be wrapped in warm soft tortillas.

Jennifer Miller
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Zapata's - User Reviews

Gemma Anthony:

Went to Zapatas last weekend on a dinner date, we never really visit Melbourne street but thought we would try something different. I usually like Asian restaurants and my partner loves Italian, but we decided we would try something completely different and go with Mexican. Both our expectations were exceeded. Zapatas has a Fun atmosphere, and nice decor and dining area. The food portions made for a non-sick feeling afterwards. Our waiter was amazing and actually had a bit of a Mexican accent, however I’m not sure if it was put on or legit. My partner didn't like his drinks, so they got him another which I thought was really great. I thought the drinks were really nice especially the Margaritas. Overall it was a great night out and we thoroughly enjoyed it.review  15/06/2012

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Rachel Manning:

Zapata’s has got a nice ambiance, amazingly good food and a nice wait staff. There are a few vegetarian choices for me, I get either the Sin Carne or Fajitas, and both are always delicious. It never looks like a lot of food is on the plate, but I always leave feeling full, not over-stuffed.review  07/06/2012

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Peter Commens:

Delicious Mexican food! For $20 - $35 you can eat the most pleasent and enjoyable Mexican plates I've seen. Enchiladas ($19) are colourful and fresh and of course, as good as you would expect. After a starter and a main I had no room for desert, will try that next time, it was so good. Recommend zapata's highly!!review  26/05/2012

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Carolyn Gardens:

Stopped by here on the recommendation of a friend who lives on the street, and every time I visit him, I stop by to have some Special Nachos! I think they have specials sometimes during the week.review  25/05/2012

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Restaurant Features
Cheap & Cheerful
Function for 50-100
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10


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