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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8267 4653
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (35 reviews)
“tostada” (6 reviews)
“con queso” (3 reviews)
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All hours
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
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1 - 10 of 177 reviews

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We went in for dinner and were "not greeted" buy a male waiter. He pretty much didn't say a thing to us and just took us to the table dropping the menus on the table. No welcome, no hello. He didn't even ask us if...More

Thank Djurdjica C
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We went here years ago and we're determined to go back on this visit to Adelaide. Absolutely brilliant experience, we ended up dining here two nights in a row. Great service, friendly staff and nice menu. Food is just delicious. Highly recommend the jugs of...More

Thank Lucy954
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Not bad, not awesome, but fine. Don't order the margaritas that come from a premix or similar. I kinda did expect a little more. The food was kinda plain.

Thank David H
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful in choosing the dishes. Service was very good and the atmosphere was very Mexican 😊

Thank SanjayChandiramani
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Having been an occasional diner at Zapata for over 30 years. It was nice to see that they HAVE lifted their game considerably and returned to quality food and good service which they WERE renowned for. The serves were generous, Nachos Supreme enough for 4...More

Thank Davd M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visiting early on a Monday evening, the welcome was warm and friendly. The nachos supreme was tremendous, and we were both glad we ordered entrees for our main meal after. A very nice dining experience.

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Came here early on a Saturday night; awesome atmosphere, great service, great well priced and tasty food and nice cold mexican beer. We havent been here in about 10 years and its great to see Zapatas still delivering great food and service. Fantastic. AAA+++

Thank Gormo75
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times with my family including my little grandson. Also made to feel welcome. Relaxed atmosphere, good food. Consistent standard. Always enjoy what we order including the sangria.

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 28 February 2017

When I first visited this restaurant some years ago, I thought it was good Mexican food. However, I returned a few weeks ago and was very disappointed. The service was slow and unfriendly and the food was quite simply bland. There is a fairly good...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Zapata's: Once the king, now the clown. But what makes their fall from their once un-assailable throne for 'best-Mex in Adelaide', is that they seem not to care? Commercial chips and taco shells you can buy from your local Coles; under-cooked beef in the Chili...More

Thank TheSurfchaser
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8267 4653
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