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Zapata's Shanghai

No.11 Dongping Road | near Hengshan Road, Shanghai 200031, China
+86 21 6433 4104
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, Pub, Mexican, Grill
$$ - $$$
No.11 Dongping Road | near Hengshan Road, Shanghai 200031, China
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Zapata's Shanghai
1. Great Party Place!
"Looking for a fun night check this place out."
Andy F
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2. Theme Parties!
"went to this club on a Saturday night and it was a Beach Party Theme"
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3. Great Party Drinks!
"This place has it all - DJs, Girls dancing and crazy drink specials."
Robert S
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came first time with some friends that were in Zapata's before... And honestly I had a great time with them drinking some beers and dancing for a while! I recommend to go if you have opportunity, it deserves.

Thank inibadarr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hate tequila. It takes a lot to get me to drink one. However, half a bottle of the stuff here and I didn't care. Great bar, good looking women, lots of music and silly stuff going on. Perfect for that "to-hell-with-it-I-am-going-to-have-good-time" moment in one's...More

Thank BillyMann
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Dropped by for a quick bite to eat. Great food, and friendly service set in a fantastic outdoor setting. I know from previous visits to the bar that they can bring a great party to into the early hours.

Thank Corrog M
Max M, Owner at Zapata's Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the nice review Corrog. You can check our website for upcoming events. Of course the next big one is the World Cup - which we are going to do Zapata's style!

Reviewed May 15, 2018

Zapatas is a great casual party place in Shanghai . You could sit in the outdoor area for food / shisha or could go in the indoor area for a dance. The staff are friendly and always trying to make you comfortable. You will find...More

Thank Akhilesh B
Max M, Owner at Zapata's Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you so much Akhilesh - we are happy you liked our Cinco de Mayo party. What a blast. Check out more photos on facebook.

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

If you looking for casual place this is Number One Bar in shanghai. Every weekend you will enjoy the casual atmosphere of Mexico bar . Free tequila each 1 hr from beautiful Tequila girl . I love this place . I strong advice every one...More

Thank Monopoli N
Max M, Owner at Zapata's Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Thank you very much Mr Monopoli!!! We are very happy you enjoy our atmosphere.

Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

I went to zapata when they celebrate their anniversary. Nice and cozy bar with good music. There are outside bar and inside bar. After 9 pm they open dance floor. I really enjoyed drinking and eating at zapata. You must try their mexican food. The...More

Thank zakeusharrydr
Reviewed March 6, 2018

This place was already opened when I arrived in 2004. At that time, there were not so many places to go. Drinks and food are cheap. They have a regular happy hour until 8pm. On Wednesdays, they have their ladies night and it's always packed....More

Thank mrwangShanghai
Reviewed January 13, 2018

I don't get the reviews that give this place such a bad score when the main issue is actually these reviewers' expectations. I've seen this so many times done by friends too. You don't go to McDonald's expecting a wagyu steak and then complain that...More

1  Thank Mostafa Z
Max M, Owner at Zapata's Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Hi Mostafa, Thanks for the great review! Our goal is to give guests a fun, unforgettable night. It really makes us happy to hear that we do do this! Sure, there are somethings we could do better and we are always looking to improve. But...More

Reviewed August 31, 2017

Zapata's is a place where you can dance, sit down have a drink, and eat Mexican food. They give out free souvenirs like pens and sombreros. The club was pumping when I went there, I had such a good time!

Thank Alana A
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Great 2 story club where expats let their hair down on the weekend. Lots of dancing on the bar and free tequila shots on the hour. Looking for a fun night check this place out. We will definitely be back!

1  Thank Andy F
Max M, Owner at Zapata's Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

Thanks for the great review Andy! Looking forward to having you back soon.

Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French
Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that
is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While
it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will
sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their
mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area
seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Bar, Pub, Mexican, Grill
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.11 Dongping Road | near Hengshan Road, Shanghai 200031, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6433 4104
  • E-mail
Shanghai's Infamous Party Bar! Zapata’s Mexican Cantina is the original Mexican Party Bar and a legendary part of Shanghai’s Nightlife. We are the ultimate party bar playing the music you love in an crazy yet safe environment. Zapata’s has something for everybody. Enjoy classic Mexican food and drinks in the upstairs restaurant, go crazy at the party bar, or relax in our very large outdoor area. There are regular parties and events at Zapata’s and you will always have a great night every time. Everyday is a Party at Zapata's!
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