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Zapata's Mexican Food and Taqueria

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549 W Julian St, San Jose, CA 95110-2338
+1 408-293-0773
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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This place has a lot of potential being so close to the SAP center, but the restaurant needs some serious work. The food was adequate at best and filled our tummies, but did not satisfy our tastebuds. We ordered nachos and a veggie super burrito. The nachos were served with ballpark nacho cheese and the beans and rice in the... More 

Thank Dawn T
Rochester, New York
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

My husband and adult son ate here before a Sharks game. Delicious Enchilada's, Fajitas and burrito. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals including the chips and salsa! It was a bit pricey, but we expected that being game day.

Thank Peterson01
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

My friend and I stumbled in here before a concert at SAP arena. The cantina is within walking distance to the arena. They advertise they have been voted the best fish tacos, but I went with an al pastor taco. Delish! Everything was so fresh and full of flavor. There is not a lot of seating. But they do have... More 

1 Thank casavaldez
Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014

I wasn't too sure how I found this place... I think I was looking at restaurants on UrbanSpoon that were close to the SAP Centre, for something to eat before a concert, and this place popped up, with a few favourable reviews. When we found it, I was a little unsure, because it looked like someone's living room, with a... More 

1 Thank Dominic F
Fresno, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013

We were looking for a bite to eat before the hockey game, and my wife had spotted Zapata's when we had driven around the arena. We both had the grilled fish taco which was very good, and good value too. Not the kind of place to go for a fancy dinner out, but for good food and quick service, I'd... More 

2 Thank 83nighthawk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 549 W Julian St, San Jose, CA 95110-2338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-293-0773

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?