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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6110
+1 618-343-1337
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was quick and friendly, and the food fresh and tasty. The quantity and quality of food is well worth the price.

Thank Peter S
Collinsville, Illinois
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place for family and friends to gather for a meal or a celebration. Casual environment so come as you are. Good value for great food.

Thank Mel B
St. Louis, MO
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food was great and the service was good, although the waitress was covering too many tables. Maybe it was just a scheduling issue with not having enough people on staff. It is located next to Gateway Center which holds expos, but they should be use to that traffic flow and staff accordingly. Would I go back? Yes, absolutely. Many... More 

Thank Kritomang
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

As always the food was delicious and their Margaritas on the rocks are out if this world. Had the fajitas with shrimp, black beans and rice and I couldn't finish it. They give you plenty and it was delicious. Always good, waiters are very nice, seating is quick except when busy and I recommend this place inn a heart beat!

1 Thank Dconaway2519
O'Fallon, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

On Oct.28 I had dinner at Zapata's Mexican restaurant and cantina. I had the carnitas plate! It was tender, full of flavor and spot on taste wise! Not only have I enjoyed the carnitas, but on other occasions, I have had their version of floutas, (taquitos) are really great as appetizers. If you enjoy food and plenty of it then... More 

Thank CarlosMIV
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience at Zapata's and good service. Their margaritas are super and I loved their chips and salsa. We were served quickly and our dinner was delicious and not too pricy.

Thank Sylvia D
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Zapata’s is quite large and has a lavish Mexican decor. The restaurant was not too busy the night we were there. They truly understand the concept of a ‘large’ margarita [see pictures]. We both had the steak fajitas with separate sided. Our food was reasonably spiced and our waiter came back several times to make sure everything was fine.

Thank mbotos
northridge, ca
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The buffet had many food options, good food, lots of choices, nothing to stay away from. Staff was pleasant and cheerful. We had a business group come in with about 100 people at once and they were able to take us quickly, serve us and get us back to our conference efficiently. Attendees seemed satisfied with their meals.

Thank christineess
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great lunch buffet, great service, excellent food. There was a great selection of items on the buffet and all of them were good. The service was friendly and efficient. and the price was very reasonable.

Thank joko3630
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We arrived at 6:20 and had a party of 6. We were told it would be 40 minutes. After 40 minutes we were still waiting behind a party of 6 and a party of 5. After 20 more minutes I went up and checked on how we were doing and the Hostess said we had already been seated. I asked... More 

Thank Brad H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6110
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Collinsville
  • Phone Number: +1 618-343-1337
Get away from the everyday hustle and bustle and enjoy fabulous ice cold margaritas and some of the best Mexican food around! Enjoy a fantastic meal in a vibrant atmosphere that offers all your Mexican favorites such as enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and much more!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?