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General Zapata

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15 E 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-2177
+1 610-625-0090
11:30 - 21:00
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Nazareth, PA
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you are hankering for the old Zapata's tacos, this is your place. They make them the same as the old place on Stefko. Highly recommended!!!!

Thank stumpyjoe
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Have eaten Zapatas tacos since they were on Stefko Blvd. everything is great from taco shell to seasoned beef. Good menu variety with platters and individual items. Fire hot sauce is great the regular sauce is mild. The space inside is a bit cramped so definitely plan on waiting for table during peak hours but worth the wait!

Thank Mike K
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Small, clean, and inexpensive. Food is good. Service was fast and efficient. Most folks go there for Tacos but they have combo platters with standard Mexican dishes. My only wish was that they had fresh salsa. Most Mexican Restaurants have at least a fresh hot & a fresh mild. Zapata's has 2 squeeze bottles with a hot and mild sauce..... More 

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Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We had heard a lot about this restaurant and since we love Mexican food decided to try it. We walked in and seated ourselves. It was a good 5 minutes before anyone came out of the back to greet us. I ordered a chicken taco and chicken enchilada and my husband had a beef burrito. The food looked nothing like... More 

Thank Gail K
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately I have not tried many things on the menu, simply because I So love the Chicken Taco. The shell is neither soft nor hard, it's flakey as in a Pastery. The Chicken is flavorful moist and fresh. The cheeses are a standout and as in most Mexican restaurants you have a reasonably good selection of other ingredients to build... More 

Thank Go2squid
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

It may take a while to make your fresh shell but they are the best. No one else's are even close. Don't forget the cheese.

Thank Gerry K
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Great taco's but expect a long wait. We waited 30 min for an order of two taco's and one tamale to go. Kitchen is understaffed.

Thank DrZeek
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

This little spot in the heart of Southside Bethlehem offers great authentic Tacos that will leave you wanting more! They half special takeout mini tacos that will bring joy to any party or event you are going to. Food is prepared very well and menu offers a variety of ala carte items from Rice and beans to enchilattas , Shredded... More 

Thank TonyG1974
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

I went in for lunch and got the buy 1 burrito get another for $1 special. I got one chicken and one beef. Average at best. I was the only person there and service was surprisingly slow. A few takeout orders happened while I was there though.

Thank Bob S
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

4 co-workers had lunch. Butritos special was worth the price. I had a beef taco and chili. Both very tasty. Friends all liked thier burritos. Everyone left full. Only downfall was the time it took to get food and availability of certain items. They seemed to be under prepared for a wednesday lunch...only 6 people there at the time. Will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 E 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-2177
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-625-0090

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