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Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant

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201 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 3 9397 8365
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really expensive, no good presentation and no words for taste, great location for this restaurant, staff are friendly but poor kitchen results.

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Thank Jorge G
Gresham, Oregon
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to Williamstown after 15 years in the USA, and were eager to find a "Mexican local". The server was polite if a bit shy. We arrived at opening time, 5.30pm and were told the Margaritas were not frozen yet? We were charged a lot more for a non frozen Margarita that was small but good. I had... More 

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Thank carolineyk
italy
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Im a bit of nachos fan and these are the best ive ever had!! Some sort of smoky cheese is the key.great portion sizes and yummy tasty food. Well cooked, not slathered in sauce or cheese, not too oily, sangria is rich and tasty, not watered down. We are shocked to find such a great value place near home. In... More 

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Thank aussiejulie
Mary I, Owner at Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow. Thank you for your great comments. I am really happy you enjoyed your night and thank you for taking the time to provide your positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again real soon. Muchas Gracias Amigos More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful smokey flavour through the food. Never used to like burritos but I've been converted. Real Mexican food, real sangria made the way it's supposed to be! FANTASTIC! Try the Groupon special, will definitely be back.

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Thank Mia M
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I have to start by saying I am a Mexican fan - I have enjoyed it in Mexico and America as well as here at home in Australia. Viva Zapatas compared favourably to some of my favourite Mexican meals. We had a group of 5 using coupons. The coupon deal consisted of sangrias, nachos, tacos, burritos and desert. The sangrias... More 

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Thank ShaAndOllie
Mary I, Owner at Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

How wonderful. Thank you for your positive response. Happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and Sangria. We look forward to seeing you again. Muchas Gracias Amigos. More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I am personally not crazy about Mexican food but my brother LOVES it, so he shouted me here for lunch and I LOVED it. The service was fabulous and the food was fresh and fast! Great coffee as well!

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Thank Debbi D
Mary I, Manager at Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Debbi, thank you for your great comments. we are happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards from the team at Viva Zapatas. Oley! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

we went there with a voucher and I must say the food was delicious. We barely finished the food (really big portions)..Great Sangria (we knew hoe it has to be made) and cocktails The restaurant is authentic, original, the only place in all Williamstown with music... typical Mexican, spanish music... you can hear the music while you walk outside and... More 

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Thank Federico L
Mary I, Owner at Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Federico. I am so pleased to hear you were happy. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best Regards from the team at Viva Zapatas. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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120 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We used to come here frequently however over the last few visits have noticed a distinct reduction in the serving sizes for the sizzling fajitas in particular. It is a little disappointing to order two of the same dish (one beef and the other chicken) and to have them both come out with a very noticeable difference in the quantity... More 

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Thank beaustravels
Mary I, Manager at Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry for the late response, I only just noticed your comments. We do hope you will visit again and when you do, please let us know of the above and we will ensure you receive the correct portion. Best regards from the team at Viva Zapatas. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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40 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Felt like Mexican so walked in Sour waitress Flung Dirty glass on table Mmm thank goodness just ordered a drink Cokes came out flat "Do you want to eat" was the sealer Paid for drinks and left Shame as the set up is quite nice

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1 Thank pernilledalgas
Mary I, Manager at Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry for the late response, I only just noticed your comments. This is a real surprise as we really do strive to provide good quality and service. I hope you will visit again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I only like writing positive reviews, but I'm really angry that I paid $50 last night for the crappiest meal I have had in years. After telling a friend today, who lives locally to this place, about our horrible meal, even he suggested that I warn other people against going here. My adult son and I were walk-ins. We live... More 

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Thank Tracy G
Mary I, Manager at Viva Zapatas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Tracy G. Sorry for the late response, I only just noticed your comments. Very sorry to hear you were not happy. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9397 8365

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