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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican,
8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6140
+1 618-343-1337
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“carnitas” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
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8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6140
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Better than usual Mexican in a well decorated place. Fast friendly service. I got my go to Fajitas which was more than I could eat so I had some yummy take away.

Thank daenergymon
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate a Zapatas for my little sister's wedding rehearsal dinner. It was an awesome time. Food was great, atmosphere was awesome and the service was onpoint!!!

Thank howard p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was so excited to see perhaps an authentic Mexican restaurant so close to our accommodations. Very disappointing. Service was fine and staff looked to be cleaning vigorously. The food was bland and average at best. The best part was the nacho chips.

Thank Kristakrz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Margaritas were tasty. But $9.00 for a medium. That's very high IMO. Food averaged 10-$12. Portions were good. However, the portions of the rice and beans could have been bigger.Everything tasted above average. Salsa was better than average. Bar service was a little slow. They...More

Thank gary h
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Had appetizers and margaritas and bill was WAY to high....Will drink water if I go back. The good point is the waitress was very nice

Thank Stuie S
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

If you like Mexican than this place is worth a try. It's the only time I've seen a Mexican buffet. It's pretty good especially for the price. Several options to build yourself a plate of something good.

Thank woodhogger
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Our waitress was incredible !! She was very efficient and fast. We sat down at 6:00 and she took our drink and food order. We had plenty of water and margaritas without waiting for them. By 7:00, she had our entire party served with food,...More

Thank Cassie D
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! Glad to hear that service and food were spot on. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 July 2017

My friend and I decided to sit outside to eat. It was comfortable and quiet. The Mango Margarita was excellent. Our food was good. Our server was helpful in deciding what to eat. He was friendly and pleasant.

Thank TravelingFreeWoman
courtney z, Manager at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for eating with us and hope you stop by again soon! Happy 4th of July!

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

When we walked in the decor seemed very disjointed. I asked for really comfortable seating after driving all day. The seating was so so. No big deal. We came for the food. Everything was very good. Burritos, great. Tacos, great. Spanish rice and re fried...More

Thank Joe D
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you so much for choosing Zapatas to stop at on your travels and we're glad you enjoyed your meal!

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped and ate here for the first time. Both inside and outside the restaurant needs a lot of TLC. Many surfaces are dingy, dirty, and need to be cleaned and painted. The restrooms were dirty too. The food was good but nothing to rave...More

Thank beachliker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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 62234-6140
  • 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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