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Zapata Mexican Restaurant

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Chiromo Lane/Muthithi Road Junction | Westlands, Parklands Plaza, Nairobi 00506, Kenya
+254 717 640434
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Nairobi, Kenya
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193 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Zapata is a relative newbie on Nairobi's food scene - and in a city with no Mexican or Tex Mex restaurants, this one generated some hype. Unfortunately, the restaurant doesn't live up to it. On the plus side, the decor is charming and they serve decent margaritas. If you want to go for happy hour and some nachos, its ok.... More 

2 Thank N S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Reminds of small town mexican home cooking.The experience was awesome.They have more top notch tequila brands than most restaurants i have visited all over the world.

1 Thank Carlos P
Naivasha, Kenya
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

We came ,we ate we had fantastic cocktails. ,we enjoyed.we loved it.The coctails are awesome.ambience is down to earth.

3 Thank jenkin m
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

wonderful experience at Zapata.Food was great and different from any other cuisine ,the staff was awesome ,the executive chef came to greet us.Little Mexico tucked in Africa.

1 Thank Ngina M
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

The food was good especially the starters. Best mexican restaurant in town.. The fresh juice is also very nice especially the strawberry juice.

2 Thank Sue O
Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

This is a special treat in Nairobi. I have eat here a half a dozen times for lunch and dinner. The food has good taste and only decent margaritas in town. Just a strange location though atmosphere is lively.

1 Thank Acebo R
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

As previously mentioned it has a good ambiance, loved their steak and the cold Corona made me feel as if I was enjoying the sun and beach in Mexico. The beans and guacamole were fine, however the texture of the chips threw me off a little. The taste in some of the ingredients did not match the taste of the... More 

1 Thank Viajero990
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

I enjoyed the ambience and the drinks. Food was ok nothing exceptional. Service was good as well. All in all, a very middle of the road experience.

Thank David S
Nairobi, Kenya
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

1) they didn’t have any wine! 2) They didn't have a beer glass!!! 3) steak came totally well done when asked for rare. 4) They had no guacamole!!! A key ingredient in a country where avocados are in plenty! 5) Enchiladas were literally drowning in some very pungent sauce. 6) Manager was not bothered to check if we are ok.... More 

Thank shreyashah
London, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

We've been to Zapata twice now with friends and both times we've been a bit disappointed. The first time we went the group shared starters of nachos and mushrooms. Both dishes were good, no complaints there. For main, one of us has steak and the other the vegetarian quesadillas. The steak was reported to be 'fine', though others at the... More 

1 Thank EllieandAlexis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chiromo Lane/Muthithi Road Junction | Westlands, Parklands Plaza, Nairobi 00506, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 717 640434

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