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Zapata's Shanghai

No.11 Dongping Road | near Hengshan Road, Shanghai 200031, China
+86 21 6433 4104
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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“great club” (2 reviews)
“fast food” (2 reviews)
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Pub, Mexican, Bar, Grill
$$ - $$$
No.11 Dongping Road | near Hengshan Road, Shanghai 200031, China
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Zapata's Shanghai
1. Great Party Place!
"Looking for a fun night check this place out."
Andy F
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2. Theme Parties!
"went to this club on a Saturday night and it was a Beach Party Theme"
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3. Great Party Drinks!
"This place has it all - DJs, Girls dancing and crazy drink specials."
Robert S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went to zapata when they celebrate their anniversary. Nice and cozy bar with good music. There are outside bar and inside bar. After 9 pm they open dance floor. I really enjoyed drinking and eating at zapata. You must try their mexican food. The...More

Thank zakeusharrydr
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 24 May 2017

An amazing multi faceted venue with different styled bars to suit almost everyone's taste. The outside bars & seating are nice if the weather is good which it was. Zapata's also offers different dining options as well but I had already eaten elsewhere so cannot...More

Thank Allan E
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This place was already opened when I arrived in 2004. At that time, there were not so many places to go. Drinks and food are cheap. They have a regular happy hour until 8pm. On Wednesdays, they have their ladies night and it's always packed....More

Thank mrwangShanghai
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I don't get the reviews that give this place such a bad score when the main issue is actually these reviewers' expectations. I've seen this so many times done by friends too. You don't go to McDonald's expecting a wagyu steak and then complain that...More

1  Thank Mostafa Z
Max M, Owner at Zapata's Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Mostafa, Thanks for the great review! Our goal is to give guests a fun, unforgettable night. It really makes us happy to hear that we do do this! Sure, there are somethings we could do better and we are always looking to improve. But...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Zapata's is a place where you can dance, sit down have a drink, and eat Mexican food. They give out free souvenirs like pens and sombreros. The club was pumping when I went there, I had such a good time!

Thank Alana A
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Great 2 story club where expats let their hair down on the weekend. Lots of dancing on the bar and free tequila shots on the hour. Looking for a fun night check this place out. We will definitely be back!

Thank Andy F
Max M, Owner at Zapata's Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thanks for the great review Andy! Looking forward to having you back soon.

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I didn't actually go inside but really liked the relaxed atmosphere of the outside bar area, a leafy courtyard with plenty of seating. Only negative was that it took an age to get served but I suppose it was Saturday night and we had just...More

1  Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere however food is pretty bad and its very dark around the tacos buffet area. They should more lights in the food area. One thing that is a bit strange, we bkught RMB138 per person for all you can drink margarita and all you...More

1  Thank Francis T
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

What a place to unwind at night...... went to this club on a Saturday night and it was a Beach Party Theme. People from all over the world were seen dancing, partying and have great time. It was an amazing experience for us and Party...More

Thank rjsh123
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Ok...prepare for loud...prepare for crowds...prepare for fun! Zapata's is an unpretentious, very casual dance venue in the heart of the French Concession...it doesn't really get going until 11pm but the crowds are friendly and just want to dance. Outside garden available as a music volume...More

Thank ColeTraveler999
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French
Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that
is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While
it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will
sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their
mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area
seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 18
Pub, Mexican, Bar, Grill
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 4:00 am
5:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.11 Dongping Road | near Hengshan Road, Shanghai 200031, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6433 4104
  • E-mail
Shanghai's Infamous Party Bar! Zapata’s Mexican Cantina is the original Mexican Party Bar and a legendary part of Shanghai’s Nightlife. We are the ultimate party bar playing the music you love in an crazy yet safe environment. Zapata’s has something for everybody. Enjoy classic Mexican food and drinks in the upstairs restaurant, go crazy at the party bar, or relax in our very large outdoor area. There are regular parties and events at Zapata’s and you will always have a great night every time. Everyday is a Party at Zapata's!
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