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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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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“carnitas” (6 reviews)
“cheese dip” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6140
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor and very delayed service. Poor presentation. Poor taste. My colleagues had the same experience and decided not to go there again.

Thank 1goodtraveller2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very friendly waitstaff. Good service, and the food was very good. Very close to the hotel and would go back again

Thank Robert W
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We appreciate your great review! Safe travels!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disco ball, kareoke, two step in the bar area. We ate on the bar area so I can't address the separate restaurant section. The fajitas and quesadilla were decent. The margarita specials were weak and the frozen margaritas were not tasty. Free chips and salsa....More

Thank Littmar
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed yourself!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time at Zapata's, having previously always gone to Montezumas when in the area. My husband and I were really excited to go - we were celebrating our anniversary and both really keen after looking at the menu. The sangria was yummy...More

Thank Maggie_the_traveller
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You have the wrong Zapatas with this review. We do not have any of the menu items that you are referring to. We are located in southern Illinois so I'm not quite sure where your visit was too, but it was not zapatas in Collinsville...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick dinner, ordered the chimichanga. It was quick service, and delicious. Complimentary chips and salsa to munch on while waiting for food.

Thank TSPutt
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the good review! We appreciate your business!

Reviewed 6 October 2017

We stop at Zapata's every time we're racing at Gateway Drag Strip. Always have good service & good food at fair prices.

Thank Babes3020
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you so much for the compliment! We're glad you stop by every trip and look forward to the next one!

Reviewed 14 September 2017 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 15 September 2017

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

Reviewed 6 September 2017 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
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so very much, glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 24 August 2017 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
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm very sorry that we let you down on your visit. We'll definitely work harder to improve.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

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
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit. Seems like we hit the mark on most aspects and fell short on a couple of items. We'll definitely work on those couple of things, thank you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 22
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
Description
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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