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779 Route 340, Palisades, NY 10964-1009
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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New York
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Veg options were average. Portions r good though. Place is cozy , bar is ok, great cocktails. One time thingy, can't repeat

Thank v1234v
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is our 3 Rd time the food is so good a little pricey but you won't be hungry when you leave incredible drinks place is alive with music and ambiance a great night for dinner with friends this definitely has become our spot

Thank Happymom0808
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had ceviche, steak fajitas and queso fundido with Chirizo at the bar. Christian the Bartender was very friendly. The food was very good!

Thank EddieK01
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to like this restaurant. It's family-owned with a nice low-key atmosphere and a busy bar scene. However, the food was mediocre and not at all authentic- similar to what you would expect at a Mexican chain restaurant. It was also expensive for what it was (main courses $12-18; guacamole $9). High on calories and low on spice/flavor.... More 

Thank VermontMama3
Dumont, New Jersey
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We are a large family (16) - we decided to do an early dinner. The atmosphere is authentic, the food and drinks are delicious. The staff is very friendly and with several children with us - a pitcher of soda was also on the table.

Thank kto470
Hillsdale, New Jersey
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196 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I ate at this restaurant on a Saturday night with my family. There was no wait because the place is very big and can seat a lot. They gave us free chips and salsa to start. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I ordered the chimichangas and they were delicious! The rest of my family also loved their meals.... More 

Thank farrelma
Princeton, New Jersey
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Hands down the best Mexican food I hv had in a long time. Being a food snob, I ordered Tamale for appetizer & Caramel custard for lunch, skipping the Entree. Best decision I made. My 3 veg colleagues actually polished off their places. Food was authentic & very tasty. Place is huge with ethnic decor. People could move a bit... More 

Thank Paresh B
Valley Cottage, NY
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Service excellent, even a children's menu reservations for party of 3 or more. very colorful and felt as if Mexico with colorful attire and decor

Thank cbmfse_123
Northvale, New Jersey
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to the area and are always on the hunt for a good Mexican place. We gave Zapata a shot and I'm thrilled we did. They have delicious, authentic food, great drinks, and attentive, friendly service. It's got great atmosphere and it's so clean! They even have authentic tamales which are hard to find, I get them almost... More 

Thank PamelaSmith926
Hoboken, New Jersey
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I grew up on this kind of food, and it's not always easy to find it in the Northeast. With that said, I'm slow to declare that it's really great, but in this case it's true. I really liked it, will go back, and recommend it.

Thank JOB912

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 779 Route 340, Palisades, NY 10964-1009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Palisades
  • Phone Number: 8443598700

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