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Zapatas Cantina Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Ballantyne East
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15105 John J Delaney Dr Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28277-2848
+1 704-752-6869
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to temper this review as I recently relocated from the Western USA to Charlotte. Most of the Western states, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and Colorado are know for great Mexican food and culture. On my recent visit, I order a combo. Fist the Chile Relleno was either old or over cooked. Yes, it's a stretch to get fresh... More 

Thank Mark M
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in looking for Mexican. The food was good, but not what we are used to. The salsa was a little too warm for our liking. It was a good meal, just not what we were expecting.

Thank James_n_shelly
Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Quaint in a very relaxing n authetic vibe. However, people came in after me n were served before me. The bar tender ignored me twice before taking my order. I smiked, I cooed. Pushed that old glass of wine at me finally. Two young girls came in n served with smiles, jokes, comraderie. I asked for water twice. That too... More 

Thank Penelope A
Charlotte, North Carolina
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472 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We didn't think the food was anything special and then we both had some stomach issues after eating here. We have no intention to ever go back!

Thank jaime w
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My wife and I went to Zapatas last night. The place was busy and we expected that it would be slow so we went into the bar and sat at one of the round tables. We waited about 10 minutes and no one came to take an order. Three other small groups entered the bar after us and received service.... More 

Thank George L
Charlotte, North Carolina
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Portions were good and preparation was great. The staff was really accommodating. They can substitute most of the meat with spinach for vegetarians. Good evening out with family. I had vegetarian fajitas (got more then 50% of onion in :-( my vegetables) but the portions were so big that I managed to pick and choose. Rest of my family enjoyed... More 

Thank Snowhite2020
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My sweetie gave me free choice of restaurants for our Valentine's Day dinner. That night, I wanted a margarita. We have been to Zapatas twice before but, we always have eaten in the restaurant/main dining room area. We decided to sit in the bar area and we were treated with a wonderful bartender, Victor. He made the most AMAZING Patron... More 

Thank Christy Z
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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306 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I would call this a more upscale Mexican restaurant. It looks so small from the outside but it is quite large. The store front is deceiving and my first thought was hmm. Friendly service, great for large groups, or families. I found the pricing a bit more than usual. Street tacos (2 chicken tacos with sides $12.50) My local Mexican... More 

Thank NCluvtrav
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Hey all! So tonight my fiance and I decide to go to Zapata's for dinner because it's right around the corner from our place ava we wanted Mexican for a while. Last time our waitress wasn't good at all, but we gave it another shot. Bad choice. As we walked up there was a guy host and girl hostess. They... More 

Thank Cristiano G
Durham, NC
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were in Charlotte for a soccer tournament (team of 13-year old boys) and had our team dinner at Zapata's Cantina. The service for all 58 of us was beyond outstanding and the food superb. The Zapata's Team went out of their way to make it easy for us to order with separate checks by family (and we weren't sitting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15105 John J Delaney Dr Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28277-2848
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Ballantyne East
  • Neighbourhood: Ballantyne East
  • Phone Number: +1 704-752-6869

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