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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1362 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3733
+1 307-527-7181
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Cody, Wyoming
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique and delicious take on Mexican cuisine; generous portions, reasonable prices, and a great patio for enjoying the sunny summers and people-watching on Main Street. It is only disappointing that they close in the winter due to staffing and customer constraints (a big smothered burrito on a cold winter day would hit the spot!). On the flip-side, if you're... More 

Thank Wyrishman
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing authentic Mexican about this cuisine.....nor Tex-Mex.....let's call it WyMex.....but it is well prepared and served in decent portions. Great place for a casual lunch or supper.

Thank Tom K
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch, and we really enjoyed it. The chips and salsa were great, and the other food was as well. I had the fish tacos, and my wife had a burro. We would eat there again.

Thank sdmcandrews
Sioux City, Iowa
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387 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling thru and stopped for lunch. Chips and salsa complimentary. The salsa was roasted with a touch of sweetness and very good. We shared a shredded beef burro, rice and beans and mexican corn. All very good and served by a very friendly waitress. She kept our water glasses full.

Thank jnobz
New York
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337 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The title says it all. The place is not clean by our standards. Service was slow and the food was not good.

Thank luv2travel076
sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry I disagree about the place being dirty cause I know it is not and so does the health inspector. I get a excellent rating every 6 months from the state health inspector. Been in business for over 23 years and have people travel from all over the US to eat here. Sorry you didn't like it. Why did you... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have been visiting Cody for several years now primarily to access Yellowstone Park and although we could stay nearer, one of the main reasons we love staying there is Zapata's. The food is great value for money and some of the tastiest Mexican food we have had (and boy have we had a lot!). The Margaritas are also pretty... More 

Thank AlandJ-F
sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review. And yes I will reopen in March. Connie More 

Payson, Arizona
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed the food very much and also the service was really good. The people in Cody know how to treat their customers.

Thank Mike F
Marietta, Georgia
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607 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The service was nothing special, as was the food. Very average and that may be due to the property being "for sale".

Thank ballhawg
sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to tell you but over 90% of my reviews say Zapata's is very special, and what does the property being up fo sale have anything to do with the food. I am the owner and I cook everything fresh everyday. Sorry you didn't think it was anything special. I wonder why you couldn't at least think of one nice... More 

Ladera Ranch, California
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Ate dinner on our one night stay in Cody at Zapata's Mexican restaurant. Read the reviews on Trip Adviser and decided this would be the place to have dinner. Had @ 20 minute wait since the place is very busy with locals as well as tourists. Had a few margaritas to start and a wonderful dinner to follow: chile relleno... More 

Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It was close to 8 when we got there. They had a waiting list going. But were able to seat us in under 15 mins without resurvations. I had the Carne Asada and my wife had the nachos. Both were good and the half order of nachos was huge yet not mostly chips. Sevice was great and even though they... More 

Thank Rob C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1362 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3733
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Cody
  • Phone Number: +1 307-527-7181

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