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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8267 4653
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“nachos” (36 reviews)
“tostada” (6 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
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All hours
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great decor, warm and friendly, with an authentic Mexican feel. Staff were friendly and service was efficient and quick. The menu was extensive with something for every one and the meals were LARGE! I had Prawn Taquitos for entree and Tostada with chicken for main...More

Thank MiniMinxy
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not from Adelaide but this is now my go to Mexican restaurant here. I went in on a Wednesday, half price nachos. Well worth it. The half serving is more than enough for one person. Excellent value. Greeted by very friendly staff and over...More

Thank Trent K
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We dined here as a family and were made welcome. The food was very good and the staff were friendly. It's well located on a popular restaurant strip.

Thank Hansie13
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lovely food, have only had take away from there and its delicious! Recommend the Enchiladas and the Chicken Flautas; both are amazing!

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We went in for dinner and were "not greeted" buy a male waiter. He pretty much didn't say a thing to us and just took us to the table dropping the menus on the table. No welcome, no hello. He didn't even ask us if...More

Thank Djurdjica C
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We went here years ago and we're determined to go back on this visit to Adelaide. Absolutely brilliant experience, we ended up dining here two nights in a row. Great service, friendly staff and nice menu. Food is just delicious. Highly recommend the jugs of...More

Thank Lucy954
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Not bad, not awesome, but fine. Don't order the margaritas that come from a premix or similar. I kinda did expect a little more. The food was kinda plain.

Thank David H
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful in choosing the dishes. Service was very good and the atmosphere was very Mexican 😊

Thank SanjayChandiramani
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Having been an occasional diner at Zapata for over 30 years. It was nice to see that they HAVE lifted their game considerably and returned to quality food and good service which they WERE renowned for. The serves were generous, Nachos Supreme enough for 4...More

1  Thank Davd M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visiting early on a Monday evening, the welcome was warm and friendly. The nachos supreme was tremendous, and we were both glad we ordered entrees for our main meal after. A very nice dining experience.

Thank Jenny M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8267 4653
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