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Zapata's Mexican Cantina

#255 of 16,131 Restaurants in Shanghai}
$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
No.11 Dongping Road | near Hengshan Road, Shanghai 200031, China
+86 21 6433 4104
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  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
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Mexican, Pub, Grill
$$ - $$$
No.11 Dongping Road | near Hengshan Road, Shanghai 200031, China
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Zapata's is a place where you can dance, sit down have a drink, and eat Mexican food. They give out free souvenirs like pens and sombreros. The club was pumping when I went there, I had such a good time!

Thank Alana A
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Great 2 story club where expats let their hair down on the weekend. Lots of dancing on the bar and free tequila shots on the hour. Looking for a fun night check this place out. We will definitely be back!

Thank Andy F
Max M, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thanks for the great review Andy! Looking forward to having you back soon.

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I didn't actually go inside but really liked the relaxed atmosphere of the outside bar area, a leafy courtyard with plenty of seating. Only negative was that it took an age to get served but I suppose it was Saturday night and we had just...More

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere however food is pretty bad and its very dark around the tacos buffet area. They should more lights in the food area. One thing that is a bit strange, we bkught RMB138 per person for all you can drink margarita and all you...More

Thank Francis T
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

What a place to unwind at night...... went to this club on a Saturday night and it was a Beach Party Theme. People from all over the world were seen dancing, partying and have great time. It was an amazing experience for us and Party...More

Thank rjsh123
Reviewed 24 May 2017

An amazing multi faceted venue with different styled bars to suit almost everyone's taste. The outside bars & seating are nice if the weather is good which it was. Zapata's also offers different dining options as well but I had already eaten elsewhere so cannot...More

Thank Allan E
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Ok...prepare for loud...prepare for crowds...prepare for fun! Zapata's is an unpretentious, very casual dance venue in the heart of the French Concession...it doesn't really get going until 11pm but the crowds are friendly and just want to dance. Outside garden available as a music volume...More

Thank ColeTraveler999
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Have been here several times during the past months here in Shanghai. This place has mediocre food served in restaurant like environment with a big outside area. Food is nothing special. Mexican style. What makes this place great is that it turns into a bar/dance...More

Thank mhmikkelsen
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a great place to visit at night, vibrant , great atmosphere and really lovely but quality . The food is the usual Mexican fair it's fairly good, but the beers , spirits, shisha smoking pipes are great as is the music. Sitting outside...More

Thank tcampapril
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you want to get drunk with your friends, dance and have a good time and don't mind loud music and inside smoking, then this is the place for you. It can be fun, especially as last venue of the night, but it feels quite...More

1  Thank Christina F
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French
Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that
is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While
it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will
sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their
mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area
seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Mexican, Pub, Grill
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 4:00 AM
5:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.11 Dongping Road | near Hengshan Road, Shanghai 200031, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6433 4104
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This Mexican cantina is the home of Shanghai's original ladies night every Wednesday. Attracting both foreigners and Chinese alike. With a large garden that shouts ice cold margaritas in summer. Enjoy early evening drinks from the Happy Hour menu with half priced appetizers or chill out over looking the garden from the upstairs Hacienda bar. Or if a party is more your style things start getting fun from 10pm with DJs spinning your favorite party tunes till late. With bar top dancing, free tequila shots every hour or enjoy a snack from our late night menu. Everyday is a party at Zapata's.
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