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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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217 Walnut St, Texarkana, AR 71854-6023
+1 870-774-0272
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Overland Park, Kansas
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Zapata's offers first rate Mexican food. Their soups are great, their entrees good and salsa just right. They are in the old downtown, which is picturesque. The service is great and decor very good. Great atmosphere.

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Thank JRJ7354
Prescott, Arkansas
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a little bit of a wait, but it was worth it. We had heard that it was good and those rumors were true. The margarita I had was great and they also have other frozen and mixed drinks that were good! Good for couples or families!

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Thank dbutler1413
Texarkana, Arkansas
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful One of the best Mexican restaurants in the area I love love love this place ~. Can't wait to go back

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Thank grammy61407
Texarkana, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a trendy atmosphere with locals who go out to have fun.......... good for dinner or just a few drinks and appetizers

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Thank BillyAsberry
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will first say we went with a group of over 50 people, but my expectations were way greater then my reality. I was told time and time again that Texas has the best Mexican food so I was so excited when we went I went to visit we asked around to find the best place and drove quite a... More 

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Thank Jacqui Z
Texarkana, Arkansas
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy eating at Zapatas. Service is alway the best. I really like the fish. Chips are never ending. This is a great downtown Resturant.

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Thank David P
Atlanta, Texas
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It had been a couple of years since I had eaten here and I will say it was NOT what it used to be. I really believe it is the same as most other Mexican restaurants everwhere else. Nothing special, different or stand out. It was served fast, hot and tasted good, but that was it, just good or average.... More 

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Thank John S
Texarkana, Arkansas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I recommend a frozen margarita or frozen Cuba Libre. Had the steak fajitas, definitely some of the best I'd have. Hidden gem in Texarkana. Thursday- Saturday nights are usually packed.

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Thank Sam D
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food is always good and the surroundings are just right when you just to hang out with friends and family.

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Thank Richard P
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Zapata's has not only the best food but their Margaritas are awesome. They have dishes you cant find anywhere else.

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Thank Robert B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Walnut St, Texarkana, AR 71854-6023
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Texarkana
  • Phone Number: +1 870-774-0272

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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?