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Shop 1 Harfield Village Centre | 2nd Avenue, Harfield Village, Claremont 8000, South Africa
+27 21 671 2393
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Ballinrobe, Ireland
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Fancied Mexican for a change . It was quite windy outside causing a draught but a quite word with the manager and the problem was solved. There was a ice range of cocktails which we sampled. We has enchiladas and chilli con carne nachos, all were excellent. Great value and served by the most entertaining waiter Allen.

Thank John J
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Food was great. Bacon, avo, feta quesadilla was incredible. Good service in a friendly area. Nice & spicy options available as well.

1 Thank JBigMac2017
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Very nice food ,good service and friendly environment with reasonable prices! The neighborhood is easy going and quite. We will go back sometime!

Thank ChiosYachting
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Meatball soup starter was rich brown spices graveyard perfectly cooked with a lively touch of sour cream ... spicey chicken wings also with sour cream and some chilli sauce on the side ... yummy ... My jalapeño poppers filled with cream cheese and topped with a sauce ... very different flavour and my spicey chicken enchilada was absolutely fabulous ...... More 

Thank spotpro
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223 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

By accident we discovered this restaurant. We like Mexican food so we entered. The menu has a lot of different dishes. We took quesadilla one with chicken the other beef. The waiting time was acceptable. The portions big, too big for us. The chicken was the best but nevertheless we missed the complexity of the Mexican cuisine. Service was average... More 

1 Thank dewittedirk
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as a group of 7, we were warmly welcomed by our waiter who let us sit where we wanted and make ourselves comfortable. We ordered cocktails which were delicious. The food arrived promptly and it was absolutely scrumptious each person ordered something different and they were all delicious in their own way. Would definitely visit... More 

2 Thank charlener818
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We were introduced to Zapata about five years ago and to date have never had a bad experience. This trendy little Mexican restaurant is by far my favorite, we drive from Durbanville to eat there at least three or four time a year. Their service is always good paired with the very well prepared food, makes the dining out experience... More 

1 Thank Robert C
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great lemon/ lime and strawberry mix margarita's but nachos as a main course too small. Service great and other friends enjoyed their meals so I'll order something else next time!

1 Thank TamJean
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I visited Zapata yesterday evening for my 25th birthday with my parents and boyfriend. We had a fantastic time. The food was prompt, hot and delicious! Our waiter was friendly and attentive and made us feel very welcome. The manager even saw us struggle to take a group photo and came over to help take one for us. I will... More 

1 Thank Phoebs2014
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The food was fairly average, even though the main meal portions were well sized and filling. Pity the tables weren't really big enough to handle the plates, side dishes, bottles, cutlery, candles and pot plants. Service was also just average.

Thank kshears

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 Harfield Village Centre | 2nd Avenue, Harfield Village, Claremont 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 671 2393
warm, friendly local village mexican restaurant with classic decor.friendly staff will satisfy all your needs. great value , good portions of genuine mexican cuisine.A seperate bar area with an outside area for warm summer evenings. Open at 6pm with kitchen closing 10pm. Full license and cocktail menu.Come and enjoy.

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