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Viva Zapata Mexican Restaurant

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530 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5702
+1 203-227-8226
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon 16:00 - 01:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Stamford, Connecticut
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

One house margarita and you'll feel good. 2 house Margaritas and your mouth will start numbing. 3 house Margaritas and it's a party!!! :). Viva's is a great, low key Mexican restaurant in Westport CT. Food is delicious and authentic. Good chips and salsa as well. Definitely worth a visit!

Westport, Connecticut
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Visited this place with my family. Didn't like it at all. The service was very poor and we had to wait for some time for the menus even it was not a lot of customers. The meals were overpriced tasteless and the environment is not family oriented. Please avoid to take any seafood.

Thank Vitaly S
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food was very good and the drinks were awesome especially the margaritas! The portions were big and the place was lively. A good place to come for a good, fun dinner.

Thank Paul H
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday night with coworkers around 6pm. Restaurant wasn't busy and we were sat down right away. The service was great, food was delicious, and the drinks were delicious. They server was very attentive and refilled out waters and cleared our plates as soon as we were done. The prices are super reasonable for Westport too. I will... More 

Thank Samantha C
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110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I'm going to several places other than this one if I'm in this area but that doesn't mean you should! Everything here is very good. They've been here forever and know how to do it right. Great service and decent mexican food. Parking is tough but you can make it work. Good bar scene, especially thursday and fridays in the... More 

Thank Tim B
Bristol, RI, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hole-in-the-wall... food is great; strong margaritas! Definitely try the chicken mole. Service at the bar earlier was great, bartender Sam was amazing. My wife appreciated also the chef, who we later learned was the owner, came to our table to ensure we were satisfied. Best Mexican in New England! Stay away Trump.

Thank Brian W
Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

4 of us on vacation. have not been to this restaurant in 40 years. sat down and there were chips and salsa served immediately. food was just as good if not better than I remembered. worth the 1100 mile trip :) everything was perfect!!

Thank kelly c
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Excellent menu - favorable and festive drinks. Home made dishes that feel like you are actually in Mexico. Very good size portions for your money.

Thank Jackie M
Westport, Connecticut
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

While I love a strong drink, beware of the margs here - they are delicious but can hit you hard. Food was very good all around - starting with the guacamole and chips. They have a great menu for kids and adults and the service was excellent!

Thank Mary Beth J
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Good Atmosphere, Great people that work there. a fun Mexican restaurant With inside and outside seating. Kid friendly Prices are on the higher-end.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5702
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +1 203-227-8226

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