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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6140
+1 618-343-1337
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“carnitas” (6 reviews)
“cheese dip” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6140
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love fajitas and try to find a good Mexican place on all my trips. This was near my hotel so I gave it a try. The staff was very friendly. The fajitas were just okay, but the Margaritas made up for it. Guacamole was...More

Thank RICK S
courtney z, Manager at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the positive review Rick! I hope next time you’re in town you stop by and visit us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rude staff and mediocre food and drinks. Many more great mexican choices around. They seemed like a chore to serve us and super slow. Pass if you can

Thank Becky M
courtney z, Manager at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I’m so very sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations on your current visit.

Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had an amazing lunch buffet the food was superb price was perfect and stsff was friendly. The resturant was very neat and clean

Thank Kylie B
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Collinsville illinois i55 exit 11 Came in on a tuesday night only a handful of people which suited me just fine. Ordered the pollo tampico if i remember right, holy $^*t it was good!! Mexican is mexican but this whole plate had a unique flavor...More

Thank Carla W
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Waited 45 mins for the food. Service was sub-par. Communication was sub-par. As everyone got their food, we’ve heard the cook sneezing forcefully. We all looked at each other thinking we were the lucky ones. One of our colleague gave them a 2nd chance another...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Poor and very delayed service. Poor presentation. Poor taste. My colleagues had the same experience and decided not to go there again.

Thank 1goodtraveller2
Reviewed 7 November 2017

very friendly waitstaff. Good service, and the food was very good. Very close to the hotel and would go back again

Thank Robert W
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you! We appreciate your great review! Safe travels!

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Disco ball, kareoke, two step in the bar area. We ate on the bar area so I can't address the separate restaurant section. The fajitas and quesadilla were decent. The margarita specials were weak and the frozen margaritas were not tasty. Free chips and salsa....More

Thank Littmar
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

We're glad you enjoyed yourself!

Reviewed 31 October 2017

This was my first time at Zapata's, having previously always gone to Montezumas when in the area. My husband and I were really excited to go - we were celebrating our anniversary and both really keen after looking at the menu. The sangria was yummy...More

Thank Maggie_the_traveller
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

You have the wrong Zapatas with this review. We do not have any of the menu items that you are referring to. We are located in southern Illinois so I'm not quite sure where your visit was too, but it was not zapatas in Collinsville...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a quick dinner, ordered the chimichanga. It was quick service, and delicious. Complimentary chips and salsa to munch on while waiting for food.

Thank TSPutt
courtney z, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you so much for the good review! We appreciate your business!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6140
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Collinsville
  • Phone Number: +1 618-343-1337
Get away from the everyday hustle and bustle and enjoy fabulous ice cold margaritas and some of the best Mexican food around! Enjoy a fantastic meal in a vibrant atmosphere that offers all your Mexican favorites such as enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and much more!
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