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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6110
+1 618-343-1337
11:00 - 01:00
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All hours
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Oct.28 I had dinner at Zapata's Mexican restaurant and cantina. I had the carnitas plate! It was tender, full of flavor and spot on taste wise! Not only have I enjoyed the carnitas, but on other occasions, I have had their version of floutas, (taquitos) are really great as appetizers. If you enjoy food and plenty of it then... More 

Thank CarlosMIV
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience at Zapata's and good service. Their margaritas are super and I loved their chips and salsa. We were served quickly and our dinner was delicious and not too pricy.

Thank Sylvia D
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Zapata’s is quite large and has a lavish Mexican decor. The restaurant was not too busy the night we were there. They truly understand the concept of a ‘large’ margarita [see pictures]. We both had the steak fajitas with separate sided. Our food was reasonably spiced and our waiter came back several times to make sure everything was fine.

Thank mbotos
northridge, ca
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The buffet had many food options, good food, lots of choices, nothing to stay away from. Staff was pleasant and cheerful. We had a business group come in with about 100 people at once and they were able to take us quickly, serve us and get us back to our conference efficiently. Attendees seemed satisfied with their meals.

Thank christineess
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Great lunch buffet, great service, excellent food. There was a great selection of items on the buffet and all of them were good. The service was friendly and efficient. and the price was very reasonable.

Thank joko3630
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We arrived at 6:20 and had a party of 6. We were told it would be 40 minutes. After 40 minutes we were still waiting behind a party of 6 and a party of 5. After 20 more minutes I went up and checked on how we were doing and the Hostess said we had already been seated. I asked... More 

Thank Brad H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Yoli, our waitress, was knowledgeable about the gluten free items. She also told me which things to avoid as for possible cross contamination. I was very pleased with her care and service. The lunch was tasty!

1 Thank France L
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153 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Had what looked fantastic diner but no flavor. very basic taste. Price was ok. just plain food. at best..

Thank fluakq
Punta Gorda, Florida
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Cute decor. Not a fancy place by any means. Food was tasty. Servings were plentiful. Our server "Fabian" was outstanding!

Thank Michele H
Overland Park, Kansas
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We were in Collinsville for our son's wedding and decided we needed our Mexican food fix. Zapata's was adjacent to our hotel so we thought it was worth taking a chance. First thing we noticed was there were not many people in the restaurant at the height of dinner hour. Second, the restaurant was in need of a facelift, especially... More 

Thank Randy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-6110
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?