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Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1362 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3733
+1 307-527-7181
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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New York
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335 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The title says it all. The place is not clean by our standards. Service was slow and the food was not good.

Thank luv2travel076
sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry I disagree about the place being dirty cause I know it is not and so does the health inspector. I get a excellent rating every 6 months from the state health inspector. Been in business for over 23 years and have people travel from all over the US to eat here. Sorry you didn't like it. Why did you... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have been visiting Cody for several years now primarily to access Yellowstone Park and although we could stay nearer, one of the main reasons we love staying there is Zapata's. The food is great value for money and some of the tastiest Mexican food we have had (and boy have we had a lot!). The Margaritas are also pretty... More 

Thank AlandJ-F
sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review. And yes I will reopen in March. Connie More 

Payson, Arizona
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed the food very much and also the service was really good. The people in Cody know how to treat their customers.

Thank Mike F
Marietta, Georgia
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607 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The service was nothing special, as was the food. Very average and that may be due to the property being "for sale".

Thank ballhawg
sunnyskyCodyWy, Owner at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to tell you but over 90% of my reviews say Zapata's is very special, and what does the property being up fo sale have anything to do with the food. I am the owner and I cook everything fresh everyday. Sorry you didn't think it was anything special. I wonder why you couldn't at least think of one nice... More 

Ladera Ranch, California
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Ate dinner on our one night stay in Cody at Zapata's Mexican restaurant. Read the reviews on Trip Adviser and decided this would be the place to have dinner. Had @ 20 minute wait since the place is very busy with locals as well as tourists. Had a few margaritas to start and a wonderful dinner to follow: chile relleno... More 

Thank John M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It was close to 8 when we got there. They had a waiting list going. But were able to seat us in under 15 mins without resurvations. I had the Carne Asada and my wife had the nachos. Both were good and the half order of nachos was huge yet not mostly chips. Sevice was great and even though they... More 

Thank Rob C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We call and made reservations for a group 9 we told them we could split up and not have to sit all at one table. Upon arriving it took about 5-10 mins for someone to acknowledge that we were there. Then another 10- 15 minutes before the hostess showed up to seat us. Their food was ok but a ver... More 

Thank Bobbydem
Tucson, AZ
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147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We arrived on a Friday night and only had to wait less than ten minutes to be seated for dinner. Our waitress was very friendly. The chips and hot sauce were good. The cheese enchiladas, rice and beans that I had were good as well. The restaurant is cute and we would consider returning if we are ever in Cody... More 

Thank txn
Chicago, Il
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Just got back from Zapata's for dinner. We really enjoyed our food and the service was great. I had a margarita which was tasty as well. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. If we come back to Cody, we will be sure to stop in again.

Thank laura_lewis26
Peachtree City, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We ate here very late in the evening and the staff was very good, I know they have all put in a long day. I will agree with reviewers who say this is some of the best Mexican food in awhile. I think anyone who likes Mexican food will be happy here. I thought our server was quite excellent, and... More 

Thank Karen J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1362 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3733
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Cody
  • Phone Number: +1 307-527-7181

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