Located in what was once an old police station, Viva Zapata is now an art-filled bohemian cantina, serving up Mexican goodness to the spice seeking people of Adelaide. Situated on the beachside on Semaphore Road, at this restaurant you can enjoy your tacos with a view of the sea, and a margarita to go along with it. To snag one of the best seats make a reservation at Viva Zapata in advance!
The food was really good and the views were even better sitting outside on the balcony!
Nice food, good service. Great setting with fabulous views. Drinks list was quite good. Will definitely go back and would certainly recommend this place to others
The staff excellent, friendly polite and happy. The service was prompt, the food was amazing. Thank you to all at viva Zapata for a great night.
With its bright yellow walls decorated with art and some features still retained from its police station past, Viva Zapata’s location is both cosy and quirky. Sit outside and take in the views across Semaphore's beach side, or head inside and bask in its homely atmosphere. The menu at Adelaide's Viva Zapata is filled will all of the favourites, from fajitas to enchiladas, tostadas, chilli con carne and more. We recommend starting with ribs zapata (barbequed pork spare ribs in a special sauce) or some prawns deep-fried in a Mexican batter and served alongside some sweet jalapeno jelly.
Move on to some chilli colorado (a hearty dish made from chunks of beef in a spicy red chilli sauce and served with frijoles, rice and salad) or chimichanga (a golden deep-fried flour tortilla with a spicy chicken filling, topped with salsa and sour cream and served alongside rice and salad). Wash it all down with a cocktail or two while taking in the views of Semaphore’s coastline! To guarantee a table, book a table at this popular restaurant on Adelaide’s Semaphore Road beforehand.