About Zapatas Mexican Restaurant
Mexican food is always a family favourite, and at Zapatas Mexican Restaurant, it’s easy to see why. They serve all the classics – fajitas, guac, tacos, burritos, tostadas, enchiladas, chimichangas – everything you could want and more. The oldest of it’s kind in Adelaide, the restaurant’s dining space is split between the hacienda and the outside area, and features full carpeting and straw ceilings, so you can bring the whole posse down to Melbourne Street in North Adelaide – book a table now!
- Monday 17:30 - 21:00
- Tuesday 17:30 - 21:00
- Wednesday 17:30 - 21:00
- Thursday 17:30 - 21:00
- Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:00
- Saturday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:00
- Sunday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:00
On Melbourne Road in Adelaide, Zapata Mexican Restaurant was the first south-of-the-border joint in the city – they opened back in 1975 – and their take on Mexican food and drink is an enduring local favourite. North Adelaide locals come for the cocktails, and the more adventurous try the Brave Bull, made with tequila and Patron, or choose from the margarita bar, where options come shaken or frozen and in shots, glasses or full pitchers. Salud!
Start your time at Zapata Mexican restaurant in Adelaide with the traditional nachos and dips – whether salsa, guacamole, tomato chili or frijoles con queso, beans with cheese – before you move onto the mains. All your Mexican favourites are there to choose between: chilli, enchiladas, quesadillas, tacos… we could go on. Our top tip has to be the burrito del mar, prawns and scallops stuffed in a tortilla with Mexican rice, a creamy sauce and fresh salad. Whether you’re in North Adelaide for a lunch, a romantic meal or a big family night out, this spot along Melbourne Road is your best choice for a superb Mexican evening.
great food and good service. always a pleasure to go and eat at this place. staff are very friendly and happy to help with anything
Zapatas has a great ambience and the food is always tasty and you are never disappointed. We love the friendly staff who make a night special. Great Margaritas.
Great service and great food. The servings are for giants and the atmosphere is relaxing and pleasant. Definitely recommend this one for couples and family.
Food was great, the service even better & the ambience brilliant! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for Mexican food in Adelaide. The best!
We've been to Zapatas a lot over the years and it remains one of our favourite Mexican restaurants. Unfortunately the food tonight wasn't *quite* as good as it usually is, the pork ribs lacked sauce and service was a little slow. The enchiladas and the chocolate donkey were excellent though!
Great dining experience. Food was delicious. Stunning Mexican dishes. Located very close to city is easy to find to parking. The restaurant has great atmosphere. I will strongly recommend you to try it!
Very nice restaurant. Have been coming here for years and they are always consistently good. Staff were very helpful and listened to us when we asked for the heater to be turned down.
Nice food - nice ambience Too many over eager waiting staff asking if we wanted to order - we were asked by 4 staff in about 2 minutes! Guess it's better than not getting served? Felt a little rushed as a result. Reasonable value...
The food is always excellent at Zapatas. Our waiter was especially good last night - he was very friendly and that made our dinner out even better.
Great food and sangria. Id definitely eat there again. Probably the best mexican food I have had outside of southern California. And the guacamole exceeded expectations
The restaurant was all good, shame about the online booking service part as it didn't work, lucky They still managed to fit me in somewhere.
Service and food were both amazing, I would highly recommend this restaurant in a heart beat. Waitress was helpful with choosing food based on her knowledge of the whole menu.
Chicken Quesadillas and nachos are the best in town! Huge servings, fantastic food, friendly service. Cannot recommend highly enough. We will definitely be back again
Great service, great food, great drinks highly recommend will be seeing us again. Definetly didn't disappoint will be telling everyone about this place - will be back A++++++
The interior is lovey, staff were friendly and attentive and the food was yummy. It was my 3rd time there and will definitely be coming back again.
I took my whole family there on Mother's Day for dinner because I love there food. But the preparation of the food was below average that day. We ordered two serves of Chicken Tostada's - which were clearly undercooked and fried in cold oil. We had to wait for the food to come out for 40 mins. And when it did, it didn't taste good.
As always great food. Service can be a bit slow at times even in quiet periods. Overall a good feed every time we go they're
Good food, large helpings probably not worth having a starter unless you are very hungry. A great location if staying near North Adelaide and one of Adelaides best Mexican's
Food was alright but the quality diminished compared to last couple of times I have gone there. Might go there again but hopefully the quality will improve.
Great atmosphere, good food, but the BBQ pork ribs lacked sauce this time unfortunately. The enchiladas and chocolate donkey were as good as ever though.