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!
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I love Zapatas! Perfect supreme nachos and tostada, and they also have the best frozen margaritas and sangria!
Food and atmosphere very nice. Wait staff never fail to impress.
Great food and service. Best Frozen margaritas around, just what as needed on a extremely hot day
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.