Food was tasty. Basic guacamole was tasty and had just enough of a bite! Carnitas tacos and chips were salty. I would come back again
Great outdoor seating. Service was poor. We had to ask for plates, and silverware, and napkins...and water glass refill. It seemed like the wait staff were on their own- no other server - or anyone other than our server would take the time to assure we had what we needed. Won't return.
There were six of us in our party, and all of us were very pleased with our meals. I was torn between the burrito and the enchiladas, and asked the server for his advice. He suggested the enchiladas, and I'm happy that I listened to him. Unlike some that I've had, which were pretty tasteless and smothered in cheese, these... More
The best thing about Zapatista is the patio. The good thing about our visit was that our party of 6 with a reservation was quickly seated. It was all down hill from there. I've lived in the South Loop before Zapatista was in the neighborhood, service has been terrible since day one! The only time I go is when visitors... More
Great menu with a lot of expected but some unexpected choices available. Food was all well prepared with a good presentation, and service was very attentive to our table of 7. Atmosphere is good but nothing spectacular. Nice place for mexican fare if you're in this section of Chicago.
My wife raved about her Camarones Borrachos - a sautéed shrimp in Adobo and coconut rice. I had the Cochinita Pibil (marinated pork) which was good but not special. The place is lively but we were able to converse and be heard. But the highlight was the freshly made guacamole. Excellent.
Very good margaritas and a pretty large selection on tequilas. The food was good...guacamole and fajitas were the highlight. Very good prices for what you get. Service was attentive and the location/ambiance was good. If downtown traveling on business this wouldn't be a bad place to grab dinner and drinks.
We sat outside in the sunshine on the large outdoor terrace. Margaritas were very nice (don't just go for the house margarita, try the rustic version - very tasty!!). Food was great - and plentiful! Fajita is interesting served in a burning hot granite stone bowl - certainly keeps it warm! Service was very friendly and atmosphere very relaxed. Great... More
Pluses: Big portions, relatively inexpensive, fresh-tasting, pleasant outdoor seating. Minuses: Despite the name, there's nothing revolutionary about this place. A step up from the chains, maybe, but a totally standard menu and unimaginative cooking.
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