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Zapatista Burrito Bar

28 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JW, England
+44 191 261 7769
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (187 reviews)
“nachos” (32 reviews)
“spicy beans” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Fast food, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
28 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JW, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food....great choice (a bit like Subway, where you choose all your fillings)...served in red plastic baskets.

Thank RachaelShaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not usually at this part of town on a lunch time but I have past by many times and thought the place looked interesting. Needed something quick for lunch and definitely didn't want waitress service. Got here at about 11:50. Much more choice...More

Thank MillNewcastle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always come here for a burrito, and it's always so tasty and you get so much for your money. They also do a loyalty card scheme which works really well too. I usually get the chicken in my burrito but as of recent it's...More

1  Thank OliviaLeighJ
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The queues say everything you need to know about this place. Gorgeous Mexican street food with plenty of choice and combinations.

Thank nialls_angel
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Tasty food and very cheap. Good margaritas too and the staff are friendly.. The only fault I can think of is the ridiculous opening hours! Seriously closes at 7pm and 5.30 on a Sunday... What the hell!

Thank stephen f
Reviewed 15 November 2017

A short review but on every occasion I have been in town and ate at Zapatista it has been wonderful. When travelling I always to eat in independent businesses and avoid franchises/chains. Support local I have tried several things from the menu and have never...More

Thank pauluss
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Fast food that is prepared in front of you and loads of ways to change it up. Very tasty too...not much else to say as its good fast food. The staff range from smiley and friendly to sour faced!

Thank YorkieGee
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I sent my manager over today to purchase the biggest, heaviest Burrito this side of Acapulco! Recommended by my son a beef and chicken extravaganza which took me 30 minutes to consume. Eat your heart out national chains you’ve just been gazumped by the tastiest...More

Thank thefooddood
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This was my first time eating in Zapatista and I was extremely unimpressed after numerous people recommended it to me. I was welcomed by an unenthusiastic member of staff who yawned in my face, put her hands through her hair and then proceeded to make...More

Thank NicoleeScottt
ZapatistaBurritoBar1, General Manager at Zapatista Burrito Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hello We are disappointed your first visit to Zapatista did not meet your expectations. We take food handling very seriously and have stringent written policies in place for all staff to adhere to so we are sorry that these don’t appear to be have been...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Fell upon this restaurant by pure chance. OMG the staff & food was amazingly good. Beyond our expectations tasty, value for money and such friendly staff.

Thank ohm39
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7 September 2016|
Response from Snailsworld | Reviewed this property |
The one nearer central station closes at 8pm, it has more of a cafe feel to it, rather than a restaurant. There is no table service, you order at their bar and take your food to a table
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 7
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 261 7769
  • E-mail
GRAB A FISTFUL OF MEXICAN FLAVOURS - NEWCASTLE'S FIRST MEXICAN BURRIO BAR. Description Newcastle's first Mexican Burrito Bar. We have two restaurants in Newcastle city centre. Located on Grainger Street across from Central Station and Ridley Place. Zapatista Burrito Bar & Mexican Restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne. Fresh, Delicious and Healthy authentic tacos, burritos, nachos made with love.
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