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Zapatista Burrito Bar

9 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DQ, England
+44 191 222 0800
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrito” (81 reviews)
“nachos” (16 reviews)
“spicy beef” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is more a Subway style burrito bar then an eatery. The quality is fine and there's a posibility to eat inside. You'll have to order at the counter and just go downstairs where you end up in a very small restaurant. The quality...More

Thank Huurman1968
ZapatistaBurritoBar2, Manager at Zapatista Burrito Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are a little surprised to hear that you found our food to be 'alright' as the vast majority of our feedback is resoundingly positive. We strive to deliver high quality, authentic Mexican inspired...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

I very rarely go out for food because I can't afford it, but my husband suggested a treat and he loves Mexican food. He used to be a chef. I had a naked meal with chicken that was extremely dry, very crispy, tepid and tasteless....More

1  Thank ChristosLyndos
ZapatistaBurritoBar2, General Manager at Zapatista Burrito Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Hello, We are very disappointed to hear that your visit did not meet the high standards we strive to achieve. Our managers and chefs conduct food monitoring sessions at the start of each day and periodically throughout to ensure our food remains the highest quality....More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Filling Satisfying Basic tex mex food I like the menu and the way you choose and make up your meal Good value

Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I (used to) eat here up to 4 x times a week. I chose to suport a local, independent business, spend a bit more on my lunch, safe in the knowledge I was doing some good. Some of the staff are great, not that cheery...More

Thank akath1978
ZapatistaBurritoBar2, Manager at Zapatista Burrito Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hello, We're disappointed to hear your recent visit was not up to the usual standard you have come to expect. If you could contact us at info@zapatistaburrito.com to provide some extra detail we would like to investigate this matter further. Kind Regards, Zapatista Burrito Bar

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We have been to both the Zapaptista in Newcastle! Both amazing! One of the best places to go for food in Newcastle! Very clean, cheap and easy! Definitely recommend!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

My 7 yr old enjoyed her kids meal which was great value at less than £3. My 9yr old had the meal deal at £7 with fries, fajita and a fizzy drink and said it was awesome. The tacos were great - it's just a...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I have been a few times wtih my friends, we always seem to end up here whenever we meet up in town, the food is always very nice and it is cheap too! 100% recommend this place if you want a quick 10 minute rest...More

Thank Callum H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Recently, whenever I've got the urge for Mexican food, I've found myself gravitating towards Tortilla in Eldon Square. However, this weekend gone, we decided to make the trip over to Zapatista, the place that pretty much introduced me to the wondrous delights of Mexican food....More

Thank ReviewChimp
ZapatistaBurritoBar2, Manager at Zapatista Burrito Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hello, We're very disappointed to hear that your recent trip to Zapatista was far from the standard we aim to achieve and our customers have come to expect. Our Managers and Chefs conduct a food tasting session every morning to monitor the quality of the...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Basic but good. Great choice of burritos and fillings to eat in or take away. Staff are friendly and the place isn't fancy but is very clean.

Thank S8577TZstephenb
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The food in Zapatista is incredible, very fresh and tasty. Superb selection of food and drink choices. It gets very busy at lunchtime which is the sign of good food and good value. Staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgable.

Thank ElindalV
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20 October 2016|
Response from Sonicacaca123 | Reviewed this property |
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20 June 2015|
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Response from ZapatistaBurritoBar2 | Property representative |
Hi yes we are extremely child friendly. High chairs, kiddies chairs, baby changing, colouring in and kiddies meals at both Grainger Street and Ridley Place stores. Hope to see you soon Zapatista
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 7
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 222 0800
  • E-mail
GRAB A FISTFUL OF MEXICAN FLAVOURS - 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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