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Former French Concession
Bar, Mexican, Grill, Pub
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5 Hengshan Road | near Hengshan Road, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6433 4104
18:00 - 03:00
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Shanghai, China
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you want to get drunk with your friends, dance and have a good time and don't mind loud music and inside smoking, then this is the place for you. It can be fun, especially as last venue of the night, but it feels quite touristy and personally reminded me of these beach bars in Mallorca.

Thank Christina F
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Was here for a drink with my babe, the bar is very nice with varieties of drinks to accommodate each and every one! I liked Mojito cocktail! Its an open space so for this season don't forget to take your coat! No need to worry about transport bse meter taxi are at the door!

Thank Elibramack J
Zaragoza, Spain
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188 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Strongly recommended if you wanna go out with friends and you don't know where to go. There are so many foreigns in this club. You will enjoy so much for sure.

Thank CritiCook
Mumbai, India
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49 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a lovely restaurant with a young man with amazing hospitality (Archie Vellanueva) managing the whole Friday evening crowd efficiently. The quality of food and drinks were equally good like the whole environment and the pub with an upstairs and open air restaurant.

1 Thank Bidyut S
Nantes, France
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We put our coats in the dressroom... Never found them... They didn t even pay back the money for the dress room

Thank Damien M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A good mix of eastern-western, young and not that young with a cool atmosphere! If you want to go dancing this is a good place with Latin and commercial music. It has also a good terrace to meet new people or chill with friends. If you are looking for a posh place this is not the place but if you... More 

1 Thank Iker A
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very cool and Chill place, with Latin atmosphere. On Friday and Saturday is complete full, People can dance on the top bar counter its so fun! Plus i met some cool people.

Thank Sabor S
Keerbergen, Belgium
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

drinks and food are excellent,I took tacos one portion with chicken and another one with pork.Cocktails during happy hour are around 40 rmb.During weekend and holidays can be busy .Ladiesnight what they call it on mondays and wednesdays ,some stunt to attract more people on low weekdays :))

1 Thank jlanciers
Lille, France
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Zapata's is a restaurant, a lougne, a bar and a night club. You find both local and foreign peoples. You can really have a good night, such a party here ! And you also can have a drink on a nice terrasse, with smooth music. No entry fees, and the drinks costs are acceptable.

2 Thank Emeric L
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

For a Mexican bar/pub it is a very nice place. It is nothing fancy, but for a Mexican bite and a party vibe this is a good place. It shares the same garden with Sasha's On Tuesdays from 18-21 they have a; all you can eat taco buffet for 88 RMB and you can add a free flow selected beer,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 18
Bar, Mexican, Grill, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Hengshan Road | near Hengshan Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6433 4104
This Mexican cantina is the home of Shanghai's original ladies night every Wednesday. Attracting both foreigners and Chinese alike. With a large garden that shouts ice cold margaritas in summer. Enjoy early evening drinks from the Happy Hour menu with half priced appetizers or chill out over looking the garden from the upstairs Hacienda bar. Or if a party is more your style things start getting fun from 10pm with DJs spinning your favorite party tunes till late. With bar top dancing, free tequila shots every hour or enjoy a snack from our late night menu. Everyday is a party at Zapata's.

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Staying in Former French Concession

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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