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Zapata's Cantina and Mexican Restaurant

) #1,386 of 1,983 Restaurants in Charlotte ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican
8927 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-8433
+1 704-503-1979
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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8927 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-8433
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to this restaurant on Monday evening as it was a nice cool evening. Food is run of the mill Mexican food, drinks are watered down but the view is great.

Thank KumarL1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Garlic Roasted Cauliflower Salad with chicken added. The chicken was tough and it looked like they took an entire head of romaine lettuce - cut it up and threw the entire head including the core into a bowl. At least the margarita...More

Thank clkbunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2 story location with patio area looking over lake and boardwalk. Mexican decor Parking lot Servers can be a little cold at times. Food is always hot and authentic

Thank MsPRNorthCarolina
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Everyone there is very nice and friendly, so much that when they came to collect the bill and asked why we had barely touched our food, we told them we just were not hungry. If you sit outside you have a lovely view of the...More

Thank Jill V
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Staying at the hotel across the lake, it was nice to have a spot nearby but outside of the hotel to have dinner. Fast, friendly service. Decent prices. Delicious margaritas. Shrimp tacos were good, but the shrimp being sliced diagonally instead of being served whole...More

Thank CarsonsMommy
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Restaurant is not so clean. Food is good with a lot of coiches you can have Quantity in the plates are quite big and service is fast (not really friendly if you are not a recognised customer) At the end, if you are in the...More

Thank Stefano S
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I moved to Charlotte in 2001, immediately found Zapata's and I've been a regular customer ever since. All of our out-of-town guests have been taken here and they ask to go back whenever they visit again. I have tried just about everything on the menu...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This Mexican restaurant offers good value and is on the up scale side of most Mexican restaurants. Sunday evenings children eat free! The staff is very attentive and the selection is quite wide and good

Thank Mengerrie
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. The atmosphere was fun. Loved the fresh guacamole! It was nice to. E able to take our time and chat with coWorkers after a long day at work!

Thank carhimccabe
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had dinner here with friends. The food was good. Nothing memorable or outstanding. Service was friendly.

Thank HappyTraveler1957
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8927 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-8433
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > University City North
  • Neighbourhood: University City North
  • Phone Number: +1 704-503-1979
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