Zapata's Mexican Restaurant - University
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I was looking for a place to grab a quick bite while I finished editing a video. Stopped by here and ordered a margarita which happened to be on special for only $5! And a Chicken taco which was fresh and awesome. There was a bit of a mix up with me only wanting just one taco because I really just like to eat something with my drink while finishing up my work & the waitress was awesome!!! She understood and fixed the issue right away. The food was great, the view is incredible outside and the service good, clean establishment.
The restaurant is situated near the Boardwalk so the patio has seating with a nice view. The hospitality was great from all the staff. Margaritas were delicious, and the food was supreme. My only regret is that I was too full to finish my meal!
I have zero clue why I have never been here before now! Clearly I have been missing out! I wanted some birria tacos and decided to try theirs out for lunch. Honestly probably the best ones Ive had thus far! And their broth actually had chunks of meat in it, first time Ive had that happen and my God was it amazing! And I NEVER eat refried beans yet I found myself eating theirs lol. Everything seriously was delicious. Staff was friendly, place was very clean and has a nice decor. And the fried cheesecake was to die for. I will most certainly be back! Going to have to go for dinner one day and get a margarita.
Excellent authentic Mexican food. I dont recall the name of what I ordered, but our friendly waitress recommended it, and it was great. Fried corn tortilla stuffed with stewed beef and onions, rice and beans on the side. All three were flavorful and delish. My wife ordered the taqquitos rancheros plate, and it was equally great. Complimentary chips and salsa were great, as was the complimentary dessert, which was maybe a sopapilla? It was fried flat bread with sugar, cinnamon, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. Very crispy and light. Service is super friendly, attentive, and our food arrived unbelievably fast. Like less than five minutes after ordering. A great place to eat if you are in a hurry.
We ordered two dishes and the chicken tacos were bit oily. Great taste and loved the service, view and salsa.. will go there again when hungry