Bring Your Appetite
For Zapatas Mexican
By The Foodies./ firstname.lastname@example.org
Located right across from the former Huntington Townhouse,
Zapatas Mexican Restaurant is a destination for those
seeking what have become popular Mexican dishes tacos,
burritos, enchiladas and the like. And once you begin digging
in, youll quickly discover that Zapatos does those
classics heartily and in big portions without breaking the
Walk into the dining room and youll be greeted by visions
of the Southwest by way of ornately patterned tiles accenting
the tables, artwork on the walls, Mexican flags hanging throughout
and references to Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata,
the restaurants namesake. For you history buff Foodies,
Zapata was a key player in bringing down Porfirio Diaz in
1911, and later joined forces with other generals to defeat
Victoriano Huerta in 1914 before being assassinated in 1919.
We got started with crisp corn tortilla chips and mild tomato
salsa with just the slightest kick. We then opted for fiesta
style nachos ($9.95,) a heaping spread of beans, olives, chorizo,
cheese, sour cream and guacamole over tortilla chips. Youll
probably need a fork and knife to get these loaded chips started
unless youre feeling daring, and sharing is a must.
Fresh and thick with chunks of chopped onions throughout,
the guacamole stands out, and can be ordered as a side for
$9.95. Or, branch out and share a Botana Platter ($14.95)
a combo plate of nachos, quesadillas, flautas and chimichangas.
We stress sharing because Zapatas offers sizable portions
and has a value-packed lunch special. For $10.95, you get
soup or salad, rice and beans and a choice from 12 entrees.
We kept it simple and went for the burrito supreme, which
comes loaded with chicken, shredded beef or vegetables. Topped
with cheese and a tangy green salsa, this is definitely a
fork-and-knife mandatory burrito both due to the enormous
size and the toppings. The shredded beef is tender and savory,
and the burrito is all beef, so meat lovers will delight.
To go with the main course, we opted for a bowl of black bean
soup, a concoction of flavorful broth, a generous helping
of beans and topped with chopped, raw white onions for an
Planning a dinnertime or Happy Hour visit? Zapatas prides
themselves on their frozen margaritas, so be sure to check
them out and pace yourself. With their generosity already
established, we cant imagine they skimp on the adult
107 E. Jericho Tpke.
Atmosphere: Fun, festive Tex-Mex
Cuisine: Classic Mexican
11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.