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For nearly 20 years

Zapata’s Restaurant has been providing Charlotte with the most amazing mexican dining experience in the area

The primary goal of the owners

was to create a restaurant that offered unique and authentic mexican flavor at a reasonable price and in an uncommon dining atmosphere. Our continued success of the past 20 years confirms that patrons agree ­ Zapata’s is the finest Mexican dining experience in town!

What began as one great location...


The Ballantyne location located in the popular Ballantyne Common area.


Our University location is nestled next to the lake at The Shoppes at University.

lake norman

And our Lake Norman location conveniently located off W. Catawba Avenue.