Located in what was once an old police station, Viva Zapata is now an art-filled bohemian cantina, serving up Mexican goodness to the spice seeking people of Adelaide. Situated on the beachside on Semaphore Road, at this restaurant you can enjoy your tacos with a view of the sea, and a margarita to go along with it. To snag one of the best seats make a reservation at Viva Zapata in advance!
With its bright yellow walls decorated with art and some features still retained from its police station past, Viva Zapata’s location is both cosy and quirky. Sit outside and take in the views across Semaphore's beach side, or head inside and bask in its homely atmosphere. The menu at Adelaide's Viva Zapata is filled will all of the favourites, from fajitas to enchiladas, tostadas, chilli con carne and more. We recommend starting with ribs zapata (barbequed pork spare ribs in a special sauce) or some prawns deep-fried in a Mexican batter and served alongside some sweet jalapeno jelly.
Move on to some chilli colorado (a hearty dish made from chunks of beef in a spicy red chilli sauce and served with frijoles, rice and salad) or chimichanga (a golden deep-fried flour tortilla with a spicy chicken filling, topped with salsa and sour cream and served alongside rice and salad). Wash it all down with a cocktail or two while taking in the views of Semaphore’s coastline! To guarantee a table, book a table at this popular restaurant on Adelaide’s Semaphore Road beforehand.
The food was very well prepared and full of flavour, waiting times and service was great, really outgoing staff. The atmosphere was also very warming and bubbly
Amazing service and wonderfull food :) always the best experience:) Me and my partner just spent our one year there after having our first date there it was great to come back :)
The staff are delightful, the food is beautiful, the serves are sizeable! The prices are very reasonable and the location is lovely. Perfect night out with friends.