About Zapatas Mexican Restaurant

Mexican food is always a family favourite, and at Zapatas Mexican Restaurant, it’s easy to see why. They serve all the classics – fajitas, guac, tacos, burritos, tostadas, enchiladas, chimichangas – everything you could want and more. The oldest of it’s kind in Adelaide, the restaurant’s dining space is split between the hacienda and the outside area, and features full carpeting and straw ceilings, so you can bring the whole posse down to Melbourne Street in North Adelaide – book a table now!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Zapatas Mexican Restaurant
42 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
Adelaide 5006

Menu Highlights




Crispy hot tortilla chips smothered with melted cheese and crowned with jalepeno peppers.

Combination Dips

A platter of all 4 dips for those who cannot make up their minds.

Nachos Supreme

Nachos on a bed of frijoles.

More about Zapatas Mexican Restaurant, North Adelaide

On Melbourne Road in Adelaide, Zapata Mexican Restaurant was the first south-of-the-border joint in the city – they opened back in 1975 – and their take on Mexican food and drink is an enduring local favourite. North Adelaide locals come for the cocktails, and the more adventurous try the Brave Bull, made with tequila and Patron, or choose from the margarita bar, where options come shaken or frozen and in shots, glasses or full pitchers. Salud!

Start your time at Zapata Mexican restaurant in Adelaide with the traditional nachos and dips – whether salsa, guacamole, tomato chili or frijoles con queso, beans with cheese – before you move onto the mains. All your Mexican favourites are there to choose between: chilli, enchiladas, quesadillas, tacos… we could go on. Our top tip has to be the burrito del mar, prawns and scallops stuffed in a tortilla with Mexican rice, a creamy sauce and fresh salad. Whether you’re in North Adelaide for a lunch, a romantic meal or a big family night out, this spot along Melbourne Road is your best choice for a superb Mexican evening.

33 Zapatas Mexican Restaurant Reviews

33 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
Regina L.2 months ago · 13 reviews

Love the food here. The dips are great as is the sangria.

Graham M.5 months ago · 1 review

I found my meal to excellent as it always is. My wife is a vegetarian with food allergies and they tried for her but she did not like it so they did not charge Thank you

Michael G.7 months ago · 1 review

1st time I had really experienced good Mexican food. We had a wonderful time. Staff were excellent and helpful. Will go again.