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$12 - $34
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday

Great frozen strawberry margaritas and chicken with mole sauce ! Probably the best mole sauce that I have had over the past 5 years . Definitely a legitimate Mexican place not a standard Tex-Mex fare.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great atmosphere. Lovely and helpful staff. Very busy, so do not forget to book! Would recommend at least one visit during your stay in Rotorua.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this place on the back of the very good reviews and was not disappointed. I don’t eat a lot of Mexican food but on the back of what they produced I will be eating a lot more when I get back to the UK....Absolutely delicious. Great choice and great service. Not a large place so you may want to book. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

best mexican food in the area and super friendly service! the Margaritas and coffee were delicious and the food was very authentic!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is was the best Mexican I’ve had in a long time. My friend and I have been traveling and this was the first Mexican place we found that we loved! Service was great and the place was clean.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Rotorua and we called ahead and booked a table. The restaurant was super busy however the staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was amazing and good value for money, highly recommended

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was extraordinary. And even better than that was the beyond delicious food. The cuisine is delicious! Everything we ordered exceeded our expectations by thousands. And we live in a location that celebrates Mexican culture and cuisine. This tops everything!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress Martinawas amazing. The food was unbelievable good and tasty. The portion size was great.The atmosphere was just right, not too busy but a great vibe.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and cocktails. Huge portions of tasty, tasty flavorsome food and very happy staff! Definitely Reccomended if visiting Rotorua!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Corey was a great waitress. Very attentive and friendly to our group. Food was delicious and atmosphere was great there.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and fantastic service!! We would definitely eat here again. We had to wait an hour for a table, but worth the wait!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So good the food was delicious and the service was impeccable!!! Beautiful patio and such cute decor. Recommend for everyone who loves Mexican food!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food. Every dish was tasty, yummy, good portion size, reasonable. Being a long weekend, restaurant was busy still food service was quick. Did not have to wait for too long. All the staff welcoming, had smile on the whole time, knowledgeable Everything was just...100%. Can not fault a thing. We will be back. Thank you 😊More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food! Great people! The service was great and the staff are all amazing! The food was so good and it isn’t often that Pico de Gallo is a showstopper, but the salsa was soooo good!! The right balance of salt and acidity

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great little Mexican restaurant in the downtown core Quick and efficient service. Some wine selections. The food was excellent. We had the homemade Chorizo Tacos and also excellent chicken tacos.

Date of visit: January 2024
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EL MEXICANO ZAPATA CANTINA, Rotorua - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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EL Mexicano Zapata Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5