After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender, baby disc with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Zapata's Mexican Restaurant on Bates Hill.
A fiesta-like atmosphere pervades Zapata's, from the colourful walls and booths to the cheerfully tiled tabletops. Generous portions of Mexican favourites comprise the menu's featured act, but other options, like ribs and steaks, wait patiently for patrons not heeding the over-the-border order from their stomach. Specials of the house include the patillo de zapata ($15.99), a combination plate featuring the talented trio of cheese enchilada, beef taco, and flauta de pollo, and the Mexican spring rolls ($5.99)—crisp vegetables, cheeses, and spices wrapped in a flour tortilla and deep-fried—harness enough fusion flavour to power future lunar colonies.
- I'm from Texas, so it's hard to impress me when it comes to Tex-Mex, but we were pleasantly surprised by this little restaurant. We took a chance, but were treated to a pretty good Mexican meal! – DisneyDarwin, TripAdvisor
- Best Mexican I've had in Canada. Lunch menu is good as is dinner menu. A bit of everything for everyone. – RobbieMac71, TripAdvisor
Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant
Named for Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata, Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant overthrows bland meals with a menu of zesty cuisine. Customers choose from dishes such as grilled chimichangas, smoky baby back ribs with Mexican rice, and cornmeal crepes with mushroom sauce. Bartenders pair diners' meals with sangria, beer, and frozen cocktails.
10 Bates Hill
St. John, Newfoundland A1C 4B4Get Directions