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Zapatista - Northbrook
Zapatista is named in honor of Emiliano Zapata and all his faithful followers, which were called Zapatistas. During the Mexican Revolution early in the 20th century, Zapatistas fought for freedom, equal rights for fair wages and the opportunity to own their own land, much like the American colonists had fought for in the American Revolutionary War. Given the importance of Mexican culture in the United States, we found it necessary to tell this story through our restaurant.
Zapatista is one of Chicago's best authentic Mexican restaurants. Favorite dishes include the made-to-order guacamole and the fajitas which are served sizzling hot in a molcajete or lave stone. The menu also boasts excellent steak and seafood dishes and a seemingly endless list of tequila choices. And our guests will love al fresco dining in late spring through early autumn, with our grand outdoor dining area on the sidewalk.
"We loved this place and probably ate there more than I'd like to admit to. They changed the menu around and we moved a little further away but still tried to come by now and then. Sad to see their doors close."
Dined on 7/05/2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for outdoor dining
"I have come to this restaurant many times, and it seems the food is going down in quality and taste. I had the shrimp tacos and they were the really small kind and were extremely bland. The guacamole is pretty good. My husband had the pork and chicken tacos, and he said they were very good. The fried plaintains were excellent!"
Dined on 11/28/2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly