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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.
8 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(8 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 8 reviews
5 stars
(3)
4 stars
(4)
3 stars
(1)
2 stars
(0)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(5)
  • neighborhood gem(4)
  • great for outdoor dining(3)
  • great for lunch(2)
  • kid-friendly(2)
  • special occasion(2)
Zapatista - Northbrook Reviews List
Review 1 for Zapatista - Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/25/2014
 2012
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Review 2 for Zapatista - Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2012
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Review 3 for Zapatista - Northbrook
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/05/2013
 2009
Dined on 11/05/2013
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/05/2013
 2009
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Review 4 for Zapatista - Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Sad to see them go

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for outdoor dining
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Review 5 for Zapatista - Northbrook
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food was "ok"

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"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
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Zapatista - Northbrook
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
3 out of 3 recommend this product
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate