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Zapatista Burrito Bar

28 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JW, England
+44 191 261 7769
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“burrito” (194 reviews)
“nachos” (32 reviews)
“spicy beans” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
28 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JW, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and got a shredded chicken Buritto with lime rice, spicy beans and medium salsa, everything was fresh and tasted lovely, simple but effective Mexican food! Definitely be back

Thank Curtis B
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Not only are you guaranteed a superb burrito but you'll get friendly service, a cold beer and a nice spot in central Newcastle to sit and chill. The choices for fillings are excellent, with help on hand to get yours right, and anyone daft enough...More

Thank ColinYoungie
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Regular visitor to the Ridley Place shop, often order for work lunches. Always good food and good service. But... Squash and halloumi filling is misleading advertising. Please consider renaming it “squash filling (may contain halloumi)”. At work we play find the halloumi, with a prize...More

Thank Ian_ncl
ZapatistaBurritoBar2, Manager at Zapatista Burrito Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hello, Great to hear that you enjoy our food and service level and many thanks for the 5* review, naturally however we are somewhat disappointed that our Sqaush Chickpea and Halloumi filling has not lived up to your expectations. As with all of our filling...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Zapatista is awesome, my favourite place to eat in Newcastle. It's decent value, about the same as you'd pay for a Starbucks but way fresher and tastier. Options for veggies and vegans and the salsa ranges from mild to seriously hot - be careful with...More

Thank S A
Reviewed 25 May 2018

I must just be grumpy because a quick snack here and within seconds of starting I thought the food was cold. Especially now they do a meal deal with a soft drink and (in this case) red hot fries which were very good. Burrito was...More

Thank sleep007
ZapatistaBurritoBar2, Manager at Zapatista Burrito Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review Zapatista. We love to hear from our customers and it plays a huge part in helping us develop and refine our service and offering. We're delighted that you enjoyed our Meal Deal, the addition of which...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I went out for a shopping day and we were going out for food as well so we decided to go to this place(Zapatista) it was outstanding service as you just ask and it gets done in 5 minutes amazing food would recommend to a...More

Thank Milliemoo1207
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Never had a bad experience of this place! Food delicious and reasonably priced. Love the atmosphere and that you can have a corona with your burrito. Massive selection and super quick service. Will defo be returning soon.

Thank kazaraki
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Called in with a group of 10 early Saturday evening, requiring somewhere to cater for veggies and vegans. All well fed, served quickly, great value tasty food in a comfy quirky setting. Use this place for lunch take out regularly and the food is always...More

Thank Ladykaz
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Met a friend in Newcastle and called in for a quick lunch. The menu looked good and we weren’t disappointed. There were a few people in the queue, but we were served really quickly by very happy and friendly staff. My burrito was excellent, tasty,...More

Thank JimAM29
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food....great choice (a bit like Subway, where you choose all your fillings)...served in red plastic baskets.

Thank RachaelShaw
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6 September 2016|
Response from Snailsworld | Reviewed this property |
The one nearer central station closes at 8pm, it has more of a cafe feel to it, rather than a restaurant. There is no table service, you order at their bar and take your food to a table
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:30
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 261 7769
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GRAB A FISTFUL OF MEXICAN FLAVOURS - NEWCASTLE'S FIRST MEXICAN BURRIO BAR. Description Newcastle's first Mexican Burrito Bar. We have two restaurants in Newcastle city centre. Located on Grainger Street across from Central Station and Ridley Place. Zapatista Burrito Bar & Mexican Restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne. Fresh, Delicious and Healthy authentic tacos, burritos, nachos made with love.
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