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“The best I've had!”

Zapatista Burrito Bar
Ranked #109 of 1,315 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$7
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

possibly just had the best burrito ive ever eaten! ive had many throughout the uk and I have to say this one was AMAZING. didnt want it to end. Yum!

Thank Padraig87
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Popped in for a quick lunch. Great selection of construct your own nachos, burritos, etc. all for around a fiver. Lots of attentive servers and table clearers. Decor is bright, modern and South American. Pulled pork quite sweet, mild beans and salsa just the right heat.

Thank Sara B
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Great place to grab a quick lunch. Speedy counter service where you can choose between a whole bunch of combinations and toppings. Most choices are under a fiver and the portions are a good size.

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Thank KatieSussams
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Zapatista is a 'burrito bar' that packs your choice of nachos, fajitas or tacos with a selection of tasty meat and various toppings from a lively looking little restaurant for sit down meals (for which beer is available) and take away.

Having never been to Mexico or really tasted authentic Mexican fajitas and so on, I can't say how close to the mark Zapatista is to serving the real deal but I don't really care because what they do provide is tasty and does exactly what it says on the tin.

My girlfriend and I have been to Zapatista quite often as a result when we've been in the mood for a weekend treat and something a bit more exciting than pizza or what have you.

Having been to similar places in London that really didn't offer the same bang for your buck, I'm happy to report that Zapatista don't scrimp on the portions and we've always gone away with a healthy sized box of whatever we asked for.

Food on offer consists of your choice of nachos, tacos or fajitas with or without a meat topping (spicy beef, sweet pork, chicken, chorizo etc) plus all the usual additions like guac, sour cream, cheese, jalapenos, salad and rice but also a range of different pinto beans as well as salsas, which is great to experiment with and keep things interesting!

They also go to the trouble of making cheese sauce for Nachos which I like - not a fan of a bag of doritos with grated cheese melted on using a microwave which you find in a lot of places.

Only criticism I can think of is that when the food is 'assembled' (much like in Subway), you may get different results or quantities based on who's doing it and how busy it is which is fair enough really - if you're not happy with how much you're being given, just ask politely; don't bite your tongue and leave unhappy. When we've asked for a little more of something, we've always been kindly obliged.

Staff are consistently nice and friendly and the restaurant is clean too. Expect to pay about £5 - £6 per portion, depending on what extras you get which we think is very reasonable. Give it a go if you feel like something different, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

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Thank Will_it_grow_back
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Good quick stop for lunch - set up is similar to Subway; choose your burrito / nachos etc. fillings, sauces by 'hotness' and associated sides. A substantial lunch and drink should set you back no more than a fiver and plenty of choice, free wifi and a pleasant sitting area. Way better than other fast-food options in the area.

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Thank Gary07734
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