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Zapatista

1307 S. Wabash Ave. (Roosevelt Rd.) Send to Phone
Loop workers unwind over an extensive selection of tequilas and tableside-prepped guacamole at this creative Mexican cantina.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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3.5 rating over 8 reviews
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Zapatista Restaurant Review

: Power lunches and post-work munchies are the draw at this innovative, boisterous Mexican spot, which serves Serrano-zapped, tableside guacamole (with jícama sticks, no less) to spice-seekers. A fine starter is the cornmeal-crusted calamari with a spicy citrus aïoli and roasted pineapple-tomato salsa for dipping, but the shrimp empanadas, in our experience, were less than fresh. Al pastor tacos are sweetly accented with fresh pineapple, but mole-accented chicken is bland and unappealing. Burnt caramel ice cream, however, is a must for dessert. Dozens of tequilas --- known to fuel happy hour fun --- make for good sipping.

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