Zapato’s Cantina College Station Texas
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College Station, Texas
  • However about three years ago, Zapato's came under new management and while they kept the great menu they destroyed the atmosphere

    • by Lauren0924
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      Zapato’s Cantina is a small bar/cantina located in Northgate in College Station, Texas. They offer a wide variety of Mexican food like nachos, fajitas, tacos, quesadillas, etc, but it’s the nachos that most people go for! They rock! You get a basket full of chips covered in beans, queso, your choice of meat (beef, fajita beef, fajita chicken), pico, jalapenos, guacomole and sour cream. SO GOOD! Zapato’s also offers their specialty: Trashcan Lid Nachos, which is meant for a group of people and its a tray the size of a trashcan lid covered in nachos! So huge and so good! When I first moved to College Station, my friends and I always went to Zapatos for lunch. We loved the way it was decorated! Since zapato means “shoe” in Spanish, there were shoes all over the walls

      donated from students past and present.

      It was so fun to look at the walls and read them! People would donate one (or both!) of their shoes or slippers or boots and then it would be mounted on the wall and then the person who donated it would write a message next to their shoe! There were shoes from way back! There wasn’t an inch of room on the walls as it was covered by shoes and writing. They also played Texas Country over the speakers and normally had a tv with ESPN on. However about three years ago, Zapato’s came under new management and while they kept the great menu they destroyed the atmosphere.

      I walked in after returning from summer vacation and was so upset by what I saw. The new management had completely redone ...

      • Zapato’s. They took down all the shoes and repainted the walls so you couldn’t see the writing.

        They installed a new, giant bar and plasma screen tvs all over the place and started playing rock/heavy metal music. It was so upsetting. Zapato’s completely lost its atmosphere.

        And because of their new giant bar, it has become mainly a bar now. I hate going there now because it is always soooo loud and so smoky. You can barely hear the person you’re with over all the drunk people or the loud music.

        The people who work there aren’t nearly as nice or attentive as before and they take forever making your orders. Also they changed the seating. It used to be a bunch of tables and chairs, but now its a few high tables and bar stools.


        there is hardly any seating ever! The only thing that keeps me going there is their great nachos. But now I just call them in and get them to go. I can’t stand going there anymore and my friends hate going there too.

        The old Zapato’s would have gotten a rating of 10 because it rocked! The new Zapato’s which is trying to be like every other bar and draw in only that crowd rates much lower. I would give it a one on atmosphere alone but the Nachos do rock, so it bumps it up to about 5 or 6! So if you are in the mood for great great Nachos, then go to Zapatos, but call it in and get it to go. Don’t waste your time eating in there, it’s too smoky and too loud.

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