" Authentic mexican food, mexican food list and amazing traditional mexican food recipes! "

Here at El Mexicano Zapata , everything is prepared and cooked fresh daily, using only, healthy, top quality ingredients available. We enhance your experience, with our friendly fun staff, by giving you the most reliable and professional service. 

We only offer authentic Mexican dishes, including vegetarian menu and many more fresh choices. We have a large selection of Tequilas and an awesome variety of Margaritas.

If only Emiliano Zapata is still alive and is in New Zealand today, he would have come to Rotorua because of El Mexicano Zapata – “ Indeed The Best Mexican Restaurant Outside Mexico!

Awarded Emerging Business of the Year at the 2018 Rotorua Hospitality Awards.

WE ARE LOCATED JUST IN THE HEART OF THE CITY TO SERVE YOU...

Our Food

Chili peppers, tortillas, and fresh vegetables are hallmarks of this colourful, vibrant cuisine. So come taste our authentic Mexican Cuisine, It’s actually so beautiful, so fresh, so colorful and full of bright flavors. View our delicious menu selections, prepared from scratch daily. Our savoury food is sure to satisfy! 

About Us

Learn more about the founding family of El Mexicano Zapata – the “Cantina Mexicana” of Rotorua, and their vast background Mexican cuisine. Click Here

Our Location

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We are now fully booked. Please contact us thru 07 213 1175 for more information. Gracias!

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