Zapata is an authentic Mexican restaurant located in historic Norcross. The chips were pretty good but the salsa reminded me of tomato sauce - too saucy.
As is my tradition with Mexican restaurants, I ordered the fish taco. I went ahead and ordered the arrechera taco, too. I was surprised at how different these tacos appeared compared to other places! Normally, there's a small bed of lettuce and tomato in the taco plus sauce (and maybe peppers) but these came out pretty plain! Even the soft taco shells were different. O_o I admit I don't have much experience with "authentic" Mexican fare, so I can't determine what's authentic and what's not.
With that said, I was disappointed in the fish taco. It's certainly not what I'm used to receiving and was also on the higher end of the taco price point ($3.50). There just wasn't much flavor to it, in my opinion. I liked the steak taco better due to the sauce that the meat was cooked in. Both tacos came on one plate with a side of chopped onion, cilantro, and a green sauce. I didn't ask what the sauce was made of though. After trying each taco plain, I added the green sauce to both to finish off the meal.
We shared an order of flan, which was amazing! I really liked the caramel sauce - nice touch.
This place was interesting... Is it bad that I would prefer an inauthentic taco experience over an authentic one? I guess I am too used to having more taco for less dollar. :o\ I'm glad I tried this place though!
Afterwards, we walked to 45 South Cafe to grab some coffee and chit chat. I have been frequenting Starbucks for far too long because I was shocked at the limited selection, haha. I believe I got a mocha with skim milk. :o) The interior was pretty eclectic, but the store closes early on Sundays. Fortunately, there's outdoor seating so we chatted the afternoon away. It was a great day and a good experience overall. :o)