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Taking over the site of St Leonards, chef Yahir Gonzalez, formerly of Aqua Nueva, and co-founder Tony Geary promise an "accessible neighbourhood restaurant serving exceptional Mexican cuisine".

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Summary

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Bringing an affordable higher-end Mexican experience to London, with inventive cuisine” – chef Yahir Gonzalez and co-founder Tony Geary have taken over the Shoreditch site that was St Leonards (RIP) to open this colourfully decorated and attractive 60-seater. It has received some up-and-down reports in the media (The Guardian’s Grace Dent, a fan, thought it “a date-night kind of place, or for dinner with a client you’d actually like to talk to”; but it’s “a modern Mexican muddle” according to the FT’s Tim Hayward; or with “basic errors” in the view of online restaurant maven, Andy Hayler). But we’ve rated it positively on our initial reports of “knockout Latino food with imaginative and perfectly judged sharing plates”, “interesting cocktails and wines” and “warm and attentive service”.

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70 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QX

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Zapote Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Zapote Restaurant in EC2A, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Zapote restaurant.
Kieran C
The food was really good here. Especially l...
Reviewed 8 months, 16 days ago

"The food was really good here. Especially liked the tongue tacos. My one complaint was that if you had a meal like this in Mexico, there would be mounds of tortillas and more on demand. Here even those tongue tacos were served with too few to handle all of the dish. Cocktails were really good and seemed very reasonably priced. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£16.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
70 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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