Cucina Zapata

S 31st St (at Ludlow), Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
Closed until Noon tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • Noon–6:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
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  • tilapia
  • burritos
  • tacos
  • spicy food
  • good for a quick meal
  • chicken
  • good service
  • great value
  • coconut milk tea
  • tea
  • quesadillas
  • curries
  • trendy
  • iced coffee
  • Thai food
  • vegan food
  • casual
  • sweet potatoes
  • fresh avocados
  • lunch
  • Serious Eats

    This Thai-Mexican-fusion food truck on Drexel University's campus turns out student-friendly mashup fare like Cap'n Crunch-crusted tilapia burritos and chicken satay tacos.

    Serious Eats · September 26, 2013
  • Jeffery C.

    The short rib tacos are to die for and the curry (get it while it lasts) is pretty much life changing. I am about to eat the styrofoam container it came in... It's that good. A+ food and service!!!

    Jeffery C · January 8, 2014
  • Brittany

    Hands down best food truck in Philly. Every item on the menu is phenomenal. My personal favorite is the Cap'n Crunch encrusted tilapia burrito and the Thai iced coffee.

    Brittany · May 30, 2013
  • Endless Simmer

    A Cap’n Crunch-crusted tilapia burrito that manages to bring a slightly sweet but not overwhelming flavor from the cereal you loved when you were 11 years old. Read more

    Endless Simmer · February 24, 2012
  • Patrick C.

    Chicken katsu. With sriracha. It might be a small exaggeration to call it the best $5 I've ever spent, but not much of one.

    Patrick C · February 17, 2012
  • Ben W.

    Omg tilapia burrito... Dying. So crispy (thanks, cap'n), tasty (get it spicy), and fresh (avocados ftw)! Add on a tea with bubble for a cooling addition to your meal!

    Ben Watkins · May 15, 2013
  • Joel G.

    One of the best food trucks in Philly! Get the chicken katsu burrito with rice and extra katsu sauce. Oh and don't forget the Thai iced tea!

    Joel Goldman · April 23, 2013
  • Barrett L.

    The cap'n crunch tilapia burrito is life-changing.

    Barrett Lane · April 2, 2013
  • 34th Street Magazine

    If you’re a Cucina Zapata newbie, please, *please* order either the short rib taco or Cap’n Crunch crusted tilapia. You’ll be so glad you did, we promise. Read more

    34th Street Magazine · November 6, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    Captain Crunch-crusted tilapia tacos. Need we say more? Thai food and tacos are a beautiful mix. There, we said more.

    Visit Philly · July 3, 2012
  • Kelly F.

    Get lunch here. One of the best trucks in UCity.

    Kelly Farraday · May 17, 2012
  • Andrew C.

    Get the sweet potato chicken curry if you're in a hurry.

    Andrew C · December 13, 2011
  • CBK C.

    Captain Crunch tilapia burrito is so delicious

    CBK CBK · July 21, 2011
  • EstherEunjin K.

    Burrito over rice isn't on the menu. Ask for both sauces. Thai boba is a must

    EstherEunjin Kim · May 29, 2014
  • Steve P.

    Either taco with fresh avocado. Mmmmm...

    Steve Pribis · February 15, 2012
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Cucina Zapata as it was featured on Eat Street for Hot and Crispy Tilapia Burrito Read more

    TV Food Maps · 1 week ago
  • Gopinath D.

    Had chicken katsu. Very unique taste! Definitely worth a try!!

    Gopinath Danda · December 22, 2014
  • Gabriel E.

    Get the tacos with fish in them. Don't remember the name, but they were delicious.

    Gabriel Evans · December 12, 2014
  • Daniel W.

    The cap'n crunch crusted tilapia burrito is SO CRISPY, not to mention flavorful, fresh, and $6. Get it.

    Daniel Wolf · August 19, 2014
  • Ashley P.

    Cap'n Crunch Tilapia Burrito!!!!!!!

    Ashley Pavone · August 14, 2014
  • Laurin N.

    Super friendly staff and super delicious food ^_^

    Laurin Noguchi · August 13, 2014
  • Joel G.

    If you like coconut, the coconut milk tea is amazing! Not too sweet and pairs perfectly with everything on the menu.

    Joel Goldman · November 18, 2013
  • Jonathan K.

    Short rib tacos had so much flavor. Def get at least 2.

    Jonathan Kang · July 1, 2013
  • Roman C.

    As everyone else suggests, their fish will change your life.

    Roman Colombo · June 8, 2013
  • John P.

    It took me until the end of senior year to find out that the Cap'n Crunch Tilapia Burrito is the best.

    John Piotrowski · April 30, 2013
  • Stephanie K.

    A vibrant addition to Philly's food truck scene, Cucina Zapata serves up fresh, delicious combinations of Thai and Mexican flavors. Try Chef Rob's Short Rib Tacos and Cap'n Crunch-Crusted Tilapia!

    Stephanie Kuo · December 5, 2012
  • Andrea C.

    Just ordered the rotisserie chicken pineapple quesadillas with jalapeños, and it's safe to declare this the best lunch truck on campus. It's like an orgasm in my mouthhhh .....Except it tastes better

    Andrea Cook · May 18, 2012
  • Rich C.

    Get the short rib taco! Best thing on the menu!

    Rich Chin · May 10, 2012
  • Dante B.

    You can get most items in a crunchy tortilla bowl by request. The Curries are amazing!

    Dante Bucci · January 12, 2012
  • David S.

    Anything here is bomb.

    David Seok · September 19, 2011