Cucina Zapata

Food Truck, Mexican
31st St (at Ludlow)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
12:00pm - 6:00pm
12:00pm - 6:00pm
12:00pm - 6:00pm
12:00pm - 6:00pm
12:00pm - 6:00pm



Your wish list is about to get a bit shorter. Cucina Zapata serves up Thai food in a taco, so you can go ahead and cross that one off of your food fantasy mash-up list. Dishes include items like Cucina Zapata’s Cap’n Crunch-crusted tilapia burrito topped with avocado, pico de gallo, and peanut sauce. Or the sweet potato curry. Or the Thai short rib tacos covered in veggies and topped with avocado. Boom in your mouth. — Nina Fomufod, 11/13/2012


TWITTER: @Cucina_Zapata


  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • A Capn 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • The cap'n crunch tilapia burrito is life-changing.
  • Captain Crunch-crusted tilapia tacos. Need we say more? Thai food and tacos are a beautiful mix. There, we said more.
  • Get lunch here. One of the best trucks in UCity.
  • Get the sweet potato chicken curry if you're in a hurry.
  • Burrito over rice isn't on the menu. Ask for both sauces. Thai boba is a must
  • If youre a Cucina Zapata newbie, please, *please* order either the short rib taco or Capn Crunch crusted tilapia. Youll be so glad you did, we promise.
  • 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.
  • Get the veggie burger as a burrito. Game changer
  • Super friendly staff. Great veggie burger!
  • The best guys around! Recommended: captain crunch tilapia over rice, spicy, with green sauce. Jump on the chicken adobo when it's there.
  • Cap'n Crunch Burritto - that is all
  • Check out Cucina Zapata as it was featured on Eat Street for Hot and Crispy Tilapia Burrito
  • Had chicken katsu. Very unique taste! Definitely worth a try!!
  • Get the tacos with fish in them. Don't remember the name, but they were delicious.

Nearby places

3300 Market St (at 33rd St.)
3210 Chestnut St
38th and Walnut Street