Zapata is located in Zapata County, Texas. As an unincorporated community, it has no municipal government. Falcon International Reservoir located in the city is well known for its bass fishing. Zapata boasts of most world records set in hang gliding than any other country in the world. U.S. Highway 83, running north and south, is the main thoroughfare of the city. The Zapata County Independent School District serves the city’s students.