More specifically, they've been raving about this dish. I don't remember what it's called (and the Zapata Web site is on the blink---ahem, management). The bowl looks like the lava bowls that are de rigeur for avocado. But be careful because this bowl is as hot as a volcano. It's like having your own campfire. The contents are a stew, chicken in my case, with what was probably a corn-based sauce for the meat and an assortment of vegetables. You eat it with tortillas, so it bears some superficial resemblance to fajitas. But because the dish is a stew it comes across as much as a much heartier dish.
I must say that the service at Zapata was nearly non-existent. Stephanie and Bob tell me that poor service is the norm. Too bad, because the food is memorable. I enjoyed the showy presentation, but the hearty, flavorful food is what I really remember.