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Zocalito Latin Bistro

420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-3416
970-920-1991
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Ranked #17 of 148 restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I am a big fan of Zocalito for their fresh fruit mojitos. The pulled pork tacos and guacamole appetizers are delicious. I also really like the black cod entree as well as the black bean soup.

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Novato, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I found the food a step above average. Place was empty at prime time on a Thursday night. Needs to step up to the Hype. Guessing the chef had the night off.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place is truly unique. The chef/owner makes trips to the Oaxaca Mexico area to buy the best chiles possible. Many types that you do not find in the United States. He returns home and turns out the most interesting dishes using these chiles. I should mention that while the chiles do add some spice to the dishes, they will... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Ordered the grilled calamari special which was amazing. But that particular night they were slammed from being short staffed (they apologized for it) but we were hungry so we bailed after the 45 minutes it took for the first drink and the app. But the app was really good and we would definitely go back the next time we're in... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Zocalito was a pleasant surprise! It is downstairs and off a side pathway so it is a little hard to find. The atmosphere was very festive and the food was very good. It lives up to its Latin cooking billing...but this was much more eclectic cuisine than the normal Latin/Mexican places. The poblano peppered stuffed with chicken was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant in Aspen because of the flavorful, interesting, quality food and the amazing staff that treat us like family. The atmosphere is very cozy and unassuming...more of a local vibe than Aspen glitz. But at the same time the food here is world-class quality that you won't find elsewhere. Gourmet Latin...not your usual Mexcan food. This... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Aspen and a trip to Aspen would be incomplete without a visit to this tucked-away gem. The time and energy invested by the owner into the dishes on the menu can be seen in the high quality of the food and its presentation and flavour. Always a warm welcome and good, attentive... More

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socal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

If you are expecting a trendy Aspen hangout...this is not it. If you are looking for exceptional flavors, authentic Latin, genuine servers rolled up in a funky (good funky) atmosphere, you will enjoy your experience like we did!

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Vienna
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I like the place a lot. Maybe the chef had a bad day but I had better food there before. Service is really great there and they can provide you with some excellent cocktails.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were recommend this place by friends and started of having a few drinks, hence to say we stayed for dinner and more drinks. The food is not standard mexican, but a mixture of lots of different combinations of the finest ingredients making this exceptional. I would highly recommend eating here.

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