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Zocalito Latin Bistro

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420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-3416
970-920-1991
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality & Unusual Fare

Hidden away in a basement off the Hyman St pedestrian mall, this place offers a very warm atmosphere with colorful Central American art and crafts on the walls. The food was terrific with a tasty red sauced calamari starter, excellent duck, and a fabulous yellow peanut mole chicken. Entrées were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
SlewpJB
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Lutherville
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Being in Aspen just after closing day, my favorite restaurant was closed so my son and I were excited to try something unique. The place is decorated in beautiful colors and art, but there was no one in the restaurant - now I know why. There is no kids menu ( typical of Aspen) and the only thing the waiter... More 

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Lutherville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Hidden away in a basement off the Hyman St pedestrian mall, this place offers a very warm atmosphere with colorful Central American art and crafts on the walls. The food was terrific with a tasty red sauced calamari starter, excellent duck, and a fabulous yellow peanut mole chicken. Entrées were served sizzling hot, and the service was subdued but attentive.... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you're looking for interesting and delish latin food (aka NOT tacos and fajitas) definitely give this place a try. The portions were good size and the food was really good. I'd like an order of the shrimp ceviche right now!

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Sedona, Arizona
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264 reviews 264 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is one of our annual dining experiences when we visit Aspen. Located "downstairs" in a smallish cozy atmosphere. We have never been able to experience menu items like the ones prepared here. If unique, adventurous, tasty, spicy is what you seek this restaurant is for you. Normally we have a pretty good experience with the wait staff but this... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Have been in aspen for 4 days, and until tonight all dinners have been massively disappointing. Family went here for dinner tonight, and universally we all agreed it was our best meal so far, far superior to pyramid bistro and steakhouse 316. The meals were all seasoned well, but as the wait staff will warn you, they are spices. There... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were looking for more than the standard Tex-Mex and found this home of Oaxacan cuisine. Every dish we tried was very good to excellent, and all went well with their Mojitos and Margaritas, which came with a selection of fresh fruits and Tequilas. The guacamole app was a ball of freshly made guacamole in a bowl of mildly spicy... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Downstairs, right off Hyman, is Zocalito. I've been here twice and never really had a good meal. It's not bad... just not good. Staff is very nice.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We went here for the first time after passing by for years. We are SO glad we did--the cuisine was truly authentic, and I loved how many of the special ingredients (such as the peppers used to make hot sauces) were brought in by the head chef from local farmers in Mexico and Peru. We had incredible service, and our... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Host/waiter/bartender was very rude to each person in our party at different times, and slow. Wife got sick after eating a shrimp plate. I observed the only other waiter leave the bathroom after NOT washing his hands...he was in a stall having a bowel movement. I took the time to speak to the owner/chef. I told him the duck was... More 

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boulder, colorado, usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

our 3 time to Zocolito. Getting to be our favorite, must go, restaurant in Aspen. Last visit, Ian M, was the waiter. He really made our evening. Possibly the best service ever. We trusted Ian to do all the ordering for our table of 4. He really came through. Great job.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-3416
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: 970-920-1991

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?