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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: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    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
Outstanding and exciting

We really appreciate chefs that go the extra mile. Very inventive sauces with not so common chilis. Wonderful, fresh ingredients. We had tamale and rellano that were off the hart!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Pat S
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Napa, California, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Napa, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We really appreciate chefs that go the extra mile. Very inventive sauces with not so common chilis. Wonderful, fresh ingredients. We had tamale and rellano that were off the hart!

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We heard about this restaurant from others who have been there and we made it a priority to have a nice dinner there. We were greeted by Ian who is very personable and sincere. He had lots of suggestions for us and it was hard to decode what to order because the menu is so good. We chose the Oaxacan... More 

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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

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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284 reviews 284 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
93 helpful votes 93 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups
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?