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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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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Service.!!

What's NOT to like about this place? I've been there several times in the past. I will go there again many more times in the future. Their New Head Bartender is a hoot. I suggest you don't get him going too much. You could end up spitting some of your drink out laughing your butt off. The Dude is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Travel_Guy-G
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Murrieta, Ca
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal with good service at a table of 7 people, unfortunately our nice dinning experience was stained when the manager came to our table and told us that it was too much work/hassle for him to take more than 2 credit cards. Which normally would be understandable but we spent a lot of money and were... More 

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Murrieta, Ca
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

What's NOT to like about this place? I've been there several times in the past. I will go there again many more times in the future. Their New Head Bartender is a hoot. I suggest you don't get him going too much. You could end up spitting some of your drink out laughing your butt off. The Dude is a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A different excellent twist on Mexican Food. Not to be missed. You will not find the typical burritos, chimi's or taco's there. Instead you will find inventive sauces, unusual chilis, different combinations. If you are in Aspen and are tired of the many Italian or French restaurants then you much try it. BTW the restaurant is in a basement (with... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Amazing food. Being a foodie I was impressed by this little joint. The staff are lovely and always make you feel welcome. I love going to this place.

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Napa, California, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 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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Additional Information about Zocalito Latin Bistro

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

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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: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?