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Zocalo Cocina Mexicana

203A Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 643-2299
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Ranked #26 of 88 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I used to go every week. For years we would go for a trusted delicious meal. Hadn't been for a while and stopped by for the old stand by. Inside is the same but when we opened the new menu it was on. All new selections. Fresh salsa and a small container of tortilla chips (so you... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love going to Zocalo, usually for take out but it is a great place to spend some time and relax with friends. Couples to small groups seem to have a great time here. The food is excellent and I would suggest adding hot sauce when you can. Burritos are the best deal. Beer and wine is served. An Arlington... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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108 reviews 108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

El Zocalo, is Mexico City's main plaza, and as I found, the name of many Mexican Restaurants, around the world, two of which are in the Boston area alone! So we found Zocalo Cocina Mexicana in Arlington by pure serendipity, given that I was actually intending to go to Zocalo in the Backbay, which was at a considerably farther distance.... More

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Good solid place across the board- will continue to return. Can be a bit loud if crowded. Food is very good, would like to see more generous servings.

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New England
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274 reviews 274 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I have now been here twice, once for lunch, once for dinner, and I can say with certainty that I am officially unimpressed. I find the food to be very bland - I wonder if the chef prepares food from the perspective that 'gringos' don't like or can't handle, spice? Not sure.......... The food was nice in that it seemed... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Had a group dinner in the restaurants downstairs room. Very private setting. Great appetizers and entrees. Wait staff very friendly and enthusiastic. We did a table switch after ordering so that people could get to know each other. The wait staff played right along!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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130 reviews 130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012 via mobile

Having been a regular of Zocalo at their former location in Allston, I thought I would give the Arlington location a try. We had excellent service ... and they brought over the pear sangria right away ... it was awesome. My wife had the veggie burito and had the beef enchilads. The food was good, but truthfully, the tastes were... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Fabulous neighborhood place! Good food, good prices. Good vegetarian options.

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oBston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Great atmosphere, loved the Sangria, and the peppers filled with mushrooms and cheese.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Zocolo is a great little Mexican restaurant that is not just bean and rice burritos, although you can get one of those there. I usually get the vegetarian tamale - it is very good. The guacamole is made right at the table and is great also. It is a very inviting restaurant and we go back time and time again.

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