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Zocalo Cocina Mexicana

203A Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 643-2299
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Ranked #25 of 88 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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English first
Arlington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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257 reviews 257 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Boston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Been to this restaurant several times and the food is always good. It's definitely a neighborhood family place so don't expect any bells and whistles just good Mexican food at a very reasonable price. It's great to have good Mexican food in a local place so haters beware. If you lose this place you'll be stuck with yet another Average... More

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