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Zocalo Cafe

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Downtown
Mexican, American, Cafe
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1110 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703-3952
512-472-8226
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Veg-Mex Options

I've been a regular at Zocalo Cafe for a few years now, and I especially appreciate the nachos and the Zocalo salad together. You can choose pinto or black beans (both vegetarian) for the nachos. The salad is the only one I've had at an Austin Mexican restaurant that combines colorful red and gold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
DeepBreath22
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
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San Marcos, TX
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108 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I stopped in here for dinner not knowing what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised! Found a spot in the TINY parking lot, and were greeted by a pleasant and helpful gentleman behind the counter. I got the Chilaquiles and my wife got the tacos. Food took a while to come out, even thought the restaurant was... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Bright atmosphere. Good prices for fresh food. Crevice is the best! Outdoor seating is lovely if not too hot. Great fish and vegetarian options. Authentic beer and juice selections.

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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

One night per week my husband and I place a to do order for the tostada salads with fajita chicken. They are delicious! The salad greens are so fresh and the flavorings on the remainder of the salad compliment one another perfectly. Due to an odd law we're also able to order frozen margaritas and sangria to carry out. Of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've been a regular at Zocalo Cafe for a few years now, and I especially appreciate the nachos and the Zocalo salad together. You can choose pinto or black beans (both vegetarian) for the nachos. The salad is the only one I've had at an Austin Mexican restaurant that combines colorful red and gold peppers, jicama, and leafy greens. Topped... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We wanted to try something new and had heard of this cafe. The food was made fresh and very delicious, however the price you pay for the portion you get didn't seem to fit. One plus were the margaritas and sangrias that are offered at $2 each.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food, ambiance and drinks!! Specially the drinks, they have a good mix of sangria and piña colada to die for!! The food is good, they have healthy selections and their chips and salsa are tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After visiting the Gone With the Wind exhibit, we were looking for a Mexican restaurant close by. We happened upon Zocalos. We were very happy with the food as it was very tasty, and Mark and Chris were extremely friendly and gracious. They made sure we were happy with the food and had all we needed to enjoy our meal.... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a casual place to eat. If you are looking for fancy, this won't be your place to go. I personally love casual places, so it was good for me. I'm a vegetarian and selected the quesadilla. It can out quick and was hot. I thought it was very yummy and enjoyed my meal very much. I'd absolutely go... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I had brunch in Zocalo. I was hoping for something authentic but I got cafeteria food, instead. Nothing really stood out, I could find same quality in a Formula 1 stand and, worst for me, my clothes ended up smelling like food afterwards, even if I was sitting as far away from the kitchen as possible. What I liked was... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

nice atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Delicious breakfast options with a range of Tex mex and more "traditional" brunch Fare along with salads and sandwiches. Great drink specials including piña coladas and mimosas plus tea and horchata. Friendly and fast service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703-3952
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 512-472-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 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?