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Zocalo

1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
916-441-0303
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Ranked #40 of 1,754 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 18th Street
Transit: 6 blocks away from Light Rail Station on 16th Street and R Street.
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English first
Colchester, Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

using trip advisor and some new friends at the Capital Tap we stumbled upon Zocalo. It is so elegant and lovely inside, we expected it to be pricey but were pleasantly surprised by reasonable prices. Margaritas and chips with salsa and black bean dip set the mood - very positive. The menu was very creative - not just your basic... More

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Hong Kong, China
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice location. Beautiful place. Trendy crowd. Fresh and delicious food. Attentive ang friendly. service even during busy dinner peak hour.. Valet parking service ($7). I recommend this when you're in Sacramento.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Good ambiance, very good Margarita, excellente food, I go every time I visit California. Je recommande ce restaurant sans hésitation.

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Grove City, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was in Sacramento on business and wanted Mexican. Food was great and prices were very good too. Service was outstanding too. It has been a while, probably 4 years since I have been to Zocalo, but will surely return on my next visit to Sacramento. Authentic mexican dishes with great flavors and high quality and fresh ingredients.

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california
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I hadn't been to Zocalo for a few years and happened to be in the area. I am so glad I stopped by. The restaurant has a very nice décor-it's a very pleasant place to enjoy a meal. The food was excellent-we had chili verde with eggs and carnitas with eggs-both prepared and presented well, and we were given a... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

4.5 stars- Zocalo is unlike any other restaurant in Sacramento. Its high energy, organized staff, locale, design and food are all first rate. Two huge patios and windows that open up across both street frontages of the restaurant will give you an al fresco dining experience even if you're inside. Ideal as a date spot or a place to meet... More

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Yuba City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner here for my birthday. Drinks, appetizers, and dinner was wonderful as was the service. One problem...the valet service. Left my car with them only to discover on its return huge scratches through the paint on the hood and small dents! Restaurant was great in putting me in contact with valet service...but they have been quite difficult.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have only had chips, salsa, guac, and drinks here, as it is the closest "bar" to my friend's place in Midtown Sacramento, but I would go for good, definitely. They make the best margaritas (and I could consider myself a knowledgeable margarita drinker haha) from only fresh ingredients. None of that fake mix etc. Just fresh juice, amazing tequila,... More

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Roseville, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great service; friendly and welcoming staff. The food was fresh, tasty, and LOTS of it! It's a 2 for one as our waiter said (come for lunch and take home dinner!). I've been to the location in the Fountains in Roseville - also very good and I actually like their outdoor seating area better than the Sac location but both... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Love the food, the atmosphere, the multiple salsas and the vibe there. We brought several friends and sat at a tall table for a while til our table was ready, then were seated and the rest was just delightful. My ceviche was fresh and tasty. I can't resist ceviche but it often is not as fresh as this lovely fish... More

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