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1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
916-441-0303
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Ranked #46 of 1,766 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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.
Description: Housed in the handsomely renovated Arnold Brothers Building-built for a Hudson car dealership in the 1920’s, Zocalo is located on the corner of 18th Street and Capitol Avenue right in the heart of Midtown’s Handle District. Zocalo is Regional Mexican at its best! Inspired by the majestic town square of Mexico City, Zocalo boldly casts a contemporary eye towards a distinguished future while subtly hinting of its proud heritage. For hundreds of years, Zocalo has been the center of political and social gatherings in Mexico. Offering a stylish yet substantial spot that embraces that spirit, this Zocalo is destined to live up to its heritage. Zocalo’ atmosphere is one of lively spirit, a comfortable place to enjoy lunch with a client, cocktails after work, or dinner with friends and family. Enjoy Zocalos relaxed setting, incomparable service, and superbly prepared food that together offer a delightful experience of grand proportions.
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English first
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Just wanted a simple meal. A little upscale for that. Menu is very limited, if I remember correctly, only three choices of enchiladas, sic choices for tacos, and about four or five other choices for dinner. I was driving so didn't wanna any alcohol and asked for aguas frescas and they don't have any, Horchata? nope again. We ordered guacamole... More

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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160 reviews 160 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Located in midtown. The restaurant is in the old dealership location. I have came in for lunch a few times. Decor is more on the fancy side as well as the portions. Staff has been mostly in tune with seating, order taking, follow up and check settlement. Chips and salsa are provided with varying degrees of spice. Plates and dishes... More

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rocklin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Out of all the Mexican cuisine I have enjoyed, Zocalo is surely the best! They have a decent happy hour; although, I Attended a corporate dinner. The blackberry margaritas are out if this world and I couldn't stop eating the chips and salsa. I'm not a huge guacamole fan, but, I was devouring the fresh, melt in your mouth guac... More

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Been there a couple of times and both times I liked what I had. That basically says it all in that I didn't love it but I liked it. What makes it worth it is how nice it is inside. It is a great atmosphere that makes it worth the trip. I will definitely be back.

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San Jose, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have been here several times and we enjoy the food, staff and the ambiance. Its a great place to hangout with friends and enjoy the other patrons. The management and staff makes you feel welcome and like family.

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Olney, Maryland
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139 reviews 139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Went for happy hour. Excellent margaritas for $5-7. Great guacamole! Lovely space and lots if patio seating. Would come back.

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Fair Oaks, California
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301 reviews 301 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I've been here a few times before, but never on the patio. It reached 102 today, but it was perfect about 6pm. Maysa is a superb server, totally funny and on the ball (including asking my friend if she'd like her fish tacos grilled instead of fried. Perfect!) My partner enjoyed chicken mole enchiladas, our friend had fish tacos, I... More

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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

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Zocalo

Address: 1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
Phone Number: 916-441-0303
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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