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Zocalo

1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
916-441-0303
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Ranked #52 of 1,748 restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Located on a corner, with a large open dining room and a great outdoor patio. The restaurant is decorated beautifully, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The chips and salsa came with black bean dip, and they were very tasty. We ordered guacamole, and it was just okay. In our group we ordered several different types of tacos,... More

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Overall the experience was good, probably moreso due to the people we were with. The food was alright... Price doesn't commensurate the food (small plates with okay mole and enchiladas).

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San Angelo, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I visited Sacramento over the Christmas 2013 holiday season, and my girlfriend's father wanted me to visit his favorite Mexican restaurant. The building is huge and has some amazing decorations. Our waiter was very polite and accommodating. The chips and salsa were better than average, and my Pasole appetizer was extremely tasteful. I had enchiladas for the main course, and... More

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New York City, New York
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164 reviews 164 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The location of this restaurant is really nice. It's big and open inside and the food is outstanding. I sat at the bar and had a very strong blackberry margarita. The bartender recommended the fish tacos, which were out of this world. I usually don't like corn tortillas with my tacos, but the flavors were so good I didn't even... More

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Sacramento
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Great experience!! Upon being seated we were met with fantastic salsa and chips, the guacamole was perfect, served in a molcajetes bowl. I had the most amazing blackberry margharita ever. Portions are huge, the burrito was big enough for 3 people. The restaurant has a great vibe, white linens, cool airy building. Service was impeccable. You pay for all of... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Very good Mexican food. Enjoyed the high ceilings and artwork. Happy Hour menu is very reasonable and extensive. Their guacamole is a meal in itself! This is a very popular place with patrons of all ages, and the staff handles it well. Servings are generous and well-displayed. Very gracious wait-staff.

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California City, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Went to Zocalo in Roseville for luncn and it was a great experience. Drinks were good. Salsa and chips were very good. The food was excellent and service was excellent. Great place for lunch when shopping at the mall. Would make a nice place for a date with a friend, nice atmosphere and beautiful interior. Would go again. Have recommend... More

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