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201 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
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Ranked #43 of 463 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd Street NE and East Main Street
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  • English first
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English first
Hanover, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The menu doesn't have that many selections but the items we had were huge on flavor. The atmosphere was inviting and calm but can become lively as people start to enjoy the amazing drink and wine selections. Will come back again next time I am in Charlottesville.

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Washington, DC
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

And I took her to Zocalo. I knew that I love the food, but my Peruvian friend gave it two thumbs up! Always to a pleasure to eat here.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great service, most amazing squash soup I've ever had. Energetic atmosphere. A good place to hang out.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Damn, this is one of the best restaurants I've tried in Charlottesville thus far. The experience starts as soon as you walk in the restaurant; the hostess if ready to take you to your table, as you walk through a brick exposed walls. The restaurant offers a wide variety of drinks ranging from cocktails to wines from around the world.... More 

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Crozet, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Made reservation on Open Table and requested a quite table and we were celebrating my wife's birthday. They had a great table set for us (party of 4) near the fireplace. The menu (printed) had my wife's name on it wishing her a happy birthday. I was very impressed with their thoughts. Meal was excellent and service over the top.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you were to create a restaurant and wanted the smartest chef in town, this would be the menu you would have. Highly edited, every single item is perfect, and I have eaten every single one. The over complication of the menus where the chef thinks he is brilliant because he has managed to include one of every single plant... More 

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Roanoke, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a great location, with wonderful food. Beautiful evening with friends before a concert at the Paramount. The glitch was the server. She brought the food, but everything was an effort. When I asked for decaf coffee she complained she would have to make a pot. When we asked her to ask the chef a question she assured us... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My wife and I love Zocalo on the downtown mall in Charlottesville. The food is fantastic, the presentation artistic the staff are terrific, and sitting outside is delightful. We celebrate our anniversary every year by eating dinner here and have enjoyed every bite. The cheese fritter appetizer and the chili dusted grilled scallops are excellent. The reduction sauces are complex,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening at this hip spot. Large outdoor seating with great atmosphere. Spicy tuna tartar was outstanding as an appetizer. Duck breast entree was wonderful. Our server was outstanding.

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New York City
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant serves fresh, carefully and creatively prepared dishes. The mussels were particularly tasty, as were the grouper and duck breast. $82 for two, including a beer and glass of wine, plus tip.

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Additional Information about Zo.ca.lo

Address: 201 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: 434-977-4944
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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