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“First impression.....muy bien!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zocalo

Zocalo
1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
916-441-0303
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Ranked #42 of 1,770 Restaurants in Sacramento
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.
San Angelo, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“First impression.....muy bien!”
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 overall they were above average compared to my hometown choice.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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189 reviews 189 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 125 cities Reviews in 125 cities
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
“Amazing Restaurant”
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 notice this. The meal came with large portions of rice and beans. The chips and salsa were amazing too!

Visited February 2014
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Sacramento
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19 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Upscale Mexican”
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 this, it's not cheap Mexican but worth the splurge. Reservations definately needed.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Popular, but worth it”
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.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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California City, California
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant”
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 this place to my friends.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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