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Zocalito Latin Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-3416
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Marble, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It had been about 9 months since our last visit. Wait staff was all new and very attentive. This is one of our favorite places to go as it tastes so different. Subtle complexities. We have an 8 year old and they made him this amazing steak quesadilla with cilantro that he loved. My wife and I split a salad... More 

Thank lee b
Smithfield, Virginia
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386 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took new Australian acquaintances here to introduce them to something they'd never had. Food was excellent, drinks were excellent and service was even better. Have had a lot of Mexican, Caribbean, and southwest food over the years and our experience here was up there with the best of them.

Thank cjdotheworld
red bank
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I joined a group of people for dinner and everyone enjoyed their food. We started with chips and guacamole and cheese that was quite good. I had black bean soup with steak which was also quite good. Even though the food was good I didn't feel that the place was that clean. Perhaps it was just a bad night but... More 

Thank tammy l
Snowmass Village, Colorado
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here, sat outside on pedestrian mall, great for people watching. The Ceviche was excellent, Broiled Black Cod was so flavorful and tasty. Love all the different Moles they have, great variety!

Thank Sue M
Aspen, Colorado
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have not been to Zocalito for a couple of years. When I was last there it was absolutely fantastic.Unfortunately, the overall quality has dropped a notch. I still love the Oaxacan spices they use and sell and will continue to buy them. But... Even though we had reservations, we opted to sit in the bar area as it was... More 

Thank Michael C
Memphis, Tennessee
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Our neighbors (who come to Aspen quite often) suggested we give this restaurant a try. We are so glad we did. Everything was delicious and so different from anything we had eaten before! We ate chicken chile renellos, turkey tacos, a delicious chicken dish with a yellow mole sauce, and a wonderful duck dish! It was a cool evening, so... More 

Thank 730LovedItaly
santa barbara
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154 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Being from California we LOVE our Mexican food and I was REALLY looking forward to some good spice and tasty food as there is nothing in Aspen. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation on a Tuesday night. We sat at our table for 20 minutes with just water and no service. Another 20 minutes and our order was finally... More 

Thank 1995sb21
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

An informal recommendation led to a terrific experience. More than a Mexican restaurant, downstairs on a side street in Aspen, my friends and I all had sensational meals, preceded by imaginative appetizers with unusual peppers and sauces. The drink menu was also exceptional.

Thank Rick W
New York
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Comfortable colorful atmosphere with a great menu - it's hard to chose! Lots of tapas - shrimp cerviche, interesting tacos, grilled stuffed calamari, awesome tortilla soup, interesting entree salads and lots of interesting entrees - fish entrees are great - trout black cod and seafood stew.

Thank Carla G
Princeton, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Went with low expectations and still left disappointed. Guac and salsa is literally a dollup of crappy guacamole in a pool of bad salsa. Chicken Relleno was one lonely chile with no beans, rice, anything. Margaritas tasted like dish water even though it was ordered with top shelf tequila. And on top of it all service was unbearably slow and... More 

Thank TravelinAnnie007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-3416
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: 970-920-1991

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?