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Zocalito Latin Bistro

420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-3416
+1 970-920-1991
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (23 reviews)
“tamales” (8 reviews)
“aztec soup” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-3416
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Wonderful authentic southern Mexican food. Very pleasant atmosphere. Can't wait until they open their new place in Denver this summer.

Thank D6058BKcharlesm
zapatec, Owner at Zocalito Latin Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Lots of tastes and creativity here. The lamb tacos, the crispy pork tacos, the guac with chipirones, the queso...all great starters. The duck as an entree is really good, as is the beef.

Thank Larry S
zapatec, Owner at Zocalito Latin Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed February 12, 2018

This hidden gem is one of Aspen's best restaurants. Latin America and Mexican High Cuisine. Best Cheesy Quacamole and homemade chips in town. Homemade Chicken Soup like your Latin Abuela would serve. I have eaten everything on this menu and there is not a bad...More

Thank ddm1001
zapatec, Owner at Zocalito Latin Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

6 of us grabbed a booth & started with some great cocktails after a tiring day of ice skiing (not much snow in Aspen). The chilli wings (5 hot options), calamari & guacamole followed by very popular duck, delicious steak and pork belly tacos -...More

Thank JKHunter
Reviewed December 28, 2017

One of the few restaurants in Aspen that we've walked out of before being served. Seating is organized into three sections: a back-room with lots of tables that feels empty, a middle section with a few booth that are comfortable but hard to get, and...More

Thank stanclauson
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Top notch little restaurant with great food, margaritas, and atmosphere. Liked following the staircase to its cute, almost hidden entrance below street level. We were impressed by the salsas made from a variety of chiles that the chef imports from Oaxaca. The guacamole is also...More

Thank Himne
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant because we like spicy food. The food was very hot and spicy, but flavorless. I sent back my mojito which tasted like dishwater. My husband's margarita was watery. I got the Aztec soup --very spicy, but flavorless...More

Thank Ann P
Reviewed August 6, 2017

I visited this restaurant with 8 friends - all of us from out of town -- during the food and wine festival. The outdoor seating was nice! As we were being seated, the hostess mentioned that a couple people had not reported to work, so...More

Thank Egmath
Reviewed May 23, 2017

We always make Zocalito's our first stop in Aspen because we love the food, the staff and the convenient location. Thought it couldn't get any better, but we decided to try some new menu items and WOW! Mike continues to come up with new seasonings...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Visually, a dive. Basement setting. Dimly lit. Didn't smell great. It was a leap of faith to sit down and order. But boy were we glad we did. This is not Tex Mex. And I'm not sure if it is authentic Mexican. But the flavors...More

Thank Andrew B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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: +1 970-920-1991
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Mexican restaurant featuring Oaxacan cuisine and the rare flavors of Oaxaca. Zocalito is the only place to find true moles, salsas and delicious ingredients of southern Mexico.
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