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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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Aspen, Colorado
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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66 reviews
37 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
Inverness, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

This was a great find, Latin American food and cocktails, even a delicious non-alcoholic something mock tail for the driver.

Thank 544Claire123
Paraiso, null, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

I saw this place and as a good Mexican, everytime I see a "Mexican" restaurant, I want to see what are they offering. This time it was nothing but eye rolling up and down and a yes, we have a dark corner where you can sit lonely but you have to wait till everyone else (white people of course) here... More 

Thank Tony M
Miami Beach, Florida
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98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Tucked downstairs in an alley off the Hyman pedestrian mall, Zocalito is the best bang for your buck if you're craving Mexican food in Aspen. The margaritas are fantastic, and the menu has a wide array of offerings to please all types. Don't expect dirt-cheap prices, as the menu reflects the general Aspen vibe, but the portions are fair for... More 

Thank marclippy
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

My wife and I tracked down Zocalito's after hearing about it from another hotel guest at the Limelight. It is not easy to find. It is in the middle of a block in an alley and then down some stairs, but well worth the effort! We were not disappointed and our expectations were high! Mac tends the bar and does... More 

Thank Ron M

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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
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
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?