We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Zocalo Mexican Grill


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 Winner

Location and contact


Hard Tacos w/ Rice & Beans
(2) Shredded beef or shredded chicken, topped with lettuce, cheese and tomato, served with Spanish rice, refried, black or borracho beans
Grilled bolillo stuffed with carne asada or pollo asado, topped with avocado, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and a touch of mayo mustard sauce
Veggie Fajitas
Grilled onions, bell peppers, corn, tomatoes and zucchini. Served with two flour tortillas, sour cream and guacamole. Served with Spanish rice, refried, black or borracho beans
Veggie Quesadilla
Grilled onions, bell peppers, zucchini, corn and tomatoes stuffed in a flour tortilla with Monterey Jack cheese and grilled to a crisp
Shrimp Relleno
Poblano chile stuffed with seasoned grilled shrimp, Monterey Jack cheese and smothered with our signature poblano jalapeño cream sauce. Served with two flour tortillas. Served with Spanish rice and your choice of refried, black or burracho beans
Grilled steak, chicken or a combination of the two sautéed with onions, red and green bell peppers. Served with two flour tortillas, sour cream and guacamole. Served with Spanish rice and your choice of refried, black or burracho beans
Ahi Tuna Tacos
Blackened and seared ahi tuna topped with cilantro, onions, avocado and spicy red sauce. Served with Spanish rice and your choice of refried, black or burracho beans
Enchiladas de Camaron
Grilled shrimp smothered with our green tomatillo sauce, and topped with Monterey Jack cheese. Served with Spanish rice and your choice of refried, black or burracho beans
Shrimp Quesadilla
Grilled shrimp stuffed in a flour tortilla with Monterey Jack cheese, pico de gallo and grilled to a crisp. These entrées do include Spanish rice or beans
Machos Nachos
Corn chips layered with carne asada, pollo asado, shredded beef or chicken, smothered with refried beans, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese topped with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. These entrées do include Spanish rice or beans
$5 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Parking Available
Reviews (213)
Filter reviews
211 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews chips and salsa chimichanga pollo tacos shrimp asado rice mexican food beautiful patio downtown chandler our waiter margaritas
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 211 reviews
Reviewed April 24, 2019

As Mexican food goes, this place offers good service and excellent cuisine at a good/fair price. The garden in the back takes you right to Mexico. Charming, quaint and a real gem. Great staff very attentive. Try the Killer Chimichanga!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ramcleod
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Nice ambiance, but food was too "gringo". I had enchiladas with red sauce. Way too bland! I prefer real Mexican sauces and dishes, not just the standard tacos, enchiladas, etc.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank gilapima
Reviewed March 16, 2019

I am not normally a fan of Mexican food for various reasons mostly related to quality. Looking for some gluten-free choices and non-pub fare had us stop in here for a try. The service was fast and friendly; and the tacos I had were super...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Gail S
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Great ambiance, great food. Enjoyed a get-together with a group of friends on the patio— great service, drinks and food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chuck G
Reviewed October 5, 2018

I used to come here more regularly, now I meet my friends here for ladies luncheons to take advantage of the $8 Lunch Specials every few months. Lunch is never crowded and is nice to be able to talk/catch-up for more of an extended lunch...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

To start we like the food at El Zocolo and it’s got an above average back patio for cool nights. My issue lies specifically when we try to do a take-out order. Two times in a row the order was incorrect and missing items. Most...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank asudevilboy80
Reviewed July 20, 2018

My husband and I went here to try something new. The food was okay. There are better Mexican places in Downtown Chandler. Also the night we went they had a Wedding with living music on the outdoor patio which was very loud to the point...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank adoria1586
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We love the patio here. Margaritas are great and the food is delicious! Good service, friendly and relaxing.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Renee V
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We've been eating here for 17 years and though it has changed over the years and caters more to a TexMex pallet that it used to it is still a great place to eat. Bring back the original Spanish Rice recipe!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Heather M
Reviewed July 8, 2018

The food here is always good and so is the service. Try to go when you can sit outside as they have a really nice courtyard out back!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Donna C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 34 nearby hotels
Crowne Plaza Phoenix - Chandler Golf Resort
331 reviews
.08 miles away
Chandler Inn
4 reviews
.86 miles away
Best Western Inn Of Chandler
211 reviews
1.15 miles away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center
588 reviews
2.71 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 785 nearby restaurants
SanTan Brewing Co.
892 reviews
.02 miles away
Peixoto Coffee
75 reviews
.10 miles away
The Brickyard Downtown
83 reviews
.06 miles away
DC Steakhouse
245 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 110 nearby attractions
Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop
79 reviews
.03 miles away
Burst Of Butterflies Create & Paint Studio
11 reviews
.09 miles away
San Marcos Golf Course
37 reviews
.21 miles away
17 reviews
.24 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
November 21, 2016|
Response from Doug Y | Reviewed this property |
The food was great, however, I don't remember what the lunch menu was like.
April 7, 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from JT65 | Reviewed this property |
Dinner runs from 10.-20 dollars each, however I do believe that a plate of enchiladas run about $15.00, which I think is fairly high. Some dishes can be shared and do make sure to sit outside on the patio,, as the ambience... More
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing