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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
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1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104 (18th Street)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Los Angeles
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179 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had lunch in this eclectic looking but classy restaurant. Prices were reasonable and the food was terrific as was the service. Has comfortable indoor seating as well as patio seating.

Thank DrMitch
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, attentive waiter, excellent food and proportions. Great price too! Can get sort of loud with people enjoying themselves.

Thank Cassandra F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was fresh and full of flavor. Visited for business lunch, service was fast and efficient without lacking any details. Tacos were soo good and would suggest to anyone. Colleague had an chicken smothered burrito which was enormous. Will be back!

Thank foodmomca
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch, sat outside. Beautiful weather, quiet street. Besides the chips and sauces, we were given an amuse of mini corn bread muffins, very very good. I had the Salmon En Mole Amarillo, outstanding with cilantro rice, black beans, creamed spinach and salad. The mole amarillo was great. My wife had the cheese Enchiladas with Mole Poblano, which was... More 

Thank fred c
Folsom, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a bummer because Zocalo's used to be the place to go downtown. But not anymore. We had a 6:30 reservation and we didn't get out of there till 9:00pm and it wasn't by choice. The waiter we had was horrible! It took forever to get our food and it wasn't even worth the wait. Won't be back

Thank A W
Garden Grove
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seated on the patio for evening dinner (after seven) Just the right temperature. And a lot of eye candy.

Thank Connie E
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked from hotel for lunch . Elegant interior with high ceilings. As soon as we sat down, complementary chips, salsa and black bean sauce were set and later refilled. I ordered mole enchilada and partner ordered carnitas tacos. It came with salad which had kake and red cabbage, lemon rice and beans. Everything tastes fresh and delicious.

Thank KoolKat001
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the food. Portions were ample and prices fair. There's definitely an upbeat/party ambience inside; if you're looking for something quieter, they have seating outside as well. The service wasn't fast, but the staff was very friendly. Will definitely return - highly recommended.

Thank scripsi
Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This place has the best fish tacos. The cilantro rice is awesome. This is my first visit to this place and I am already liking it. Great place to hang out with friends in downtown and great beers and mind blowing food. Highly recommended!!!

Thank ArrowBhai
Clovis, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food & great service. Blackberry mojitos are the best ... a creative version of this minty drink. Will visit again.

Thank Edward E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
    (18th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 blocks away from Light Rail Station on 16th Street and R Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-441-0303
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.

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