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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
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1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104 (18th Street)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Beaver City, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We met several family members for a quick reunion. The menu has accurate descriptions of the food. There's a large variety of dishes that are fresh and the best quality. The dishes are not the same old Spanish food you would have at other places. If you want fantastic food served by competent and courteous wait staff this is the... More 

Thank 1Kiki1960
Elk Grove, California
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244 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My lunch buddy and I have eaten Mexican food in hundreds of places, from Mexico City through the Yucatan, and California to Florida. Zocalo (named for the main plaza in Mexico City) had the high quality facility of that city. High ceilings were particularly appealing, following Spanish style throughout the New World. We check out ceviche (fish cooked in lime... More 

Thank Dunsmurian
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My first visit to Zocalo for a business lunch. This is a very large restaurant with ample inside and sidewalk seating. There is also a large bar area. Very nicely decorated and not your typical casual taqueria. The service is a bit slow as we waited at least 20 minutes to order. I had the baja fish tacos which were... More 

Thank tbgranite
Sacramento, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enchilada, salad, pozole and fish tacos were " home-runs out of the park" delicious. Cilantro rice was tasty; black beans spot, salsa's well balanced, Entrees were not greasy as is with some Mexican restaurants. Would definitely come again.

Thank erw49
El Dorado Hills, California
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206 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with family and friends. Their alcoholic drinks are very good. The menu has changed a lot from the first time I went there. Some of my favourite dishes are no longer available. Overall, the food was good and great evening

Thank Manuel d
Newman, California
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came without a reservation. We were told that if we wanted to eat in the dining area the wait time was approximately 35 minutes. We also had a choice of sitting at the bar area or outside and we could be seated right away. We chose to sit outside. The service was great from beginning until the very end.... More 

Thank Gus S
Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last time we ate here was by far the best.. All previous dinners were very forgettable . This time it was a baby shower so we had a whole room, 35 people. The food was much better, but the drinks ... Not so much. 😞. The service was very good, they were right there for all our questions and... More 

Thank Cshillings
Toledo, OHIO, United States
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decor in this place is amazing. Absolutely stunning inside and out. The food was great, though slightly overpriced. Our server was very hospitable and kind. The Valet parking for $8 was well worth the price. I highly recommend the blackberry margaritas

Thank Dave C
The Woodlands, Texas
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazingly fresh salsa and black bean dip served when you are seated!!! The bowls weren't big enough because we loved it so much! The food portions are more than huge, including the kid meals. The Chili Relleno was the table favorite!!

Thank Mhsipko
Los Angeles
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179 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

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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, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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