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Zocalo

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Mon, 6/24
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

PARA EMPEZAR‏
9
guacamole
fresh avocado, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, onion, lime and queso fresco.
11
queso fundido
sauteed house chorizo, steak or chicken, onions, mushrooms and queso — baked casserole-style.
6
empanadas
beef picadillo and cheese filling, salsa serrano, crema, cotija.
6
flautas
potato, bloomsdale spinach, salsa serrano, pico de gallo, crema, cobija.
6
quesadillas de pollo
two—fresh masa, cheese, braised chicken and epazote, salsa, cotija.
6
sopes
thick masa cake, pintos, carnitas, tomatillo salsa, crema, cotija, onion, cilantro.
elote
grilled corn, mayo, cotija, zocalo hot sauce
CEVICHES
12
ceviche de guaymas
fish or shrimp, pico de gallo, avocado, cucumber, radish, zócalo hot sauce.
9
tropical
white fish, pineapple puree, lime juice, red onion, peanuts, mint, cilantro, mango.
9
fresco
ginger agua chile, white fish, red onion, serrano, avocado, cilantro.
ENSALDAS‏
10.5
fresa
strawberries, blue cheese, candied almonds, dried cranberries, pickled red onion, creamy lemon dressing.
10.5
pepita
roasted baby carrots, avocado, cilantro, pumpkin seed, goat cheese, orange segments, balsamic-chipotle dressing.
10.5
verano
cherry tomatoes, grilled corn, cucumber, farmer’s cheese, red wine vinegar.
SOPAS
bowl 11
cup 5
sopa de tortilla
bloomsdale spinach, white beans, carrot, celery, shredded chicken, morita chile.
bowl 11
cup 5
pozole rojo
mexican classic:‏ pork simmered in a red chile broth with hominy. served with cilantro, onion, cabbage, radish and roasted chiles.
ENCHILADAS‏
17
en mole
hints of chile, dried fruits, toasted nuts and chocolate — 26 ingredients in all. our recipe was taught to us at the convento de santa clara in puebla, mexico, the birthplace of mole poblano.
17
salsa roja
a blend of california and japones chile with roasted tomato and a touch of cumin. topped with sour cream and cotija cheese.
17
guanajuato
poblano and jalapeno chiles blended with tomatillos and cilantro. topped sour cream and cotija cheese.
TACOS
17.5
baja fish tacos
beer battered, with chipotle aioli, pico de gallo, and topped with fresh repollo.
17
shrimp +3
tacos de cazuela
steak or‏ chicken sauteed with house chorizo, onions, mushrooms and queso— baked and served casserole-style with tortillas. vegetarian option available.
17
pollo
chicken breast, pickled carrot, roasted sweet potato, serrano salsa, goat cheese feta.
17.5
asada
grilled sirloin, chile morita salsa, house chorizo, fingerling potato hash, avocado salsa, onion.
17
carnitas
slow-cooked pork shoulder, pork belly chicharron, chile morita salsa, tomatillo pico de gallo.
18
camaron
lightly sauteed‏ shrimp in garlic, chipotle aioli, ham, pico de gallo and pickled red cabbage.
BURRITO‏
17
asada +1.00
el burrito
flour tortilla filled with your choice of carnitas, asada, vegetables or fajita chicken. includes davey’s beans, rice, salsa, cheese, sour cream and guacamole. topped with chile puya sauce, queso fresco and pico de gallo.
PLATOS FAVORITES
21
pollo al grill
half chicken, achiote rub, tomatillo salsa, pickled vegetables.
25
halibut a la veracruzana
pan seared, spicy tomato sauce, olives, capers.
24
arrachera los altos
12 oz. grilled hanger steak (cooked medium well) with our portabella mushroom, and a jalapeno tornado.
18
carnitas
slow-cooked pork‏ shoulder with hints of condensed milk, cinnamon and orange, tomatillo salsa, pickled onion.
18
cochinita pibil
smoked shoulder of pork in an achiote rub, achiote glaze, habanero salsa and pickled red onion.
16
chile relleno
battered poblano chile stuffed with cheese and red chile pork, sitting atop a black bean puree and spicy tomato sauce.
20
salmon en mole amarillo
grilled salmon, oaxaca’s mole amarillo, creamed spinach.
About
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Private Dining
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All reviews brunch enchiladas blackberry margarita black bean dip guacamole cochinita pibil rice and beans taco chicken salad steak mexican food en mole high ceilings great margaritas our waiter food was amazing
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hosted a cocktail style event at zocalo this past month. Absolutely fantastic service and the food was wonderful and at a great price.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank mattt806
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We always find the food decent, the margaritas great. But the noise and hectic crowd, make this a “ not so fun place to relax.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Raymond M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zócalo is a lovely spot downtown Sacramento. Clean and very elegant. Ideal for unofficial business meetings or to hang out while visiting the State Capitol. Our server was very nice and efficient. The food was fresh and served hot. We visited the location during Happy...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank SalvadorDuran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here recently and the food is really tasty and fresh. Be careful not to over order as there’s a lot of it to eat but they do provide take away boxes if you can’t eat it all. Reasonable prices good service nice wine...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank blueandwhitehoops
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to eat outside and have a amazing Strawberry basil margarita. Highly recommended! My husband and I had the American tacos, very good!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mchellerich
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Not your typical enchilada rice and beans establishment. Very different dishes with. Their cilantro rice is great. I'm not of fan of black beans but theres are really good. Skirt steak is excellent. They have a great happy hour and I think it's every day....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Clemmy60
Reviewed May 6, 2019

This location is extremely loud due to high ceilings and lots of hard surfaces. Everyone has to yell to be heard. We enjoyed our drinks, but several of us were disappointed in the food. I ordered the carnitas plate, and I have to say this...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank CDBCDB
Reviewed April 29, 2019

I absolutely love Zocalo, but I prefer to sit outside here as the inside can be a bit loud and it can be hard to carry a conversation. The Blackberry Margarita is fantastic and I love the burrito. Be aware that the burrito is MASSIVE...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mattt806
Reviewed April 28, 2019

I invited the kids (3, 4) out for my birthday dinner. Even at our dining with kids dinner time (5pm on a Saturday) it was busy and pretty loud. Had to have the house margarita (delicious). INteresting combination of chips and salsa on being seated....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DrewM82
Reviewed April 9, 2019

I came two this location before I moved to Sacramento and loved the food and fell in love with Mid-Town. 3 months later I relocated to Sacramento from Phoenix where I lived for 27 hot years. I've eaten at all three location, my favorite is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Guide799715
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fina a
December 26, 2017|
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Response from mrabara | Reviewed this property |
There are no mushroom dishes on the menu that I saw when my group had lunch. Everyone ordered salads or traditional Mexican cuisine.
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Sammy P
August 18, 2016|
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Response from JoeHafky | Reviewed this property |
Casual at lunch, business casual for dinner
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