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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited today based on other reviews during a non-rush time of day. There was seating both inside and outside available. To begin with the "entrance" took you into what appeared to be the wait staff area where they are waiting for their orders. Supplies...and such piled up everywhere. (They did have another "entrance" but the sign on that door directed you the "kitchen". Was seated promptly outside as I requested. Waited a bit before anyone even offered water. I order a beer and their "Mexican Taco's" for lunch. The beer arrived quickly, yeah! Chips and salsa arrived pretty quickly, yeah! Salsa was mediocre but the chips were fresh. Get the hot salsa, much better but it is super spicy, GOOD! I waited over 40 minutes for my food while other people received theirs, ate and were checking out. My waitress finally appeared by peaking her head out of the door, not even coming to my table, and asked if I was finished eating. SAY WHAT???!!!! I told her I hadn't even received my food. I should have just left at that point. The food arrived shortly thereafter. Two steak taco's served with refried beans and rice. The rice was cold and sort of mealy, the refried beans were hot but tasty. The taco's were not so great. The corn tortilla's were dry, more so than they should have been. The "steak" was tiny bits of beef with onions and way too much parsley as as a garnish. The steak was bland, dry and tough. I added some of the chip salsa to one to try to make it through it. Ate two bites and gave up. Now mind you, no one came to ask how my meal was, did I need anything, etc.. Usually I would have asked for a manager but decided I wasn't in the mood. So then, guess what, I had to flag down someone after more waiting to ask for my check. Other tables had been seated and were being waited on but apparently my server was taking a siesta. I checked out and will never return.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just visited El Zocalo Saturday May 15th during the food truck event in Sanford. A party of 4, it was the worst experience I have had at a Mexican Restaurant. We waited nearly 1 1/4 hours for food to show up, I had to ask...passing workers to bring extra drinks which took time. Finally got up and asked when or food was coming and the waitress told us ten minutes. The food was good although one plate was not made properly. They removed that from the bill. It took an additional 15 minutes to get the check. I asked to see the manager, and the waitress indicated he was cooking. One waitress told me, she told us it will be a longer wait for my food. She never said that, or I wouldn't be complaining. Not a good experience for the money. I wont go back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed December 2, 2020

Have been a few times. Food good and inexpensive. Service has been attentive. Chips and salsa provided without additional charge

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed May 24, 2020 via mobile

First time there. We just finished having lunch. So good. I had fajitas shrimp. Perfectly cooked. Alot of food delicious. Very pretty classy place. Plenty of room. Great service. We will he back. Was impressed.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

The food was wonderful and the service even better. I had everything I was craving, an enchilada, chili relleno and street taco not to mention guacamole. Fabulous!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2019

My husband & I stopped here for lunch, before heading to the Sanford Airport, to catch our flight home. We were greeted & seated promptly & in a professional manner. They offer several $8 lunch combo's. We thought the quality was excellent & the portions...were generous. They also serve alcoholic beverages (that are much more reasonable than the airport). Service was speedy. And the atmosphere appeared clean! Thank you for a great lunch! We will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

The service is great even though the place is not big it is nice and confortable, the food was really good and the micheladas(prepared beer drink) were exceptional. Convenient walking distance from Sanford park and downtown. We had a great time oh! and Saturdays or...Sundays they have mariachis.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

We love going here to eat here. Service is great. I have been happy with everything I have eaten there.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019

It was a rather late lunch for 3 of us (all adults). First visit for two of us. A bit chilly inside. We arrived about 1330 & were seated right away. There is both inside & outside seating. Cooking area is out in the open...for customers to see (almost like an Italian pizza kitchen). Tortilla chips & salsa were at the table shortly after we were seated. Server was attentive & professional. We were able to practice our Spanish w/her & she was very patient w/us. I ordered a bowl of the tortilla soup ($8) & was amazed at how large the bowl was. There was plenty of shredded chicken & it was delicious. My sweetie ordered the flautas ($12.50). It came w/4 & you're able to choose from chicken, beef or potato. He opted for 2 chicken & 2 beef w/the guac & pico on the side. Plate came as specified & was also delicious. A side of rice & refried beans also came w/it. There are lunch specials Monday through Friday from 1100 to 1500 that are $8. Parking is available but mostly across the street or along the street where available. No military discount.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

Great ambience and friendly crew loved the fried fish !! My wife really enjoyed he meal as well. Is a great place to chill in Sanford

Date of visit: October 2019
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The food I tried is delicious the fajitas, enchiladas tacos and the fried fish.
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant

Yes, El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant offers takeout services.

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El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4