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El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant

129 W 1st St, Historic downtown Sanford, Sanford, FL 32771-1971
+1 321-363-4111
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“tamales” (3 reviews)
“burrito” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
LOCATION
129 W 1st St, Historic downtown Sanford, Sanford, FL 32771-1971
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hate that you can't keep posting your experiences on Google. This is the best Mexican food around! Treat yourself and come and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed.

Thank pamjfournier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tripadvisor should correct the address, they moved to 406 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771 months ago! El Zocalo struggled at their old location so it was nice to see the place busy. Food is fairly typical choices (tacos, burritos, Chimichangas etc) but I love their...More

Thank Ed H
Reviewed September 11, 2018

My daughter and I tried the enchiladas and fajitas - both were wonderful. I preferred the green sauce over the red, but both were very flavorful. The sizzling chicken, steak, and shrimp, with all the veggies, were seasoned just right and everything was tender (not...More

Thank Tvl_frequently
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This is a really good mexican restaurant. A little classy mix with modern twists. We love the Salmon in coconut sauce that comes with sauteed peppers, asparagus, rice with a creamy coconut sauce. Very delicious. For me, a good mexican restaurant needs to know how...More

Thank Odette S
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

So happy to have a good Mexican Rest in such a convenient location. We like it so much that this is our 2nd time this week. Good Margarita’s, fresh guacamole and so far all the food has been great 👍

Thank Margarita R
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Here right now on our second visit, and it's just as good as the first. We have the same fabulous server Jenessa and she is spot on. If you're local and haven't been here, you have git to come and give it a try. We...More

Thank pamjfournier
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch yesterday and probably the best Mexican food I have had. Do not miss the guacamole it is the perfect texture and seasoning. I had the tamale and the chicken enchilada, both were excellent! The margarita was also perfect, no limey taste at all....More

Thank islandgirl355
el z, Manager at El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Wow! what an amazing review. Thank you so much for letting other amigos know about your El Zocalo experience!

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Went today to El Zócalo and we had an amazing experience. Started with some Mojito-ritas...the best ever. Their fresh chips and homemade salsa was excellent. I even tried the habanero (very hot) salsa, the bomb!. We ordered chicken enchiladas and steak tacos, simply awesome. The...More

Thank Richard R
el z, Manager at El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Yay! aren't those Mojitos the best? Thank you very much for your kind words. It makes us so happy to know we are doing an excellent Job!

Reviewed July 3, 2018

This place is awesome. When you walk in the door you can smell the aroma of great food. My husband tried the skirt steak which was very tender and flavorful. I had chicken and beef enchiladas. They were great. Sides were bean and rice which...More

Thank Joan F
el z, Manager at El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Great to know we are doing our Job! Thank you for all the support!

Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

On a whim stopped in for lunch. Surprised by the quality of food, authentic Mexican, service was great. Prices very reasonable . Will definitely go back when in that area.

Thank CharlieMConley
el z, Manager at El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Thank you very much for the support... Glad you enjoyed your lunch time with us. Hope we can see you soon back again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 W 1st St, Historic downtown Sanford, Sanford, FL 32771-1971
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 321-363-4111
Description
Indulge your taste buds with authentic Mexican food at El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant. From fajitas and burritos to enchiladas and quesadillas, we bring you the best in Mexican cuisine. Our perfectly prepared cocktails will complement your meal and accentuate your dining experience.
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