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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met here with our friends & we were so hungry. What a shame that 4 out of 4 meals were Not good. Our waitress acted like we were in her way But there was barely anyone in there on a Friday for lunch. My...burrito was chunks of dry chicken rolled in a soggy burro bread & greasy red sauce on top. It was the worst $57 we could of spent.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022

We had the Steak Fajitas and originally a burrito. The burrito was not what my wife was expecting, personal thing, and asked if she could order chicken fajitas instead. They obliged our request. We offered to pay for the burrito because it was a personal...reason she didn’t want it, not a quality issue. They insisted on taking it off the bill. The service was great, atmosphere was great and food was really good.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022

We are frequent customers! This restaurant serves delicious authentic Mexican food! Do yourself a favor and VISIT them! And make sure to ask for Crews! He is a fun and attentive server!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed January 29, 2022

It had been a while since I had gone to El Zocalo so I went there again last week with some coworkers for dinner. It was excellent as before with great service and large portions. I had the steak fajitas which were amazing and the...other guys had burritos. All of our meals were delicious and the server did a great job. We are planning on going back the next time we work in the area.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 8, 2022 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night. Seated quickly and no wait for tables. Margaritas were tasty and seemed well made. Service was quick and friendly. The salsa served with chips had little to no flavor. Tasted like tomato sauce. After ordered entrees they came out in...minutes on scalding hot plates. This seemed pretty indicative of microwaved food. Chicken in the enchiladas was super dry and flavorless. The beef enchiladas were better. Refried beans were watery. This isn’t a place I’d go back to. Parking is also a nightmare in the area.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Eaten here several times and was always good. The steak avocado salad is the best! The steak fajitas and guacamole good as well.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021

We ordered the nacho appetizer and the enchiladas (steak and chicken) which came with rice and beans. They were able to substitute the red sauce for white sauce for the enchiladas. Prices were average and the service was good. Presentation was nice and portions were...ok. They did serve chips and salsa after you were seated. We would go back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2021

No parking for handicapped, parking otherwise is poor at best. Waitress was drenched in perfume, I could smell it on my clothes after leaving, This was horrible. Poor service at best, I had to flag down the waitress to get a drink refill, never came...to ask if everything was OK, had to wait to pay and get a receipt. Food was nothing special, menu not the same as online. Enchiladas were OK, not much taste, rice was dry and flavorless, the beans were like baby food (mush). The salsa would have been better but there was a lot of cilantro for a small cup. Never asked if we wanted a refill or anything else. Food was slightly higher than other Mexican restaurants. I wouldn't waste my money on this experience again. I wanted to order a Chimichanga, the waitress said there were out of the items to make them and their fryer wasn't working right. A Mexican restaurant that doesn't have the staple goods to serve ??? I've never heard this before. Good luck if this is where you're headed, a notch above taco bell, i would recommend driving further to another place.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 28, 2021

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 May 18, 2021

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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The food I tried is delicious the fajitas, enchiladas tacos and the fried fish.
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El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
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  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4