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Zo.ca.lo

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201 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA (2nd Street NE and East Main Street)
434-977-4944
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dined with a party of eight and the service was terrible, of course they knew they would get paid a 20% (or about $75 tip) regardless. Water glasses were left unfilled, once refilled no ice was provided with the water. Has to request ice once we were able to get the server to look at our table. Food was average... More 

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Thank PoppaStu
Durham, North Carolina
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were initially disappointed when we were told our niece's wedding reception would be at a restaurant (no dancing!), but we quickly got over it once we arrived. The restaurant was closed except for the reception, so ours was not a typical experience. I can say that the service was superb. Both of our entrees were excellent (black bean and... More 

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Thank Jim N
Australia
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal and the cucumber martini was heavenly but there was a very large group at a table nearby and the noise became very unpleasant and probably influenced us to leave rather than linger. The exposed brick walls and bare floors probably don't help with sound. Service was great - our waiter was at the end of... More 

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Thank Robron74
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. An annual visit is a must. I always order the scallops, but all my friends lived their entrees as much as I did. Great mojitos too!

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Thank Lynn M
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here many times. Nice whether sitting on the patio or inside. Food and service are consistently good. Appetizers get changed up frequently which is fun. My favorite entree is the salmon with couscous with goat cheese. Crisp skin, moist inside. The scallops are also yummy- seared on the outside and tender inside.

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Thank Jennifer H
Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Two of us ate here last week after cruising all the selections on the downtown mall in Charlottesville. For some reason I'd assumed Zo.ca.lo was Mexican food. Instead it is American with a hint of Spanish cuisine. We were seated promptly, no reservation needed even on a Friday night. The outdoor dining is very nice in summer under trees and... More 

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Thank tatin
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this nice restaurant for the happy hour. The cocktails and mussels were great, service excellent. It is a very nice place to enjoy the Charlottesville downtown.

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Thank Gulsen O
Ketchum, Idaho
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We had forgotten to make a reservation over graduations weekend and the only decent place left was Zo.Ca.Lo. It was PreFixe @ $56.00 per person for a 3 course meal. Wine and drinks not included. New York Steak with Chimmi churri was excellent! We were a group of 7 , celebrating a wonderful graduation , with drinks, 4 bottles of... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Has seating inside or out (weather permitting). Varied and interesting menu and good wine list. Another reviewer commented on the drunken NY strip, which was very good. The service was friendly and efficient for a party of eight. Food prices were generally competitive, wine prices a little on the high side.

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Thank Stanner57
Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

While the foods was good, parking is a problem and adds to the cost of eating there. There are several garages nearby and most of the restaurants validate parking. Zocalo does not. Given the fact that most area restaurants have great food and validate parking, which is expensive, Zocalo would be on the bottom of my list. We did not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
    (2nd Street NE and East Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-977-4944

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?