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“Beautiful setting and delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zocalo

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Ranked #20 of 1,994 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 18th Street
Transit: 6 blocks away from Light Rail Station on 16th Street and R Street.
Description: 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 place to enjoy lunch with a client, cocktails after work, or dinner with friends and family. Enjoy Zocalos relaxed setting, incomparable service, and superbly prepared food that together offer a delightful experience of grand proportions.
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“Beautiful setting and delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Located on a corner, with a large open dining room and a great outdoor patio. The restaurant is decorated beautifully, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The chips and salsa came with black bean dip, and they were very tasty. We ordered guacamole, and it was just okay. In our group we ordered several different types of tacos, carnitas, cochinita pibil, and enchiladas. Everything was well prepared and very tasty. The margaritas were very good. Service was attentive, and prices were reasonable.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Kelly V
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Sacramento, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good environment, decent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Overall the experience was good, probably moreso due to the people we were with. The food was alright... Price doesn't commensurate the food (small plates with okay mole and enchiladas).

Thank Nathan U
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San Angelo, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“First impression.....muy bien!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

I visited Sacramento over the Christmas 2013 holiday season, and my girlfriend's father wanted me to visit his favorite Mexican restaurant. The building is huge and has some amazing decorations. Our waiter was very polite and accommodating. The chips and salsa were better than average, and my Pasole appetizer was extremely tasteful. I had enchiladas for the main course, and overall they were above average compared to my hometown choice.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank devicemanager
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
“Amazing Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

The location of this restaurant is really nice. It's big and open inside and the food is outstanding. I sat at the bar and had a very strong blackberry margarita. The bartender recommended the fish tacos, which were out of this world. I usually don't like corn tortillas with my tacos, but the flavors were so good I didn't even notice this. The meal came with large portions of rice and beans. The chips and salsa were amazing too!

Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Upscale Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Great experience!! Upon being seated we were met with fantastic salsa and chips, the guacamole was perfect, served in a molcajetes bowl. I had the most amazing blackberry margharita ever. Portions are huge, the burrito was big enough for 3 people. The restaurant has a great vibe, white linens, cool airy building. Service was impeccable. You pay for all of this, it's not cheap Mexican but worth the splurge. Reservations definately needed.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank rotzpeople
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