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Zocalo

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Latin
1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
+1 916-441-0303
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“enchiladas” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
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1 - 10 of 302 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a very attractive interior and lovely outdoor seating. The service is attentive, friendly, and professional. The margaritas are creative and yummy. The menu has nice range of choices - from salmon to pork shoulder. The dishes are more simply plated and appetizing....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MichaelMc777
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Mexican Restaurant I have visited. I really liked the high ceiling, palm trees, flower arrangement at the entry. We were blown away by the looks. Then 8 of us, pretty much ordered everything on the menu. Food was extremely tasty. Service...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jayasimha786
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Zocalo for my mom's 70th birthday. The staff were super helpful with the reservation that I had to change 2-3 times to accommodate everyone's schedule. The table was ready when we arrived and the appetizers flew out quickly - we loved the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy restaurant during the holiday season. Walked in, and was told there would be a 45-minute wait. Strolled around the area - only to be texted in 20 minutes for ready table.'Ate outside with heaters in place - worked well. Food was ample and delicious....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank amdura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate at Zocalos four times in the past couple of months for different occasions - two lunches and two dinners. Busy place, be prepared to look for parking. Beautiful inside, great vibe. One occasion a mariachi band came in, another visited by Santa and Mrs....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband's work Christmas party was held at Zocalos on Saturday eve. The restaurant was so beautifully decorated with Christmas trees, wreaths and white lights. The appetizers were on the table when we arrived, drinks on another table. We had the best ceviche ever, guacamole,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Before even ordering, I enjoyed the chips and bean dip along with the salsa. I had Tacos casuelas which was a small pot of gooey, flavorful chorizo and other ingredients that was served with tortillas, salad, rice, and beans. I chose to eat it with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EWB-in-MB
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

My brother came here last year on his honeymoon and suggested we add it to our Sacramento itinerary. Luckily we went our 1st night in town as it allowed us to return on our second and final night too. We had an early dinner that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Seabird21
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 4:30 and it was pretty busy already. Antonio was our server and was friendly. My wife had the en Mole with shredded chicken and I had the burrito with steak. While it was a little expensive, the portions were very generous. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank brucekwg
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We booked this restaurant based on the TripAdvisor reviews, and were not disappointed. The restaurant has a lovely interior and also ample outside seating. Varied menu which also caters for vegetarians and really big tasty portions.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 74sarahe
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Questions & Answers
fina a
27 December 2017|
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Response from mrabara | Reviewed this property |
There are no mushroom dishes on the menu that I saw when my group had lunch. Everyone ordered salads or traditional Mexican cuisine.
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Sammy P
19 August 2016|
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Response from JoeHafky | Reviewed this property |
Casual at lunch, business casual for dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
    (18th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 blocks away from Light Rail Station on 16th Street and R Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-441-0303
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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