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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
+1 434-977-4944
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! Although we usually don't eat at restaurants located in any sort of mall, we read the reviews, and had to try it. Nice ambiance, great service, food was fantastic. We shared everything, and they split the serving on to each plate, without hesitation....More

Thank Megnd06
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The TA description says Zocalo is "American" and I guess if American is everything, then it is, but we'd say it was more Latin (Central to South American). They have a great variety of offerings - all kinds of meat (duck to beef to pork)...More

Thank GregCinVA
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I came here with a large business group. Not my choice of restaurant and I freely admit to having zero tolerance for hot spices (whereas others just love them). First time I came here - same group - 6 months ago I had a horrible...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Located off a residential walkway, parking on a Sunday night was easy to find. Upon entering the loft style restaurant, we were seated promptly since securing reservations. We ordered pimento cheese fritters with a raspberry chili glaze and chives. It was flavorful and unique. Next,...More

Thank FLChristianMom
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Was here for a dinner for parents weekend at UVA and had dinner here. Our second time here was not a disappointment. The tuna tartare app is amazing ! The vegetarian relleno was amazing. Interesting flavors; fresh ingredients; healthy. My children had the salmon which...More

Thank clcuva
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner here with excellent cocktails and good services. Plenty to choose from on the menu. The scallops were great and my husband enjoyed the rockfish. We also started with the tuna tar tar which was very good. The margaritas were great!

Thank amysqua
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We had a delightful dinner at Zo.ca.lo. I had the Caesar salad and mussels. Both dishes were very good. The polenta croutons were super! The service was friendly and the atmosphere was nice with warm lighting and a modern, tasteful interior design. This place is...More

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This restaurant has an amazing menu! For dinner, we had chili encrusted scallops on sweet potatoes patties with a yummy seasoned cream sauce, and super lean and tender duck with raisins, kale with chorizo, and a polenta cake with cheese . We were delightfully surprised...More

Thank 622deirdreg
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Everything was absolutely delicious. Had the key lime chicken and steak for entrees. Be sure to check out their cocktails

Thank abbydennis11
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The menu says spinach salad, in reality, it's fried oysters with a spinach salad. very easy to miss the fried oysters part. The salad itself is actually really good too. Warm bacon vinaigrette tossed with fresh spinach--very tasty. fried oysters are always perfect--fresh, hot, gooey...More

Thank bengrainger3321
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
    (2nd Street NE and East Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-4944
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