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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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“duck” (25 reviews)
“scallops” (37 reviews)
“cheese fritters” (11 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here our second night in C’ville and being from Philadelphia, one of the best food scenes in the country, we hoped that Zo.ca.lo was better than our previous night’s dinner. We were pleasantly surprised! From the apps to the entrees...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Zocalo is a great place to sit outside and watch the active urban street scene. The food is good and the service is attentive and pleasant. The waitperson was willing to make a substitution in our entree, swapping out a starch for some vegetables. The...More

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The bouncer at zocalo turned my friend and myself away because he thought she had too much of an “attitude” he was rude and very dismissive. I would recommend not going here! He let in various other men in front of us. I’m not sure...More

Thank Abby H
Reviewed 22 June 2018

As a Cville resident I'm not sure why I hadn't eaten here before. Well, I had, but a l-o-n-g tome ago, and I am so happy to have rediscovered it. The ambiance is warm and comfortable, it's spacious, the service was very pleasant and attentive....More

Thank Pollyanna70
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We were seated at a shared wrap around table (wrap around a big tree) outside. Very nice atmosphere. Little bit off the main pedestrian mall but still close to the actions. Food were fantastic. We had lamb loin and rockfish. Tasty.

Thank Lapyang Joseph L
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Surpassed my expectations! There was a bridal party in the dining room with us; it had no effect on our service or noise level. Julia was responsible for multiple tables but made us feel like we were the only table she had - unbelievable! The...More

Thank Patricia F
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
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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, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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