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Zocalito Latin Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-3416
+1 970-920-1991
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always make Zocalito's our first stop in Aspen because we love the food, the staff and the convenient location. Thought it couldn't get any better, but we decided to try some new menu items and WOW! Mike continues to come up with new seasonings for intricate flavors and unique menu items. The atmosphere is very cozy and unassuming, more... More 

Thank Lisa P
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Visually, a dive. Basement setting. Dimly lit. Didn't smell great. It was a leap of faith to sit down and order. But boy were we glad we did. This is not Tex Mex. And I'm not sure if it is authentic Mexican. But the flavors were absolutely huge and had a great balance of chili, citrus, and spices adding to... More 

Thank Andrew B
Smithfield, Virginia
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503 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Enjoyed it last ski season and decided to take a different group there this year. The service is attentive, cheerful and fun. The drinks sublime. The food either off the menu or the specials creative and delicious. Oaxacan chicken in a mole sauce, Pork tacos, and chicken tamales are great. It's not easy to find, even when you know where... More 

Thank cjdotheworld
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

an average rating for average food. I found our food not fresh. It was deliciously made, but you can tell when the ingredients are not fresh. The guacamole was brownish meaning it had been sitting around a day. The tamales were delicious as was the bean soup. Had potential to be excellent, but the staleness was obvious.

Thank PaxLovesMe
East Greenbush, New York, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Just finished our 4th visit to this partially hidden gem in Aspen. The commitment to really creative Oxaca influenced offerings is impressive and well executed. The queso appetizer and the guac are great starters and the duck and skirt steak meals were well spiced and delicious...the mousse dessert is required

Thank Larry S
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This little place is tucked away underground. Its small and cozy. The decorations are similar to those of the region where the food is from. The food was really good.

Thank blncg
Aspen, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My husband and I were looking for a 'new' place to have dinner in Aspen. Our criteria......someplace we hadn't been before (check), interesting/good food (triple check), reasonable price (double check) and fun environment (double check)..... The service, starting with our welcome, introduction to the premise and goals of the chef, were awesome. Very interesting variety of food - don't come... More 

Thank _leslie_lynne_gordon
San Diego, California
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174 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was very impressed by the menu selections and food. Not your average Mexican - much more latin inspired. Wonderful. I had a shrimp dish and my hubby had chicken in a mole sauce. Both were great. THe margaritas were also excellent. Pricing is fair - a nice surprise for the uber pricey downtown Aspen scene. Casual - not fancy... More 

Thank Lauren H
Dallas, Texas
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431 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Wednesday night. Recommended by our hotel desk person, we found this place off to the side of the main strip and down a flight of steep stairs. My pulled turkey taco with pumpkin mole was OK, even though the turkey tasted like beef and I couldn't taste the mole at all. My companion's salad was average. No free appetizer. Even... More 

Marble, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It had been about 9 months since our last visit. Wait staff was all new and very attentive. This is one of our favorite places to go as it tastes so different. Subtle complexities. We have an 8 year old and they made him this amazing steak quesadilla with cilantro that he loved. My wife and I split a salad... More 

Thank lee b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-3416
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-920-1991

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