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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA (2nd Street NE and East Main Street)
+1 434-977-4944
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Zocalo is great. Every meal amazing. I am only giving 4 stars because I wish they would change up their menu a little more often. But everything is fantastic!

Thank DyanMon
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A very good meal. Very creative menu using a whole host of latin ingredients and spices. The croutons on the Caesar salad were alone a reason to eat here. The smoked farro salad was excellent. The only real knock is its a bit loud.

Thank larry p
Highland Park, New Jersey
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were a little unsure because when we entered the restaurant it was empty. But the service and food were both excellent, as was the decor. My only complaint is that wine by the glass is now wine by the barely-a-glass. But aside from that the prices were reasonable.

Thank MiriamfromNJ
Northern Virginia
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Stopped in for dinner for six and were seated quickly. We ordered a round of drinks and then some of us ordered a glass of wine to be served with dinner - which unfortunately came before the drinks were finished and the wine arrived. Oh well. I had the New York Strip and a couple others had the salmon. The... More 

Thank SandKfromVa
Fremont, CA
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132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

At a recent dinner for 6 we ordered a little bit of everything and took our time. Great drinks, especially the zocalo ginger beer mule, starters that satisfied the whole table (mussels, tuna, and more), main course options for all kinds of palates and appetites, and added bonus was that for me I felt like I hit the jackpot w... More 

Thank nkmunn
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Our dinner was excellent. The cheese fritters, tenderloin and coconut rice pudding were fantastic. Conveniently located on the pedestrian mall.

Thank DCTravelerLA
Charlottesville, Virginia
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Scallops were succulent, service was top-notch - knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. Love the vibe and the wine selection. Great scotch available for after dinner sipping. We really had a good evening.

Thank K R
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Yep ok it's not particularly cheap to eat in this restaurant but you sure do get what you pay for. Five of us ate here and had all different main courses and pudding. Everyone loved it and this was a stand out meal. Highly highly recommend the steak - beautifully cooked with a simple but appropriate amount of vegetables to... More 

Thank GC1515
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had appetizers. Portions were small but good flavor. Drinks were good but over priced. I would try it again just to try the entrees

Thank damaritos
Charlottesville, Virginia
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I had visited zocalo one time and it didn't impress me. I decided to go for drinks and give it another chance. Such a mistake. I have never had such slow service. When we finally got our drinks I asked for the menu in the hopes of getting some food. No one ever came to take our order. After a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA
    (2nd Street NE and East Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-4944

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