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“I make it a point to visit every time I am in Sacramento”
Review of Zocalo

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Ranked #19 of 2,131 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 18th Street
Transit: 6 blocks away from Light Rail Station on 16th Street and R Street.
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.
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I love this restaurant! The atmoshere is friendly, the decor is inviting and the food is simply excellent. I stopped by for lunch and enjoyed a tap beer along with their Chicken Taco Special for $12. What a bargain! When you sit down you are presented with house made green salsa, puree'd black beans and fresh chips. The lunch special featured two mildly spiced shredded chicken soft tacos, black beans and a small salad. The main foods items were great, however, the salad is what shined. It wasn't large, but it offered a beautifully spiced sesame/citrus vinagarette tossed with chopped greens and peanuts. It was very good and just the right proportion. After four visits to Zacalo over the past several years, this restaurant has never disappointed me. Great job Zacalo staff!

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Thank Kroneo
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I have eaten here numerous times. I love that they start you out with a delicious bean dip and salsas. The food has always been great here each time.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The atmosphere inside the restaurant on a weekend night is great! It gets very live but not annoyingly loud and perfect for larger groups.
Food was good, different, but good.
Much fancier than a normal Mexican restaurant. Service was great - prompt but not overbearing.

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Thank SJP450
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The good: service was excellent, valet efficient, reasonable and convenient, and decor just beautiful. The not so good: with the exception of the arracheras meal, the food was disappointing. I had been to a mixer there last Fall and the food was great. This time the appetizers were undercooked, the shrimp tacos were cold, light on the shrimp and heavy on the veggie topping, and the fish tacos lacked flavor. Mango margarita was good. Loved the cilantro rice. Not likely to give it another try.

Thank gracebeavis
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

It is not a small traditional Mexican restaurant. The dishes are a little different or more Spanish? Whatever it is, it is wonderful and you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Ranchwed
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