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1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104 (18th Street)
+1 916-441-0303
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Galt, California
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the most upscale Mexican Restaurant that I have ever experienced. The menu has some specialty dishes that you will not find elsewhere. There is a dish called Cochinita Pibil. It is smoked shoulder of pork in an achiote rub, achiote glaze, habanero salsa and pickled red onion. It is to die for! Their Fish Tacos are... More 

Thank mbhill62
Sacramento, California
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254 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited Zocalo on Capitol Ave twice: once for dinner, and once for brunch. Both experiences were equally excellent. Great for cocktails or coffee. Outstanding food, we can't get enough of the black bean dip. Tacos and burritos, plus a few unusual items, like the delicious casserole. Side cilantro rice is addictive. Prices are OK, service is excellent. Only real... More 

Thank micchio
Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super ambiance, great food and service. Many options for all tastes. Authentic food. Highly recommend.

Thank hasmar2016
Citrus Heights, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to this restaurant several times and the service is always great, the blackberry margaritas are superb and the salmon mole is just amazing. I just love this place! Wish they had more restaurants maybe in Citrus Heights or Folsom.

Thank beanerk
Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here. Was seated fast (get here 11:50am before the rush of people). There is not a ton of food on the menu. In and out within the hour. The burrito with chicken was possibly one of the best I've had. Large portions. Everyone loved the food. Service was good. The atmosphere was very nice. Can't wait to go... More 

Thank David T
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drinks and appetizers were really good. The entrees were just not that good, there were 12 of us and almost all of us tried something different and none of us were impressed with the food in relation to the prices. We have tasted better burritos at the truck events for less price than at Zocalo. We will just stick... More 

Thank LizGon
Sacramento, California
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587 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Something for everyone. I've had enchiladas, ceviche, tacos, and burritos. Each has been delicious. Great margarita selection with full bar and decent beer selection as well.

Thank traveller2332
New Orleans, LA
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

My husband and I went to this restaurant during the holidays when we were visiting my daughter in Sacramento and had a truly warm and wonderful experience here! The waiter was extremely busy as you could see many local people celebrating holiday parties together, but he took the time to carefully explain the food and drinks, and when I wasn't... More 

Thank lovedemsaints
Chico, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

A Mexican friend of mine promised to take me here next time she was in town, so my sister and I went to check it out ourselves. We pride ourselves in our knowledge of authentic food from various regions of Mexico, mostly because our mother was from there and she was a fabulous cook. We ordered meals that would reveal... More 

Thank llascano
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were a party of six on a Friday night with no reservation anywhere. We happened along to this restaurant and decided to try it. We ate outside on a cool evening but the heaters were excellent; in fact, we were so warm that we took our coats off. It was very crowded inside (the sign of a popular restaurant)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
    (18th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 blocks away from Light Rail Station on 16th Street and R Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-441-0303
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?