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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
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Anis66
Tybee Island, Georgia
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We love this restaurant! It'd been two years since we had been to Charlottesville and we had reservations at 7. We were seated a little early at our favorite outside table (great place to people watch on the mall). Being creatures of habit, we ordered cheese fritters and tuna tartare for appetizers. Both were as good as we remembered. I... More 

Thank KJBD241
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

One of the best meals ever. Highly recommend the grilled salmon with green chili & goat cheese cous cous. As well as the vella jack cheese fritters with raspberry chili glaze.

Thank nicholi2
Gaithersburg, MD
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Loved my mojitos Took the staffs recommendation and had a terrific salmon dish. Smaller portions but gourmet food. Bread would've been nice, I had to ask for it

Thank tanddGaithersburg_MD
Nashville, TN
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a dinner with colleagues outside. Three distinct meals which were all very good. Server worked with chef on food allergy which was much appreciated. Food was very good and service was also. Dining is available inside and out. Prices were similar to other restaurants for similar dish.

Thank hrprofessional
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Many standard dishes like scallops or chicken, and even vegetarian dishes are splashed with a little Latin spice to make them more interesting and flavorful. Recommended.

Thank BillBraithwaite
Wallingford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Food was excellent flavor pairings were superb. We had a pork posole special appetizer. Main courses were Duck,Halibut and Black bean and corn relleno. It is unusual to have 3 outstanding entrees. Atmosphere was good.

Thank Jim A
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband took me here for my 30th birthday dinner and I am so glad he did! The salmon entree was fantastic! Everything was cooked very well and tasted delicious. The service was wonderful as well. The restaurant has it own charm. Classy and simple.

Thank ShanaandTyG
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Visited with friends last night. Large, outside seating area and a good-size crowd enjoying the fall-like weather. Food was very good --- I had halibut, and it was excellent. Others had salads with chicken or salmon on top. Good and friendly service. Inside decor different --- indirect red lighting under the bar. Outside atmosphere preferred.

Thank William H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Had dinner here last Wednesday for our 25th wedding anniversary and it was terrific. This is one of our absolute favorite places for a fine meal. The food is so flavorful and delicious. The menu has superb options for any taste. Our favorites continue to be the vella jack cheese balls and the chili dusted scallops. Standing ovation to the... More 

Thank Walter O

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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?