Guacamole prepared per order-outsta
Guacamole prepared per order-outstanding! I am Cuban and the flan dessert,nothing short of magical! The only negative comment is there needs to be more space between tables so you don't feel like you're double dating with every other diner.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really good vegetarian options
We went to Zocalo for a friend's birthday on a Friday night and we had a really good experience. The food was excellent, the service was efficient and fast without making us feel rushed. My wife and I are vegetarians and we had a reasonable number of options to pick from in terms of choices. Their main course Lasagna with cheese is a must try if you are a vegetarian and for starters dont miss the sangria and the guacamole. Would certainly go back !
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed our birthday
Really enjoyed our birthday brunch there with 16 of our friends. Great food and drinks and location.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great, service was
Food was great, service was as good and atmosphere was good.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
This gem of a restaurant is just too good not to rave about. I went with some friends for brunch and it was just great. The Blood Mary I ordered was delish despite not being on the menu. The food was really fantastic. My boyfriend and I boy tend to eat vegetarian (though we are not actually vegetarians) and this place is SUPER accommodating. Basically, if you see something on the menu that you'd like to have made vegetarian, just ask and they're usually happy to do it! Our more meat-inclined friends were extremely happy with they're dishes as well.
Oh and the Guac is divine and made to order. So, so good! Love this place.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy food & great fun
The fresh guacamole lives up to its reputation, and the serving is generous. I often try chicken mole at Mexican restaurants - Zocalo had a nice twist using duck breast rather than chicken with their mole. The serving size again was generous and the duck was moist, tender and juicy. My friend had a pork dish that was also fall-apart tender and bursting with flavor. Fun, energetic vibe and lots of happy people - who wouldn't be with such great food and margaritas?
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My go-to restaurant!
I've been to Zocalo (Boston) at least 7 times within the last 11 months and have spread the love to everyone. Every friend that wants to try a new place, I take them to Zocalo.
They have the best guacamole and margaritas outside of Mexico, and the service is terrific! The carnitas are quite popular as well.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was probably our seventh
This was probably our seventh time dining here and it hasn't disappointed yet! The food was excellent as usual and the service was great thought they were quite busy. Might suggest reservations if you're planning on dining after 6:30.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the guacamole!
The food was great, but the guacamole was amazing! Cute place, really nice patio space, very helpful staff.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food with high noise level
We really enjoy Zocalo. We have eaten there several times before seeing a production at a nearby theater. This time the food was up to its usual excellent level, but the feeling that spring is in the air apparently brought people out earlier than usual and amped up the noise level so that it was hard to carry on a conversation. Nonetheless, we will return in the future.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Wonderful Find...Recommended
We were looking for a Mexican restaurant in Boston for a family event and came across Zacalo. We had a wonderful time in every respect. Food was wonderful, unique, well prepared and well presented. We had a reservation and the restaurant was ready for us when we arrived. Service was first rate. Value was excellent. We will definitely return soon.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy mexican in Boston
I truly enjoyed my experience at Zocalo Boston. It is in a great part of the South End of Boston yet on a quiet street. The food is delicious. I did not feel full after I finished which is a pleasure.Mexican food can sometimes leave you sluggish and it did not. It was just right.
My only complaint is staff. The waitress was very nice but it seemed to be to busy for her to handle. I believe they may not have had enough waiters/waitresses on that evening and it was a suprise being on a holiday weekend.
Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who would love Mexican food in the Southend of Boston.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, Fresh, Food with Flair
This restaurant caters to our office for lunch often and I have always enjoyed the food. I had an early dinner (5pm) at Zocalo this Saturday and everything was delicious from the fresh made guacamole served in a molcajate to ceviche to chili relleno. This is upscale food with lots of flavor. I'll definitely return to sample more of the menu.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service, amazing food
The best guacamole I've ever had -- and the rest of the food was equally excellent, as was the service. Top notch.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gluten Free Options
We loved that almost everything on the Menu was Gluten Free! The food was fresh, flavorful and delicious and our server was great!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites
The food is AWLAYS amazing. The service and can be moderate at best. The waiters are all very nice but they are slow and dont check up on the table for drink refills ect. We were a large group on the tuesday night, the place was very slow and our waitress was very busy flirting with another waiter....but she was sweet. LOVE the drinks and the FOOD! Definitely go, just keep on top of the waiters...
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
So much fun!
We had a great time celebrating our friend's birthday! The waitor, Javier, was fun and energetic - definitely made our night!! Great food, AMAZING SANGRIA, great time!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Table for 2 (or more)
Most times if I want to go out with my husband, I can choose between romantic and trendy. The vibe of Zocalo is a hybrid. While we sat at a table and felt like we had the privacy of a romantic restaurant, there was bustling all around us. Our waiter was kind and attentive, but not obtrusive. The food was full of flavor, color and variety. I will go back with a large party.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go for the Margaritas and Guac!
I go to Zocalo quite a bit. The first time I went I sat at the bar where they had two amazing bartenders who did a phenomenal job. The next couple times I went, I also had great food with great service. The last couple times I've gone, I've had the same waiter who leaves a lot to be desired. He isn't very attentive, seems annoyed to be taking your order, and is terrible at checking in to make sure you are set with everything. It's unfortunate because he always seems to be working outside which is where I'd prefer to be when it's so nice out!
So I definitely think it's worth going, but would stick to sitting inside or at the bar!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, excellent waitress.
The artwork in this place is really nice. The front wall opens up to the outside so it feels like an outdoor cafe even though we were sitting inside on a rainy evening. Waitress was excellent. I had the salad, which was superb, and I am pretty picky about salads. Also had the excellent chicken flautas. There are expensive things on the menu but there are also cheap ones, such as the $4 Tecate.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit and we bought 4 additional people with. From start to finish it was outstanding. We all enjoyed the amazing appetizers, fresh guacamole, tuna ceviche and the flautas. Their cocktails were light and refreshing especially when it was 90+ outside. The cilantro, lime, ginger cocktail was my favorite. The cozy little area outside with the lights is relaxing and there was not much traffic, so quiet. I chose the Baja style shrimp tacos as dinner, awesome as ever. All my other diners raved about the food. Will be back again with more friends!!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zocalo is a little hidden from the main street but worth the search! My boyfriend and I went here on a Sunday night and it was amazing. The food was great and service fantastic. Outdoor seating isn't very scenic but a nice option on beautiful days. I will definitely go here again and recommend it to others.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & fun atmosphere
The food is amazing & the guacamole is to die for. Margaritas are delicious! We came early for our reservation to grab a drink & catch up. They were so accommodating and made sure we were comfortable at the bar & even offered up the downstairs. Service was impeccable & we had such a fun night.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome new management
It had been a while since I had been to Zocalo and I was happy to see that: 1. the food was still as good- if not better, and 2. the new management is solid. It was a pleasure meeting Alan and enjoying the mango infused shots. And if you enjoy cocktails as much as every American, try out the Cilantro Lime Martini...it is awesome.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - too loud
As with our past experiences with Zocalo, the food was excellent. Everyone (6) enjoyed their entrees and, as always, we found it to be good food that happened to have a Mexican origin/flair, rather than being stock Mexican. However, the evening was made less than pleasant by overly loud music played over the sound system. We found it necessary to shout across the table to be heard even though the restaurant was only about 50% occupied (it was late on a Monday evening). We couldn't seem to impress upon the saff that it was too loud. While it won't prevent us from coming back, we will definitely discuss with the staff on the way in the next time to make sure we won't have to shout again.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
AWESOME GIRLS NIGHT OUT
The gucamole was so ridiculously good its not funny. The margaritas were also amazing - i'd recommend the hibiscus ; its very sweet.. Had a great time from check in to check out !
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great hidden gem
This was my first time at this restaurant. I had noticed a few other restaurants on the street, but it always seemed like this quiet tucked away corner. I was happy to finally give it a try and the place was great. The food was excellent, the service was amazing and the weather was great so we sat outside. Great a dining experience all in all.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We both enjoyed our experience.
We both enjoyed our experience. The food was very good, service was solid and the atmosphere comfortable.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, a little pricey
Very good food, a little pricey all things considered,
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a SoCal transplant, I'm always looking for decent Mexican food in the Boston area. Zocalo was a nice find. Tasty tacos and chicken enchiladas and great margaritas. We'll definitely be back.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and excellent service. The staff went above and beyond to please. If you like guacamole this is the place to be. I nice little hidden gem. The meals were both excellent.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
I love the chicken enchiladas at this place. Excellent margaritas, unlimited chips and salsa and outdoor seating, how can you go wrong?
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Were seated downstairs so
Were seated downstairs so it was pretty quiet. Great food and atmosphere! I would definitely recommend it to my friends!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit the bill
My father was coming into the city for dinner, he has pretty simple taste, chiken parm and fish & chips kinda guy...and it can be hard to find something in the city that fits that bill. He loves Mexican. This worked perfectly and we had a great night.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique take on Mexican
Heard about this place on TV Diner. Great place to eat outside, drinks were very good. Had the jalapeno infused margarita. Yummy. Guacamole was very good along with the salsa. Had a great spice to it.
Menu wasn't your typical tex mex. The Chipotle chicken dish was a delicious blend of spice and flavor. Would go again for sure!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the food! The atmosphere was fun, though it was a little loud. The staff was great! I would definitely recommend this place and will head back there when next in Boston.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was visiting my daughter
I was visiting my daughter at school in Boston and we went to Zocalo. We were greeted right away and taken to out table. The Waiter was very attentive, food was great and we really enjoyed it. My daughter is planning to go back soon with her friends.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
good mexican food, nice margaritas
its a lively spot with good food and nice margaritas. my dining partner had the special of the day - a delicious cod fish with mexican flavors, mashed sweet potatoes and spinach. The seasoning and toppings on the fish were delicious. I went for the tuna ceviche and beef tacos. The ceviche was good with a nice blend of flavors overall, but a bit over powering on the spiciness. Still good but could have been better. The beef tacos were perfect size and flavor - the slaw and other condiments were wonderful. Lastly the dessert of mexican bread putting with cinnamon ice cream was the perfect ending to a great dinner.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought my boyfriend here
I brought my boyfriend here on a date night/celebratory dinner. He is originally from Southern Cali and of course loves his mexican food. We both were very impressed by the food. The tableside guacamole was amazing and the salsa was so good we took two containters to go. No complaints over the main dishes either and of course the margaritas went down smooth. I would definately recommend this place to anyone looking for a mexican dish. I can't wait until we visit again.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Refined but a bit overpriced
Good Margaritas. Carne Asada, Tacos and Ceviche were all excellent. However, they should ship over the hand-made corn tortillas from their friends at Ole in Cambridge -- makes a huge difference.
Enchiladas de Pollo was the big disappointment. Sauce was way too sweet and the dish is overpriced at $18 (although I think the least expensive entree on the menu). For persecutive, Rick Bayless' place in L.A., Red O, sells the same dish for $17 and it's sublime (Red O is also way more upscale in general and Bayless is a "celebrity" chef).
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the restaurant, food
Loved the restaurant, food and atmosphere. Looking forward to going again.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friend and I decided to try zocalos after wanting to find an upscale Mexican restaurant. This is on the same block as red lantern and the Brahmin rounding out a great location for dining. I would recommend this location to anyone looking for great chips and salsa, guacamole and chicken fajitas. The test of the menu boasted vibrant selections and different combinations
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely Recommend Zocalo
Our server at Zocalo made the experience the best possible. He was very attentive and paying attention to small requests we didn't even ask for (carried our friends purse to the other side of the table to put it on another seat so she didn't have to hold it, ran outside when he noticed our leftovers were still on the table after we left the restaurant).
There were a couple of things that went wrong, but management came over immediately to apologize and made it up to us!
Overall a great experience for a large group who like to talk loudly and eat good food!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM