Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
Zocalo Back Bay
Boston / New England restaurants
Back Bay restaurants
> Zocalo Back Bay information
Reserve at Zocalo Back Bay
on 1,234 lists
Keep track of the places you want to try and share wish lists with friends!
Zocalo Back Bay
35 Stanhope Street
Boston, MA 02116
Getting there ›
$30 and under
More Details ›
Zocalo Back Bay Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm,
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
between Berkeley Street and Clarendon Street at the corner of Cahners Place
Orange Line to Back Bay Station
Green Line to Copley Station or Arlington Station
Street Parking & Parking Garage at 100 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA. Nightly Rate: 5 pm- 7 am $10, Daily Rate: 2 hours or less $18
A word from Zocalo Back Bay
Contemporary Mexican cuisine based on traditional culinary recipes. The outstanding food, impeccable service & vibrant decor offers an unforgettable experience for all.
See all photos >
I had such a great dining
experience! My meal was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The waitress was very friendly and patient. The atmosphere was fun and lively. I will definitely be going back soon!"
Dined on 3/5/2014
We were visiting Boston for the
first time and looking for a "bottomless" brunch. This was the only one we could find--they do a two hour limit, which allowed us plenty of time to enjoy ourselves. Food was delicious and the service was prompt."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Great find; great food and great
time with a small group of friends. The restaurant is small, so it would be hard to accommodate for a large group in one table. Entrees great/generous portions, absolutely loved the portobello/chorizo small plate. The white sangria was also delicious. Will definitely come back because I had such a lovely experience. Thanks!"
Dined on 2/21/2014
The food and service were great,
but the tables are so close together that you have to purposefully ignore the strangers at your side. I think staggering the tables would help with this. It was also pretty loud; I could barely hear our server most of the time. The churros with cinnamon ice cream were outstanding!"
Dined on 2/21/2014
We had a great meal and the
manager took care of a tricky situation with aplomb. Coincidentally, my husband and the patron at the table next to us ordered the same dish and the waiter mistakenly brought it to my husband just after we ordered guacamole to start with. Although my husband didn't touch the dish, the diner next to him refused to accept the plate. The manager kindly wrapped it up for us to take home and made two new dishes. Everyone in our party loved their meals. My only criticism was that the guacamole could have been more flavorful. Perhaps a little salt would have taken care of it. I also loved the valet set-up where you text them and they have the car waiting for you."
Dined on 2/22/2014
Guacamole was awesome! The food
overall was good, but a bit small on the portions."
Dined on 2/15/2014
My husband and I went for a kids
free night on Saturday. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Our waitress was very attentive. We started with a grilled chicken salad with chips and guac. We followed that with chicken fajitas. The food was great, but it's a tight and noisy place. It was so loud the waitress didn't even hear our order of fajitas, so there was a huge gap between our salad and dinner. The restaurant is pretty small and the tables are tiny and packed so tightly together it was hard for the staff and patrons to move around the tables and chairs without bumping into the people sitting. Overall it was good and I would recommend to a friend."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Great for group dinners, Margs and
2 dollar taco's!"
Dined on 2/3/2014
We went there for Saturday dinner.
Two adults, two kids. Salad was very good and tortilla soup was excellent. Gourmet Mexican."
Dined on 1/25/2014
The food and service were
excellent. Not only did the food taste great but it had a beautiful presentation on the plate. Our waiter and all the service was excellent. Our only problem was that the noise level was so loud that we four had difficulty carrying on a conversation."
Dined on 1/24/2014
I had the best veggie enchilada of
my life there. My sister had the best chicken quesadilllas of her life. Go eat the best food of your life."
Dined on 1/9/2014
Great food, attentive service.
Their bar menu is broader than the menu -- I had a caipirinha (Brazilian drink) in this Mexican restaurant, but it was a good drink and a nice compliment to the nachos and salsa."
Dined on 12/19/2013
Best Mexican food I've had. Even
the Margaritas were superb."
Dined on 1/4/2014
Great tapas....try the fried
avocado sticks and guac."
Dined on 1/3/2014
The food is excellent as are the
mixed drinks. The fresh guacamole can't be beat. The only disappointment was the cappuccino - it really shouldn't be offered as it is. But then, perhaps it is my judgment that is in question with ordering one at a Mexican restaurant. Otherwise, my wife and I always enjoy coming to Zocalo and we will be back for more of everything else."
Dined on 12/21/2013
Booked last minute on late
saturday afternoon for a friend and I who were in boston for the day. This was after searching "mexican" on bing. I thought it was the restaurant shown on Guy Fieri's Road Show, but never found out if it was the one. No one there seemed to know. We ordered guacamole immediately and watched the "Guacamole Maker" make up a fresh batch. It was served in a large, heavy, stone bowl with legs! Chips were tastey and crisp. We wanted to lick the bowl! I ordered vegie enchaladas; my friend ordered a pork dish. We both loved our meal. Wait staff was nice, given I'm sure they were preping for their Sat evening crowd. I'll be back and have been sending the word out - took some cards to pass around."
Dined on 12/7/2013
Really wanted to love this
restaurant because of its location, vibe, and overall ambiance. However, the menu options were a bit blase, and the food was fair at best -- overall, our meal lacked the flavor of excellent Mexican cuisine. I did enjoy the margaritas."
Dined on 12/6/2013
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!"
Dined on 11/29/2013
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"
Dined on 11/29/2013
Loved the restaurant, food and
atmosphere. Looking forward to going again."
Dined on 11/16/2013
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."
Dined on 11/2/2013
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)."
Dined on 11/2/2013
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."
Dined on 10/19/2013
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."
Dined on 10/13/2013
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."
Dined on 10/11/2013
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!"
Dined on 9/20/2013
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."
Dined on 9/15/2013
Were seated downstairs so it was
pretty quiet. Great food and atmosphere! I would definitely recommend it to my friends!"
Dined on 9/14/2013
I love the chicken enchiladas at
this place. Excellent margaritas, unlimited chips and salsa and outdoor seating, how can you go wrong?"
Dined on 9/3/2013
We loved that almost everything on
the Menu was Gluten Free! The food was fresh, flavorful and delicious and our server was great!"
Dined on 6/5/2013
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."
Dined on 8/23/2013
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."
Dined on 8/19/2013
Very good food, a little pricey
all things considered,"
Dined on 8/19/2013
We both enjoyed our experience.
The food was very good, service was solid and the atmosphere comfortable."
Dined on 8/18/2013
Having a Condo in Scottsdale and
eating a lot of Spanish and Mexican food... I had high expectations for this place. The YELP reviews were good... a lot of people loved the Guacamole.... " I did not" It was very bland, too much lemon and not unique at all. 1) Tostadas had good flavor... but very messy to eat, not a well executed dish. After 2 bite it looks like garbage on a plate. 2) Noise level was horrible... had a very hard time talking to my date. Would not recommend for a first date. 3) No local draft beers... or draft beer at all that I could see. Strange to be in Boston with no Blue Moon or Sam Adams on draft :) It was just OK..."
Dined on 8/17/2013
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."
Dined on 8/13/2013
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 !"
Dined on 8/8/2013
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."
Dined on 8/6/2013
The food was very good and sevice
started out great but then a larger table took more attention and we were forgotten about. Shouldn't happen as much as it does. On to the next."
Dined on 8/1/2013
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."
Dined on 7/21/2013
More reviews ›
Send a Gift Card for Zocalo Back Bay
Buy now and deliver it instantly by email, or print a beautiful card to give in person.
Buy one today! ›
Larger map ›
Smaller map ›
Like Zocalo Back Bay
Plan your next party here
We aim to design events that suit both your tastes and budget, providing professional service to you and your guests before,
during, and after your event.
Great for events up to:
More details and contact info ›
See Full Restaurant List
Boston / New England Mexican / Southwestern Restaurants
Make a Reservation at Zocalo Back Bay
Las Vegas Restaurants
Los Angeles Restaurants
New England Restaurants
New York Area Restaurants
San Francisco Restaurants
Washington DC Restaurants
Restaurateurs: Join Us
Diner's Choice Winners
Reserve for Others
Help & Support
© 2014 OpenTable, Inc.