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Zocalo Cleveland
Zocalo Cleveland
  • Address:
    2071 East 4th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    Downtown Cleveland / E. 4th Street
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Zocalo Cleveland Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Zocalocleveland.com
  • Phone: (216) 781-0420
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Todd Dicillo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a small private dining room for 18 people as well as separate dining rooms on different levels for parties up to 100.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Grasso (216) 781-0420
  • Entertainment: Located on East 4th street across from the Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field. We offer live music in the summer and live music on the street.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prospect
  • Public Transit: RTA and free trolley available downtown.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet located on East 4th street, enter on
    Prospect. Street parking is also available as well as pay lots around the arenas.
A word from Zocalo Cleveland
Fresh, authentic, flavorful and plentiful are words that define our cuisine here at Zócalo Mexican Grill & Tequileria. We celebrate the unique ingredients and spices that are so indigenous to the varying regions of Mexico; our recipes capture these flavors to provide you the different styles of Mexican cuisine from three distinct culinary regions in Mexico. Zócalo allows our guests to get a taste of Mexico without ever having to leave Cleveland"s East Fourth Neighborhood.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Small portions, your Average mexican restaurant. We expected more from a restaurant in this location. Good service but they were not busy at all. Somewhat disappointed!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We ate outdoors on the E 4th patio, although the decor and ambiance indoors was fun as well. We all ordered something different from the menu - from salads to carnitas. Very good experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Our main dishes lacked taste - guacamole was just ok - refried beans were bland and soupy - margaritas were average at best. Even though location is good for having dinner outside on east 4th on a busy and buzzing weekend night, we will not return . Can find much better Mexican fare elsewhere in Clevland area."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was my second time eating here, first time was a few years ago and it was great! This time was not the same. Unfortunately the food was horrible, to the pint we could barely eat it. I had a combo meal of a chicken taco and a bean burrito. The wait for the food took a bit long. My taco was soggy and fell apart the second I picked it up. The chicken tasted like canned chicken. The rice and beans that came on the side we in edible. The beans inside of my bean burrito tasted sour, I couldn't get past a few bites of it. After a $40 dinner, my boyfriend left there hungry because his food was so bad. The only good thing we had was the mango black bean guacamole. Was really disappointed with the food that we received."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Zocalo has food that is more authentic than you will find at most mexican restaurants around town. It's central location is perfect of where one may be off to in the downtown area. The restaurant is spacious so you don't feel confined. The service was attentive and we made it to the ball game with time to spare."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is not a "good" restaurant by any means. It is not authentic mexican or even good american mexican. The chips for the chips and salsa are fresh made, but they were completely soggy. When we told the waitress she said she knows and she keeps telling the cooks, but they keep coming out the same. ummmm…okay. Two of us ordered the carnitas tacos - flavorless and dry. Two others ordered the enchiladas - also dry. Don't know how you can make enchiladas dry. Two others ordered fish tacos - one grilled, one fried. The fried was the only meal that got a good review. I haven't been here in years and this trip made me remember why. I won't be going for years again until I forget about this terrible experience."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The guac made at the table is good, and our server was very good, but the food lacked flavor and the house margarita was very weak. Good atmosphere on a Monday night but I would not go back, considering the food flavors and cost."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We had reservations for 2(before Indians' game). I wanted to sit in the front by the open space & was told those seats are not for reservations. We sat in the back corner. Why make reservations??? Service was good. Chip were cold, salsa very bland. I ordered a salad, they forgot the guac & salsa. This was annoying....the seats in our booth were so low that the table was up to my chest! I felt like a toddler. This was my 2nd time and probably last. When I sat down and opened the menu it was splattered with dried salsa. Pretty gross."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Have been here a few times and it did not disappoint. Love how you get guacamole, sour cream and salsa with your entrees. We only had one so-so meal on cinco de mayo but we'll give it a pass because they were extremely busy that day. Love the chimichangas and great margarita menu/happy hour drink list. We brought our friends from out of town and they really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is not the best Mexican food I have had. However, it is far from the worst. Having reservations worked out great, as the place was filling up prior to the Indians' game. I would recommend it, but do not expect a gourmet experience."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Every staff member at Zocalo enjoys their job and it shows by how they treat their guest. The food is great and the service it top notch even on a very busy Saturday night."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The restaurant was suffocatingly hot and the food was average at best. We will not be returning and of all the cool places to eat downtown, I am sorry I chose this one."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food and service received. The special for the night was awesome for everyone. We enjoyed the food, half price margaritas and tacos were awesome. We will definitely return and recommend this location to friends and family."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Patrick, our server was amazing! He was very attentive, even with a full restaurant. Great food and drinks!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "a 3.5 but that wasn't an option. I was worried about what our party of 5 would experience given mixed reviews, but due to last minute search on OT, it was the only 6-7p slot Ressie we could find in the Gateway area. We were pleasantly surprised w/food quality & gluten free option. check out my detailed review on Urban Spoon. Only drawbacks were: * Key West margarita frozen had no kick which for the price, you'd expect it would. *chips- 1st batch seemed stale/chewy; 2nd batch warm and crispy but VERY greasy. *womens' restroom- water was SCALDING hot (visible STEAM) and no way to adjust; overflowing wastebaskets; unusable handicap stall which was a stop for someone w/flu or tequila flight rookie. Overall,-more satisfied than dissatisfied."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I took a group of eight to this restaurant after a meeting. The table was ready when we got there. The atmosphere was fun and the food was good. The service was also very good. Very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Was there when Mexico was playing Croatia so the Mexican fans were a little loud. But food was good. Enjoyed my margarita and happy hour prices. Like the vibrancy and the design of the restaurant. Server was good and was efficient. The hostess could have smiled a little more - to be more welcoming."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was great, Margaritas were better. The staff was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I made reservations on one day's notice and we arrived with everything in place (party of 9). The atmosphere was lively and fun with multiple TVs playing World Cup Soccer. The facilities were clean, the service and food was good. Since I was the recommending person of our party, I was pleased to bring our crew to this venue and we had a great time. Many Thanks."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I took a group of ten for dinner. Didn't know it was Taco Tuesday. The restaurant was extremely loud. This would be good for a game night but not much else"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "First time coming to your place. We were placed between 2 bachorlette parties. Both being extremely loud!!!! Even the waitress couldn't speak loud enough to take our orders. Very disappointed. Meal was OK but nothing to write home about. Was hoping for more of a wow factor considering that there is a Food Network Chef attached to this place. The waitress tried so hard to take care of us but it was beyond her control. The final note that killed it for us was the trip to the women's washroom. Toilet paper and paper towels all over the floor. The best was that there was a female employee leaving after she put some toilet paper in the stalls. So very sad to see it in that state. Really didn't even want to use the washroom. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Been dining here several times as E. 4th street is close to arena and ballpark. Had the combo this time ... lots of food and great presentation."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Drink menu is way overpriced. Food was good but portions are off on certain dishes. The service was excellent though. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food at Zocalo's is always great. It's very reasonably priced! The only problem I had this time around was the server wasn't very attentive and seemed to be constantly in a rush. Also all of the tables and booths I've ever sat in are very uncomfortable. The seats are low and the tables are high. Makes for an uncomfortable bad combination."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I want to like this place but I am disappointed every time I eat there. The food quality is just horrible and nothing tastes right. Small portions too. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Very beautiful restaurant upon arrival. Spacious nice décor no crowd. Beautiful day and asked to be seated in the sun in the front. We were told only parties of 7 or more were allowed in front even thought we saw two six top tables. My margarita tasted like a pina colada. Food I had the fajitas. Chicken way over cooked and dry. We were seating next to a table of about eight or 10 of rude adults and even ruder children. Very loud patronizing their kids of approximately 5 yrs old in age. Thanks but pass."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The waiter seemed frazzled the entire time. He dropped a knife off of a plate on my friend's back, hit another of my friends in the head with a menu, everytime he filled my water he would do it over my head so condensation from the pitcher would drip all over me, and we sat for 30 minutes before he took our food order. The food was mediocre. All of my fellow diners had an issue with the food. My steak was dry and chewy, the peppers had a strange spice on them, my friend's chicken was dry and rubbery, and my friend's potatoes were far too spicy. The only thing I can be positive about is the drinks. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The reservation was for two. We got there about 9:15 which was 15 minutes past our reservation, but we were still quickly seated. It was very noisy and crowded when we got there and remained noisy. The bathrooms were a little trashed and the service was slow. It took at least 1/2 hour for the food to come out. We were told the kitchen was backed up. No idea if it is always that chaotic or there was something special going on. I ordered the carnitas which had good flavor, but wasn't given any of the usual pico de gallo or other garnishes. The rice was more of a wild blend and seasoned different than the common Mexican rice, and I wasn't a huge fan of it. The best part of my meal was the peach margarita and the chips and salsa. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I went to Zocalo on a Saturday night. I had never dined there before. The margaritas were excellent as well as the queso dip and guacamole sampler. The meals and salsa, however, were just ok. I was not too impressed with my enchiladas. They were dry. The rice that come with my meal was cold. Our waitress was running around like crazy so it was difficult to simply get refills on water. The restaurant does have a fun vibe and decor. Overall I had a good time, but can't say I was thrilled with the food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was my 2nd trip to Zocala. I believe in giving restaurants more than one chance. Well, Zocala let me down again. The location is great! But that was about the only positive thing I can say. The food was terrible. Looked pretty but lacked flavor. The service was horrendous!! The waiter forgot to take half of our orders. He missed an entire side of the table! Meals were messed up and we waited forever for everything. There are too many choices downtown to ever return here."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I believe only two people were working the lunch shift. Our waitress was hard to find. Spilled a drink and had to clean it up ourselves. Had to go and find a waitress and was told that the bartender and the waitress were helping eachother. But the bartender when I went to get her was on her cell phone. Just wished they paid more attention to the paying patrons."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Had a good time and meal before the Indians Home Opener."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great spot to stop before an event and easy to book. Food was spicy and chips were very salty! But service outstanding and great place for groups in CLE!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was very good and service was wonderful. Would definitely recommend it and go back again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My first time at the restaurant. Good food Very good service. Seating was uncomfortable."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The service for our dinner was awful. The waitress forgot to bring us our drinks on 5 different occasions. We had to remind her that we ordered and then she still forgot it. After waiting 2 hours and telling her twice we wanted to order dinner, she finally took our dinner order. I am generally pretty understanding and tolerant, but this experience was extreme. Unfortunately when I told a few people from work we were going to this restaurant, they warned me. This is supposedly common practice. The good parts: The guacamole was awesome. They made it at the table and we had her make it how we would like it. They also had happy hour $5 apps and drinks. They were a great deal."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Drinks were great. Food was okay. Would go back if we wanted Mexican before a game or event, but it's a step below the ther restaurants in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We arrived at Zocalo as a big rowdy group. They didn't mind and allowed us to continue to have a good time. Our table was not ready right away, but with 12 people in a group you can expect that was going to happen. The Key West Margarita was the best! Get one if you like coconut!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food took an incredibly long time to arrive. Upon arrival, we asked if we'd have enough time as we had to leave in 75 minutes for a show. We were assured we had plenty of time; after asking several times, we finally received part of our meal 15 minutes before we had to leave, and the other part 10 minutes before we had to leave."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was delicious (I recommend the crab-crusted mahi-mahi). The service was extremely polite and prompt, and the margaritas were on point. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014