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About Zocalo

Zocalo is taken from the name referring to the main square right in the middle of Mexico City, so you can bet that you are in for an authentic dining experience at this restaurant. Featuring a large variety of your traditional favorites, Zocalo also has quite a few chef-inspired creations that you will want to be sure to try. The chicken mole pablano is one such innovative dish that packs some powerful flavor sure to please.

If you are looking for a new happy hour spot, Zocalo offers up some daily drink specials that will make the occasion extra memorable.

187 10th St Ne
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday : 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
10th Street and Piedmont

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 249-7576

Website:
http://www.richardsandoval.com/zocalo

Entertainment:
We have the answer to your late-night cravings.

Whether you"re in the mood for a little more dancing or some late night snacks, Noche Zocalo will have you covered. Stay tuned for more details.

Executive Chef:
Lucero Martinez-Obregon

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Zocalo Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Casual (3)
People Watching (3)
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Fun (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Authentic (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was some of the best Mexican I ever had. However, it was quite loud and I was hit on a few times which made me feel uncomfortable. But overall the food was solid.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Too loud to think. This is not the place to go when you want to catch up with friends as you have to practically yell. It is clearly a great local hangout. The Margaritas were overpriced. We purchased a pitcher for $39.00 and the pitcher was completely full of ice resulting in probably less than 12 oz each of actual margarita for the 3 of us. But all of it could have been forgiven if the service had been even decent. We sat for 10 minutes without anyone even acknowledging us. When our waiter did - his comment was “I saw you looking around so I assumed I needed to come over”. BTW - the margaritas took another 15 minutes to receive. We asked someone else for some paper napkins and our waiter snapped at us for getting someone else involved and then we finally got up to get the napkins. I will never go back and will never recommend it. But clearly others really enjoy the activity and I suppose are there for the “party” atmosphere.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was good but the zucchinis with mushrooms were too salty and after I sent them back, they were too oily.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious Tex-Mex and great value! We were a party of 11 celebrating 3 birthdays. Staff served us with a smile and explained the menu to the newbies. Highly and enthusiastically recommend!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was a bit noisy, but that was expected being that it was Friday Night. I wish i would have done some research, i was looking for a quiet place to have dinner with my wife since it was her birthday. The food was very good and so were the drinks. This is the second Richard Sandoval restaurant that i have been to and have been satisfied with the service and food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was okay, but high on salt; not marginally better than Frogs down the street. Cocktails and margaritas were inventive. The mole salsa instead of pico is interesting. Location is lively in Midtown. Service was only okay.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was a fun place! I enjoyed the fresh air. Baja Tacos are really good!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food isn't spectacular, but it's always good and the beer is cold. On a warm afternoon, sitting on the patio, that's about as much as any of us deserves.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was great, but it took so long to place an order it was ridiculous. It wasn't crowded at all, but it took about 45-60 minutes to get the waiter to come take our order. One of the party had to leave due to time constraints.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We wanted to try some Mexican in Midtown and hadn't tried this place yet. The food wasn't the best Mexican I've had. The margaritas were great though. Looks like a neighborhood gem. Will be back for what looks like a Sunday Funday!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I would have absolutely loved this place if I was back in undergrad. The crowd was pretty young, the conversations were loud, and the music was even louder. The food was good (I had the hanger steak tacos and my husband the fish tacos), and the menu had lots of unmarked gluten-free options. But the slow, inattentive service and exuberant conversation and music made it not so enjoyable for our lazy Sunday lunch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great food- especially the salsa with the chips. And I had 2 mojitos- yummy. Nice professional staff, as well.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great spot for a casual meal. Great food. I had the Chile Rellano and it was delish!! Excellent people watching - very diverse crowd which was the best part of the place!

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very disappointing. We had a reservation for a lunch meeting for 25 people, and only 10 people received their food, after waiting for over an hour. The rest of us had to leave and ended up going back to the office to get food from our lunch cafeteria! The bad part was this event was a get-together for team members that are out of town, and we wanted to show them a good time. Well, that didn't go well. Needless to say, we will not be going here for lunch again.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great authentic Mexican food. Excellent service! This is a very popular spot and why I love Open Table. Had a reservation for 9pm and when we arrived I overheard the hostess tell the folks in front of us that there was an hour wait.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Our server was preoccupied with taking shots.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 13, 2017

the food was good, service was great and we'll be returning on our next business trip because they were so nice.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Jose was an amazing server and we had a wonderful afternoon.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2017

While the reviews were good on OpenTable our experience was not.

It was noisy - largely empty.
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The service was pleasant and the food was avergae

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Class reunion lunch

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Always busy at night. Good (not outstanding) food. Reasonable prices. Good bartenders. Fun, lively atmosphere. Neighborhood hangout. Been going for years, never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Chose Zocalo for a bachelorette party brunch. Often times, large groups can be annoying and/or loud resulting in begrudged service. Fortunately, that was not the case here. Zocalo was accommodating and treated us like every other customer. It was outdoor-ish seating. The food was phemonaml and so were the drinks.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2017

No good food.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2017

We've always had great meals at Zocalo. One of the great things to et when visiting here is the table side guacamole. Their Carnitas are also really well done, nice and juicy but still with those crispy bits as well. The outdoor dining is also great on a warm evening. It can get packed on Saturday afternoons and weekends, so we usually visit on weeknights. One of our favorite mexican places in Atlanta.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 17, 2017

The food and service were incredible. Very clean plating and good quality food.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2017

I had to modify my reservation from 14 people to 18 and it was not a problem at all. They were extremely accommodating. The staff was very friendly and skilled. Great job! I'll come back to Zocalo, no doubt about it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2017

The food is always amazing. Service is very friendly but not always efficient. Drinks are delicious! One of my very favorite midtown hangouts.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Good exp! Yummy drinks and Mexican food, would recommend!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Really enjoyed this place! Food was great and our server, Patrick, took care of our pretty large group of 18. Drinks were generous and tasted awesome. Food was very, very good. Absolutely would go there again.

Tags: People Watching, Vegan, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Only outdoor seating. Was very loud.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2016

We had a great lunch at Zocalo. There were not many others dining at the time. Menu was reasonably priced. The margaritas seemed to be pre-made.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Food was good. Service wasn't bad.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2016

This restaurant was absolutely perfect. I celebrated my 18th birthday here and I couldn't have been happier. I had 20 guests and the place was packed on a Saturday night but they still made me feel important. The music was amazing, me and all my friends sung pretty much every song that came on and the food was amazing for the cheap prices. If you're looking to celebrate and want quality but affordable, Zocalo is the place to go. All of my guests told me they had a lot of fun and loved Zocalo.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2016

It's a good hangout type of a restaurant and stays pretty busy.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 22, 2016

I took a group of twelve to Zocalo for lunch and the food and service was great. It wasn't too busy for lunch and they were able to accommodate us with no problem. As you can imagine, with 12 of us at lunch we tried a lot of dishes and appetizers and I heard nothing but great comments on the food from the group and this group has been known to express their displeasure when food is not good or up to par. I would definitely go back for another group lunch and I am thinking about making the drive for lunch or dinner with my wife which is a haul from where I live.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 6, 2016

This was a fun place for good Mexican food! and Margaritas! (This Texan approves of the flavors here)

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vip
·Dined on August 4, 2016

Great stop on the way home from work with friends

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Kind of crowded, but really good brunch deal. The drinks were amazing. Food was alright. All the tacos were soggy and seemed as if they had been sitting under a warmer for a little bit. Some of the best salsa I've ever eaten though!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 22, 2016

I think the bartender with the beard made it a good experience for me. He was very engaged and involved.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 2, 2014

Zocalo has been known to be one of the better traditional Mexican places in Atlanta. If you go, look beyond the typical tacos and enchiladas to try their meat dishes. While more expensive, their Chicken Mole dish is excellent, a bit larger than most dishes, and worth a few dollars more. Their mole sauce is wonderful, complex, but not overpowering to the chicken. It's also served with deliciously creamy milk-rice on the side, which I have never seen served at a Latin restaurant in Atlanta. Despite the excellent food, the service this day was very lacking. We were one of only about 3-4 tables at the time, yet our drinks ran low on 3 separate occasions. We had to yell for the server, who put down her phone, and refilled us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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