Zocalo Midtown

4.4
1987 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional Mexican
Kid and walk-in friendly, great for groups, and a celebration destination known for its fine Mexican cuisine, happy hour, and craft cocktails—Zocalo has been a staple of the Midtown and Sacramento dining scene for over twelve years. Offered in a beautifully refurbished 1920s automobile dealership decorated with original artwork from Tlaquepaque, Mexico—Zocalo’s warm hospitality, fresh regional Mexican food, private dining, and commitment to customer service are designed to transform the ordinary act of eating into an extraordinary and memorable experience.
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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Menu 4:00pm-4:45pm

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Zocalo be offering a four course candle lit dinner with a handcrafted cocktail per guest for all of our indoor reservations. Our Valentines Day menu will start at 4pm and will run till closing. We do keep all reservations to 1 hour and 30 minutes from their reservation start time. Our prices vary throughout the night so please check back to see updated pricing for that evening.
  • Valentine's Day Menu 5:00pm-8:30pm

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Zocalo be offering a four course candle lit dinner with a handcrafted cocktail per guest for all of our indoor reservations. Our Valentines Day menu will start at 4pm and will run till closing. We do keep all reservations to 1 hour and 30 minutes from their reservation start time. Our prices vary throughout the night so please check back to see updated pricing for that evening.
  • Valentine's Day Menu 8:45pm-10:00pm

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Zocalo be offering a four course candle lit dinner with a handcrafted cocktail per guest for all of our indoor reservations. Our Valentines Day menu will start at 4pm and will run till closing. We do keep all reservations to 1 hour and 30 minutes from their reservation start time. Our prices vary throughout the night so please check back to see updated pricing for that evening.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1987 people are saying
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KHKH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent Food! Nice Ambience
Great variety for vegetarians.

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Candio
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant inside. The staff was efficient and attentive but you don’t order with the waitress. Everything online. So your waitress that you tip is only filling your water glass.
The food came out FAST, almost like fast food! The quality was better than fast food but I think a lot of the food is made a head of time. It was good but not great. It’s like the decor and ambiance don’t match the food. I just prefer ordering with a person who can make recommendations or I can ask for “ dressing on the side” etc. Not dissatisfied or disappointed at all!! Just know what your getting. Prices do match food quality so that’s good!

MB
vipMrBiz
Sacramento
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great service and food, but prices have increased. Just a couple dollars shy of a Ulysses S. Grant for a pitcher of blackberry Marg.

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Widizzle
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are very happy with the food here. Cilantro lime rice is amazing, along with beer battered fish tacos. Black berry margarita is very delicious. This place was able to accommodate our complicated diet, some of us are gluten free, and vegan.

YM
YourMom
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I understand that due to Covid, Zocalo is protecting their servers. I am afraid I did not like the on line ordering. All from the phone and it was a bit difficult to maneuver. Once it was done, our drinks and food were delivered but no one ever stopped by to see if everything was ok, did we need anything else. We were done for quite awhile when a server came to ask if we needed boxes, we said yes. It took another 20 minutes to get the boxes. They never removed our plates. Again, I understand the protocols for Covid, but it would have been nice to have a thank you and maybe a goodbye and thank you for coming in.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were nice and food was good.
The ordering through the phone works well

CC
CherieC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my sisters birthday! We had a wonderful time. Ambiance was beautiful, servers were extremely attentive, our food was delicious and the music was on point.

JS
JohnS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service a little slow but not bad. Very loud- too loud!

MM
MaggieM
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved It! Baja Fish Tacos were sublime!
Can't wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The contact-free menu system continues to be tedious. Nobody comes by to check anymore if you need anything during your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, ambiance, food was delicious!

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Strebla
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service 10/10! We enjoyed our experience!

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georginar
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good and drinks were great.

Only issue was their billing system. Some items had listed “paid” but on their system it wasn’t showing paid. It made of difficult for us to pay the bill and some orders were added to other people’s bills.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Was initially disappointed about the horrible order by phone method but was relieved to still get assistance from an actual human, it almost felt normal. Taking away human to human interaction especially at a restaurant should never occur. Food was fairly priced and the venue is beautiful as always

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great ambiance! Great way to start the day!

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IsaiasR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We had to use only the scan code. Waitress never even offered water and did not come around at all. Only the folks to drop off the food.

JA
JerroldA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Be ready to use your phone for all the menu ordering, it’s easy but you do all of the ordering w help from staff as needed. The phone menu requirement is a pivot to safer public dining. However it takes away from the full service feel. Trying to order at the same time as the rest of your table is a challenge. Enjoy!

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luv2dine
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good; food was delicious! The restaurant is loud; please turn down the music.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, prices reasonable.

As with anything right now, Covid has put a strain on service. Not my ideal experience to do my own ordering through the phone, but I had known that going in after seeing reviews.

BH
BillH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive service from multiple staff members. Food was fast and delicious. The Blackberry Margarites are not to be missed!

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Lafeliz1
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful decor and ambiance. Really enjoyed being there for delicious food and drinks.

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IsaiasR
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Everything was great except for our waitress forgot about our drinks and disappeared for 1 hour we had to reach out to different waiters for help and finally our waitress came again and once again forgot our drinks and We had to ask someone else for help. We later saw her at the bar .!it looks like she was busy celebrating new years.not good, service but great place and environment. Its not usually like that with the service..

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco Salad was great !

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Joey
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Special lunch for husbands birthday, seated upon arrival with reservation. Disappointed to have to order using phone app, was looking to disconnect from phone. Menu limited due to COVID. Just learned chips and salsa were complimentary, we never received any upon seating, did receive water. Food was delicious. Service limited. Ordered cocktail from bar and Mojito did not taste traditional, something was off. Most likely not to return for indoor experience, will consider curbside in the future.

JD
JosephD
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and blackberry Margaritas were amazing.

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AlbertoS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I love the ambiance and food. I just hate the new online ordering it’s WAY too complicated.

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Cheryl
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We love eating at Zocalo Midtown, but this time seemed more like the lunch was an afterthought - pozole was lukewarm and it took us to bring attention to the hostess to request more chips and salsa.

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johno
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Had a reservation, place almost empty, seated next to the kitchen?
Music too loud.
Idiotic computer menu/self-order set up.
Paltry menu/food choices.
Friendly staff had to spend unnecessary time helping us with the self order, ultimately spent more time just taking our order!
bottom line, going out to eat should be a pleasurable experience. we’ve been to Zócalo‘s a few times and it was outstanding. We won’t be back.
we understand that the virus protocols required of our idiotica state governor are the issue, however, the self ordering thing completely nullifies the concept of a pleasant dining experience, and being waited on, rather than waiting on ourselves. In other words what’s the point? We would’ve been just as happy, if not happier going to a Taco Bell drive-through. additionally, we feel bad for the wait staff as it has got to cut down on their tips. We don’t mind tipping to be waited on.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good, I do not like the ordering through your phone and told the manager I wanted the server to take orders. Why pay to dine out when you are doing everything yourself. Manager working night of 12/27/21 was not helpful. The server for our table was great as were the food runners. The restaurant does have great ambiance I will give it another chance.

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Nina
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Terrible service from our waitress. All other wait staff was very nice. Food was good. Great atmosphere.

Separately, they really need to fix the toilets in the ladies room. They don't flush properly. So even though the bathroom is well appointed and generally clean, it's not very pleasant if you have to go.

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Debbie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was excellent as was our server. Very limited wine list. Big problem with ordering food & drinks using our phones. Drinks came out after 2 dinners were already served and the remaining dinners came out over the next 20 minutes. it would have been nice to eat at the same time. Tried to order more drinks during dinner but unable to do so on 3 different phones. Need big improvement on using the phone app. This didn't work for our group of 7.

KL
KateL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks are very tasty, somewhat pricey. It's decorated nicely but it is a bit noisy.

BB
BuckB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zocalo was delicious! Service was great and attentive.

GS
GaleS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Ordering app was cumbersome and food was cold.

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Billcrest
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rosa our waitress was so helpful at navigating the QR code and app that I desperately needed help with. A big thank you goes out to Rosa’s customer service

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LISAG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Absolutely did not like the no menu policy and had to order from your phone. Too confusing too much to do when all I wanted was to be waited on stress-free evening. There was so much confusion that my wonderful waiter took our order by hand.

MB
MicheleB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time there and had a great evening. Staff was swamped, but they were amazing and super friendly. Made it a great night with great friends. (Seemed the rest of the restaurant was having fun too)
Will definitely be back! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the beautiful ambience. Took my 9year old and 5year old out on a girls date night to the Ballet. They enjoyed the food as well. Heat lamps available outside and service was fast. The pozole was amazing but a little on the thick side, I prefer mines a little bit “more brothy”.

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Linds
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Crowded with no seats for those waiting—stood for about 1 hour. Food good but delivered at different times.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zocalo Midtown using the Order Online button. Zocalo Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 441-0303.

Zocalo Midtown is rated 4.4 stars by 1987 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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