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Zocalo Midtown, Sacramento, CA
Award-winning

Zocalo Midtown

4.6
4.6
2675 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (916) 441-0303
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Executive chef
    Brian Castillo
  • Catering
    Zocalo does not cater, but does offer an assortment of takeout party trays at zocalotogo.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Flexible to the needs of each guest, Zocalo offers private dining in its elegant Morelia Room or beautiful patio, making Zocalo an exclusive celebration destination for wedding rehearsal dinners, baby showers, corporate events, birthdays, and holiday parties.
  • Private party contact
    Nolan Sarabia: (916) 441-0303
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,675 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Most Booked

  • Sacramento

    Hot spot

  • Sacramento

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  • Sacramento

    Most Booked

2,675 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure!! Will eat here whenever we get a chance! Love the cilantro lime rice!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Chips and drinks were great! Food cold, service lacking, had to ask for silverware and refills🙁

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noise level too loud. Not able to have a nice conversation with your guests.

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  4. MarinaD

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We did reservation, and said it’s to celebrate birthday. Then we told waiter that we’re celebrating birthday. NOTHING! Special was done to help celebrate our birthday person??? This restaurant doesn’t do anything special for birthdays???

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding experience from beginning to end with a guarantee to leave with a belly full of delicious food made with love. Thank you for a wonderful Sunday brunch with friends.

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  6. JenniferS

    Sacramento

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We fined outside. Our meals were delicious and the Blackberry margaritas were perfect. Our server was so thoughtful and attentive. She made our Easter brunch perfect.

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  7. MichaelD

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice Easter brunch at Zocalo. The brunch selections had something for each of us and the drinks (blood orange paloma, sangria) were delicious. Full menu was also available, which is appreciated. Our server was friendly and attentive, and food service was prompt. Excellent outing at Zocalo, a restaurant we have always enjoyed.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Zocalos. It’s a great spot for dinner with good food and a fun atmosphere. Sadly, this time one of our friends did not get their food for quite a while, and then when it came, it was not cooked properly. But the manager took care of us and even sent us some dessert which just goes to show what a great place this is. Usually the food is spot on. Don’t forget to try the blackberry margaritas!

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  9. MichaelD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table for six, meeting friends. The restaurant was very nice, excellent staff who took care of all our needs while we dined. The snacks brought to our table were delicious, the food was excellent. The Bloody Mary that I ordered while waiting for our friends was in the top five of all time for me. I will definitely be back.

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  10. MichaelAndAaron

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the staff at Zocalo, especially Brandon and our recent server. I wish I could remember her name, but she was just recently promoted from Hostess to Server. Her friendly and attentive service is just one more reason that we keep coming back. Brandon and the weekend morning crew have made our weekends something to look forward to. It brings us joy when the staff reminds me to order a side of bacon, because they know that I give a little bite to our dog. It is the fastest service I have ever witnessed and I have even started a timer on my phone as a joke, because many times our food arrives in less than 5 minutes after ordering. Even if it is a little wet outside, this team ensures we have a dry seat so we can bring our pet with us to breakfast. A shout out to the decoration team, I'm in awe of your elaborate decor during all the holidays throughout the year. To the Kitchen - I cannot imagine a better French toast or weekend brunch taco. You are kitchen magicians and even though I order the same thing, it's delicious every time. Brandon and this entire team make Zocalo our weekend tradition and we thank you.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks at one of our favorite restaurants

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and environment and food was delicious as always

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  13. KyleB

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my wife have made Zocalo are go to place for really good Mexican food!! The cocktails are another plus at this spot and the mole enchiladas are soooo good! America (our server) was outstanding and very attentive for our afternoon date...THANK YOU AMERICA for your outstanding service! Of course, we love this place so we will be back SOON!

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  14. JohnK

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is always exciting and upbeat. The weight staff is always fun. The food is always spot on one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were super accommodating of our large party, and the staff was phenomenal

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  16. NoahP

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience I recommend for a Saturday morning.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious. Salmon Bowl, Mole Enchiladas and Churros/Ice Cream for dessert. Very fun, festive atmosphere and the service was outstanding. Will definitely return when in Sacramento.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service Outstanding!!! Don’t miss out on this treat.

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  19. GaryS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 of my life long friends, me and our wives celebrated the guys March Birthdays over a delicious lunch at Mid Town Zolcalo. It was a leisurely fun occassion. Great service!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere. Great staff. Great food! Can’t wait to go back.

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  21. BethG

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible time. We’ve been to midtown and UV many times. I made reservations at midtown to celebrate a birthday, party of 9. I made the mistake of putting in the reservation comments that we had two children with us. Don’t ever do it. That was our death sentence because we were sat in the very back of the restaurant in the “banquet room” which was cold and sterile and there was a long paper table runner on the table. I had requested a booth. I asked to change our table once I was told where we were sitting, but the hostess was quite short tempered and rude and said “I’m just going to be completely transparent with you: you’re a large party and will not fit in our large booths.” But she could have offered to slide several tables together and did not. We gave in and sat in the back and it was horrible. It was very cold in the room and our service was poor. Our waitress, although nice when she came by, was not in the room frequently enough and we had to wait for drink and chip refills as well as to order. Our tacos and burritos came out with cold filling. We should have sent it all back but did not because we had a 6 and 8 yr old whe were ready to eat. And since when do the tacos americanos come in a basic Taco Bell crunchy shell??? The pepita salad, advertised, with goat cheese, came with no goat cheese so we did request the goat cheese, which was brought out in a side dish. The happy birthday song was sung by 2 staff, definitely underwhelming compared to the tables in the main room who got 4-6 staff to sing. As if all of this wasn’t bad enough, what do we see as we’re exiting? 3 tables pushed together by the window facing Capitol Ave with 10-12 chairs! After years of patronizing them, we wont be back. Definitely didn’t appreciate the complete lack of customer service, the rude hostess with cleavage proudly displayed (tacky) who would not change our table and the cold food. Too many great Mexican food restaurants in Sacramento to suffer through Zocalos again.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super lovely place for a quick lunch date. Happy hour menu was very nice and the options were not too bad either for the price. Will definitely return for maybe a dinner time!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It would have been nice if our waitress was available during the times we needed her for refills or just basic service needs. We had to wave down other staff members. It wasn’t too busy during the time we went. So other than that food was great and atmosphere was upbeat and the ambience was perfect for any occasion

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  24. AlfonsoM

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place with great food and better service!

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  25. Piranha

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We have always had a good experience at Zocalo but it was hampered by the waitress Mayra who was aloof and didn’t want to do anything for our table. Thanks to the busier who replenished water and chips. Mayra was asked to split the bill in two and she said that she couldn’t do that . We have eaten at Zocalo at least 15+ times and never had a problem. When she brought the bill she just said how much would we like to put on whomevers card …she impatiently waited as we while we tallied up the bill with our phones, tax and tip. Bad attitude

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  26. Brandon

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The worst service I've ever had at Zocalo. Everyone sitting outside in our same area kept asking for things repeatedly and people never brought them. There was no follow up from waiters.

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  27. KrisW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, authentic central Mexican flavors. Great place to take someone who’s visiting town, but not your everyday dinning spot because of the price range.

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  28. JeffH

    Sacramento

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great! One of my go-to spots..We did happy hour food this time, good value..

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great good, I would definitely recommend.

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  30. JudyM

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant! Awesome ambiance! Delicious food! Outstanding service.

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  31. ChristineR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 11 celebrating my daughter saying Yes to the dress! 1:30pm reservation on a Sunday.. the restaurant was packed! This didn’t affect our dining experience at all. What amazing service we received. Our waitress, America V, was awesome! Super attentive, super friendly, busy helping others yet she was always right there when we needed something. Thank you, America, for being a part of our already perfect and special day.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We reserved a birthday party and requested to be put in a more private room that was supposed to be shared with another party. They gave our reservation to someone else and we were right next to the door. We had verified our reservation and 45 minutes before the party started as well, and it was still given away their excuse for accountability. Is that the employee or staff that I confirm with was New. Extremely disappointed

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  33. ACDC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The team went out of their way to accommodate our party and the food, drinks and service was excellent as always. This is one of our favorite places as we invite out of town guests to experience dining here. The only comment is the noise level is a little high and it can be difficult to talk to your table guests at times. Overall, a great in-house team makes dining here a great experience and we frequent at least one of the Zocalo's restaurants once a month. Cheers!

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  34. EricM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great food and entertainment for certain when celebrating birthdays!!

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  35. AnthonyT

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been to Zocalo before…. Food is very nice, service was good. This place is kinda loud - we knew what to expect.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great happy hour! Food was great! NICE resaurant! Amazing value!

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  37. SACFoodie

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time. I wish something can be done about the inside noise level. You practically have to yell to your partner to hear.

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  38. Champagne

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Reservation was cancelled by restaurant last minute, they inittially offered a gift card as compensation if rescheduled but when i said i had no immediate dates to reschedule instead of honoring their offer they just hung up. As a result i do not plan to go back any time soon

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  39. AndrewW

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    When we arrived for our 7pm reservation at 7pm, the tables was not ready yet, however this is understandable as it was valentines day. Unfortunately, there were many others also waiting, and the entryway was overcrowded with no seating. After about 10 minutes, we were seated right by the door. It was cold, rainy, and windy so we were not as comfortable as we would have preferred since every time the door opened we were hit with a blast of frigid wind. The service was great, Michelle was incredibly kind an attentive to our needs. The food was lacking in presentation and preparation. The runners or kitchen disturbed the presentation of our first course, with the items rolling all over the plate as if it had almost been dropped, and you could tell that the sauces added for presentation had been disturbed since some of the food was upside down when presented. I ordered the Chile relleno for the main course, and the chili was very undercooked, almost raw, while the batter was overcooked, hared, and cold. The dish was presented sloppily (the chile relleno was torn and the hard crust broken, again as if the kitchen was to rushed to care about the presentation). The chili was so undercooked I had to remove the insides to eat any of it. Dessert was fantastic, as were the drinks. Overall, I would not pay for this experience again. Unfortunately, I think the restaurant overbooked and understaffed for the occasion (there were a lot of extra tables set out in areas not normally used for service), trying to maximize profits at the expense of the diner's experience.

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  40. MarcusW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good Valentine's Day experience. Enjoyed the pre set menu alot.

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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 4.6 stars by 2675 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Zocalo Midtown

1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Executive chef
    Brian Castillo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (916) 441-0303
  • Catering
    Zocalo does not cater, but does offer an assortment of takeout party trays at zocalotogo.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Flexible to the needs of each guest, Zocalo offers private dining in its elegant Morelia Room or beautiful patio, making Zocalo an exclusive celebration destination for wedding rehearsal dinners, baby showers, corporate events, birthdays, and holiday parties.
  • Private party contact
    Nolan Sarabia: (916) 441-0303
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