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Zocalo Midtown

4.5
4.5
2189 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 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

  • 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, 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

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    18th Street and Capitol Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • ZOCALO HAPPY HOUR!!!

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in the region’s finest happy hour with fresh guacamole, golden fish tacos, cadillac margaritas, and much more in an upscale setting every day of the week from 3:00-6:00. From cotija crusted quesadillas to refreshing palomas, Zocalo is your destination to unwind and connect. Listo pal pisto!!

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What 2,189 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

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  • Sacramento

    Hot Spot

  • Sacramento

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday celebration dinner
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Zocalo was amazing. The customer service was outstanding for a party of 10. We celebrated my girlfriends birthday here and brought our own cake to eat. They offered to refrigerate the cake and even put their own sparking candle on it. Food was great also, apparently the shrimp tacos were the table favorite. Ambience was the only thing I found distasteful. The music was quite loud which resulted in every table yelling over each other. Also there were quite a few flies buzzing around the place which was really annoying. Other than that the experience was an overall 4/5.
  3. TW

    ThomasW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic gathering place, great food and service!
  4. SD

    SDLGROUP

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Server could have checked on group more. The group only saw him a couple of times. I personally was not there but the group asked me to pass along the review.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Drinks were poor. Food was mediocre. Service was pretty good.
  6. C

    Chef1

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Anniversary
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Terrible service by our waitress. My husband had to go to the bar to get a second drink because she never came around after our food was served by someone other than our waitress. Her only compensation was an “I’m sorry”. She was consumed by big parties and we were forgotten. Poor table seating.
  8. R

    Robert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Zocalo. The food is slightly different from other restaurant offerings. My tacos came with the meat in a bowl - like a thick stew. Different but delicious take on tacos. The ambiance is very light and airy. The food quality is very good. It was my birthday. The restaurant celebrated the day with churros/ice cream and a sparkler. A very thoughtful touch. Plan to go back and try other dishes.
  9. A

    Ayeee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very loud inside - volume of guests speaking but also music was loud
  10. L

    Ladoo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food wasn’t good, generally I really like the food at zocalo
  11. MC

    MariluC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    they have very limited order, I could not order my regular
  12. AL

    AnnieL

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent berry margaritas. The complimentary chip and salsa and bean dip is always great. We all had the healthy bowls but with cilantro rice as recommended by our waiter and they were excellent. The wait staff was very attentive, clearing our plates, filling up water and very personable. The food came quickly. We ate outside and the umbrellas kept us shady. A very very lovely lunch.
  13. SC

    SacCarlJung

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got recommendations from server who was super helpful and attentive. Ordered the slow roasted shoulder pork and Molé enchiladas with a bottle of wine Bogle Merlot 2016. This was an amazing dinner!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Bday Too loud inside to enjoy dinner and conversation
  15. H

    Heather

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican food around! I drive an hour for this place. They have the best bean dip ever and I don't even like beans. Their margaritas are so fresh and yummy, plus they have multiple flavors. You can tell they make it themselves and not from a yucky mix. I just celebrated my birthday here (it's an annual tradition). The manager or owner (I didn't get his name unfortunately) was so kind and attentive. He brought me multiple bean dips because I love it so much. He also brought me a shot on the house on top of the birthday shooter with the sparkler. The ambience is perfect and it's right in the middle of midtown. I highly recommend this place!
  16. SD

    SheriD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Salmon and guacamole were fantastic. We will be back.
  17. h

    hpresident

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was good but very loud as usual. Hard to carry on a conversation.
  18. DM

    DrMelo

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Being a vegetarian, my options are limited but they do have a great mole enchiladas with cheese & veggies. Highly recommend. Only thing I didn’t like was the amount of ice in my mango fresco margarita, felt it was too much ice.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was good
  20. LM

    LarryMucho

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Famous for thier blackberry margaritas The molè sauce on the enchilada is outstanding The outside atmosphere is relaxed and fairly quiet. The day was about 90° but still comfortable under the umbrella
  21. F

    Flight

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    This is my 4th time to this restaurant normally it's very good. This time service was a bit off, lost our drink order and almost forgot to take our food order. Had to ask for place settings. Salad came out, lettuce looked old, we sent it back and the second one was much better.
  22. MC

    MicheleC

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy! Upscale Mexican food with amazing mole enchiladas, super flavorful black beans and homemade rice—-maybe flavored with cilantro? Simply delicious! The margarita selection is fun. My spicy mango was divine. Excellent guacamole and salsa as well. Highly recommend Super fun interior ask for a booth!!
  23. JL

    JenniferL

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The music was too loud to enjoy any conversation and our waiter seemed to disappear for long stretches of time.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and our food was delicious.
  26. BH

    BountyHunter

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service are both great! Restaurant decor is very nice. My only complaint is that the music being played over speakers was so loud it was hard to talk with other people at our table.
  27. KW

    KimW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Music was too loud to be able to talk without shouting. Waitstaff was responsive to our request to turn it down. Food was excellent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and enjoyed every moment of the experience. Great customer service and they work as a team to serve you.
  29. AB

    AnnB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good and service was excellent. Noise level awful. Difficult carrying on a conversation even outdoors.
  30. AT

    AlinaT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    way too loud overrated but our sever jessica was very professional and nice
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Food and great atmosphere.
  32. m

    mhm23

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff because of the quick service. Excellent food and tasty drinks. Lively atmosphere when wanting to have a fun time with friends and family.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed myself and my time everyone was very welcoming and nice.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The service was extremely slow and the music is so loud it is difficult to hear the people you’re with.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our waiter was super considerate, let us sample a drink we weren’t sure of, refilled our chips and salsa quickly. we always enjoy our time here
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Went to happy hour on Memorial Day weekend. The food and drink were delicious. The service was a little slow. They seemed to be very confused on how and where to seat us. Also it was hard to get our waiter’s attention. Can’t really blame him as it was a busy day and they might’ve been understaffed in the waiter/bus person. They definitely had too many people at the front desk trying to be the hostess. The young woman who appeared to us to be our hostess was trying to do her job. She was very sweet but had too many other staff members trying to tell her what to do
  37. KW

    KristinaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our office came to your establishment for lunch and we were met with our table being ready. The service was excellent. We did have to wait for our boss to arrive but the staff was patient and kept checking in on us. Once he arrived, we were ready to order and the food was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The server was good about keeping our water full. It was not as busy because it was lunchtime but it almost was more enjoyable because it was not as loud and busy. Thank you to everyone for making it a great dining experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Graduation dinner
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the setting was amazing.
  40. BD

    BeccaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely fabulous food. Service was mostly excellent, but there was a stretch of about 30 minutes where we couldn't flag anyone down to help us. Still highly recommend Zocalo's and I'll definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.5 stars by 2189 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 43 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Zocalo Midtown

1801 Capitol Ave Sacramento, CA 95811

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th Street and Capitol Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Regional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Castillo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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, 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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