Zocalo Midtown

4.5
1421 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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1421 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I understand you have to order online and servers deliver but they appeared bothered or annoyed when we asked questions about ordering online. Everyone food was delivered a vastly different times despite this being the same table meaning cold food for those that waited as we should. Servers barely check on it all all for items as basic as water. We were seated far from a heater and we’re reminded they are limited so you can’t move them at all so we froze quite a bit. I understand it’s covid but they could do a lot better.

JG
JereeG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is great that local restaurants are braving the COVID-19 pandemic and still serving outside. It was a great evening for my husband and I to get a break from the kids! Dinner was great as were the drinks and the everything was ordered online!

YF
YennyF
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always even in these hard times ! Ricardo was our server and was so accommodating and helpful! The outside seating was amazing and very nice and clean !

MC
MarkC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good as was the service. My only complaint was that the food was not hot when it arrived at the table.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great meal with friendly service. The web-based ordering system was easy to figure out and the food was served in record time. It tasted great, too!

SF
SusanF
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I like how you could order on the app they have and the server brings your food and drinks . The food wasn’t as good as it usually is so that was disappointing

JC
vipJacquelineC
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant with ample outdoor seating. I am not a big fan of their food, but their cocktails are always nice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Very disappointing meal. I used to live in Sacramento and moved to LA and raves about this restaurant so when I came back into town to visit my mother, i had to bring my partner. Full of excitement, my bf and i arrived at our reservation at 8pm and sat outside. Ambiance was perfect, night was a little chilly but the heat lamps made the night perfect. Server and host was friendly. Then the night went downhill quickly. In LA, i couldn’t stop talking about their cochinita pabil. Zocalo even inspired me to learn and cook this dish for myself. I was obsessed. Anyway, my boyfriend decided on a small bowl of pozole and of course, i had to have the Cochinita Pabil. The QR menu was convenient considering the safety precautions of covid. I got my food first, the cilantro lime rice, was clumped together, not it’s usual fluffiness but that’s ok. Still enjoyed the rice. The actual pork of the plate is was not it’s usually tenderness. It was cold and it didn’t break easily with my fork. Still, i made excuses and still talked the plate up. I needed Zocalo to live up to the hype to my boyfriend. I played it cool and kept insisting that this restaurant was the best in Sacramento. After a few minutes of receiving my plate, my bf’s pozole arrived. He garnished it with the cilantro and took a big spoonful into his mouth expecting the soup to be piping hot after all its pozole and its winter. He looked at me with sadness and said “it’s cold.” I put the spoon to my mouth and sure enough it was cold. The bowl was also cold. I finally gave in to the disappointment and embarrassingly asked a bus boy to take the soup back because it was cold. He took his bowl and after 15 minutes our server came back with another bowl. As soon as he received the bowl, he took another spoonful and it was STILL cold!! We flagged down our server and he took the bowl without an apology or sympathy. I was embarrassed. Im still sitting in embarrassment. Our server never charged us for the two bowl of soup

M
Manuel
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in Sacramento. You must try the fish tacos.

VQ
VaniaQ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time trying Zocalo and i loved the food and the vibe. Food portions are worth the price! The outdoor dinning on the street was a new but good experience for me. Amazing food (chicken+veggie burrito and Salmon bowl) and service. Would definitely go back and try more of their food.

J
vipJohn
Sacramento
28 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

A nice place to have lunch and relax

RG
RonaldG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Efficient service and reasonably priced good food.

BH
BenH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to be back! Clean, yummy, and really good service.

e
eyedine
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

With the ordering app all the food came out at the same time. We wanted the appetizers to come out 1st. Some of the food was cold.

R
Resa
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was mainly patio dining but they were able to find a table for us inside which was very appreciated! We were there for happy hour so was able to take advantage of that. They have a lot of choices for their happy hour menu. The food was great..the veggie quesadilla was our favorite. They loaded it with veggies which added so much flavor. The fish and shrimp tacos were good but had too much sauce/slaw which overpowered the flavor. They have a nifty online ordering system but make sure to get familiar with it. Even if you ask to order with the server, they’ll encourage you to use the online ordering. Very understandable during covid but would still like some sort of interaction with the server.

W
vipWiseman518
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Kudos to Zocalo for staying open and being creative. Live their food and in. It also times they have a great ambiance.

DA
DeAnnaA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! Outside seating. Always good, healthy food.

GC
GabrielC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service! Perfect date night or a place to spend time with friends.

CG
CalGeekGrl
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as usual was lovely. The ambiance and service was wonderful.

R
Rosa
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waited for over 1.5 hours. People without reservation were being sat ahead of us. Even saw one gentlemen slip 40$ To the hostess to sit him down early which they did. Horrible first time experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

TL
TheresaL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday party for 65 year old dad

RR
vipRossanaR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

SP
vipSourPatch
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure going to Zocalo. Beautifully decorated and designed and the service is consistently stellar. They are ready to accommodate and happy to serve you. Definitely a great place to take your family or go with friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly and courteous staff. Atmosphere is wonderful. I love how they have accommodated for social distancing. Even with a full restaurant, all services were running smoothly and efficiently. Will def be back!

PC
PalomaC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this Restaurant. Food was Great & Service is Exceptional!

J
Joshua
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Good flavor, giant portions. Food is always fantastic. The drinks on the other hand are not great, too price for waters down and really bad timing. We were almost done with our dinner by the time the drinks

TR
vipTaraR
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic! Service has dropped since you order from the app now.

FJ
FlapJack
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

L
Lorelei
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Service was on point with friendly, helpful staff. Food was great and the adult beverages were poured to perfection.

DY
DominickY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I think the restaurant/server was having an off night - the service was slow and the food was not on par with my normal experiences there.

JP
vipJPJP
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks. Great food. Generous portions. Friendly and prompt service.
A mainstay on my list of Sacramento favorites for good reason.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service at the bar was great. Didn’t have a server at our table. Everything done through app on your phone but that’s not helpful when you need a refill on your drink or if you have questions about the menu.

FJ
FrancisJay
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our hostess was less than helpful but the severs and food were excellent!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good but app based ordering experience was not pleasant for a large party. Also strange that there is only options of 18, 20, and 25% to tip when we literally didn’t have a server
(You place order through app).

JS
JamesS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I am given the choice of the highest noise level being "energetic" on Open Table's survey.
This was beyond "energetic." It was impossible to hear my dining partners across the table from me. I won't stop people from coming to this popular restaurant, but wow what people will put up with to give the illusion of fun. Fun is not blasting music while you're having a social dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food great service, decent pandemic regulation

L
Linh
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio. Good drinks. Upscale Mexican cuisine.

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 1421 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.

Tweets by Zocalo Midtown