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Zocalo Midtown, Sacramento, CA

Zocalo Midtown

4.5
4.5
2466 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 86 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Regional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 11:00 am–9:00 pm Wed, 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

    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

  • 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, 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

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 2,466 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Most Booked

  • Sacramento

    Most Booked

  1. AndrewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I'm from Tampa, Florida and hosted a Party of 10 for dinner from Michael David Winery. EVERYONE ABSOLUTLY LOVED EVERY BITE and EVERY SIP of that Blackberry Margarita. When are you opening in Tampa, Florida? :-) Thank you Zocalo's.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good experience and outstanding service the drinks were good

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  3. Kelli

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio table to host family birthday celebration. Food was amazing, service fantastic, atmosphere wonderful and prices perfectly reasonable. Our server, Rachel, was amazing!

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  4. DavidK

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very loud. Tough to have a conversation inside. Outside would have been better. Food was good

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  5. PatriciaG

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! The waitress went above and beyond to seat us at bigger table. Very accommodating and tentative.

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  6. TolaE

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Eating outside at Zocolo is great.eating indoors is so noisy it’s hard to visit with dinner companions.! The food was very good…everyone liked the cilantro rice and guacamole. The vegetarians enjoyed the salmon bowls. Nice servers. Be sure to order the tres lèche cake or churros for dessert!!!

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  7. DaliaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, music & drinks! Service was excellent!

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  8. Abby

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We waited 15 minutes to be greeted, another 15 minutes for waters after we were told they were on their way and had to ask for them, our food came out wrong, server seemed distracted and we found a hair in our burrito. Overall I was not happy that I spent my hard earned money for this experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Placed a reservation in the AM for a Sunday evening without knowing we had two more joining — upon knowing I notified the host and it didn’t look like the accommodation was available, but the host managed the response and not only was able to accommodate but also with a view of the TV screens. Food is always incredible to complement the service Zocalo provides over the years. Give your Hostesses a raise, they deserve it!

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  10. Emma

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing location for a fun birthday dinner! Had a great experience with great beverages and food.

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  11. JamesW

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Extremely loud with bumping club-style music on Saturday night. Hard to hear. Limited veg options. Other than happy hour, a bit pricey. Complementary bean dip is good.

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  12. sfitgirl

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Great staff. The music is FAR too loud, we could not chat well at all.

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  13. KimM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was gross and basic. Margaritas made in large batch also basic. Waiter was inattentive and unfriendly .

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  14. AmyJ

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We called to see if we could come a little early and add an additional guest, and they were so accommodating of both requests! Our server was great and all the staff were so attentive and worked well together to oversee all the tables! Our celebration was perfect?

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  15. Morethanamommy

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation - they made it great!

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  16. LindaU

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    I had the salmon bowl, had it twice before and loved it. Salmon this time did not have the sticky grey part under the skin removed, and I really disliked the flavor.

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  17. Phipps

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    The food was absolutely delicious, but after we were seated it took 20 minutes to get our drinks and place our order. Then we didn't see our waitress until our food was delivered and had to flag another waitress down to get the check. The restaurant was almost obnoxiously loud.

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  18. JoseD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    It’s a Mexican restaurant and they don’t have spicy food. Disappointed

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  19. yamiletn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    We came to eat to celebrate a graduation, forks in the napkin were dirty , my chicken was cold when we got our food

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  20. Josem

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a huge part of 16 people ! Sarai was incredible and had excellent service !

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was really good and wasn’t too expensive but the service was ok.

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  22. DG916

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food! Okay service, but to be fair, I didn’t realize it was graduation day. If you want to be able to have a conversation I’d suggest outdoor seating.

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  23. carmenm

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    I had a reservation i came early and i had to check in 3 times with the host because they forgot do the "check in". Waitress was excellent. We ordered ice cream for our kids. Ice cream never came to our table. "Water servers" not friendly.

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  24. Reni

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I always enjoy going to Zocolo’s happy hour but they are getting way to pricey on their rock glass size margarita. For one it’s small and now they are charging $14 during happy hour. I had 2 margs and a happy hour appetizer and my bill was $42 before tip. Just seems like alot to me compared to Mas Taco.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food at Zocolos, it’s fresh, tasty and reasonably priced. The service is good, friendly and fast.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
     Amazing ambience and great margaritas call my will definitely come back

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  27. BillO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    There are better Mexican restaurants closeby. My food was not hot when it came to the table, and was not served with the same sides as listed on the menu.

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  28. JimR

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful meals & cocktails. Joel was great server.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time! Reservation was right on and the service was excellent !

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  30. KathieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our Mother’s Day brunch here. Seven of us we had a fabulous time. Staff was friendly, courteous knowledgeable. We ordered cocktails right away and had our food brought out within 20 minutes from ordering it. The food tasted great. Everyone loved it they ordered the drinks were fabulous and looked, incredible. The staff was right on everything with cleaning up the plate as soon as we were done to making sure that we all enjoyed what we had ordered. Should we even had a great Spanish team with musical instruments and singing and spreading fun throughout it was just a great time. Zocalo at Midtown is one of my favorites.

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  31. HumbertoS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food was delicious, drinks were tasty 😋

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Poor service, not attentive. Didn’t have water for about 15 mins.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each plate was as beautiful as it was delicious! Great service.

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  34. Michael55

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks with attentive service every time we visit!

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  35. Judieclaire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fish tacos were delicious as was the rice and beans!

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  36. Melissa

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! I made the reservation back in February since I knew it would be booked out on cinco de Mayo. I’m so glad I did because we were seated immediately while walk ins were 2 hr+ wait! It was a great experience with a mariachi band and beautiful decorations. Food was amazing and service was great. I will be going back to celebrate again next year!

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  37. AnniveraryCouple

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very loud. Not a cozy place if you want to have an intimate conversation

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  38. Colfaxresidents

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner!! Beautiful presentation. Then a short walk to the theater.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Highly recommend! This place is one of my favorite Mexican places to go to

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  40. Dwest20

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was delicious. Loved the out door patio seating.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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 2466 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 86 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, Tue 11:00 am–9:00 pm Wed, 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

  • 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

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Brian Castillo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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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