Zocalo Midtown

4.5
1573 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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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 1573 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service.

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Kate
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

HH fish tacos were the perfect size for me and the strawberry basil drink was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful space, lots of light and open. Will definitely return.

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BrianT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

What's worse than no mariachi on Cinco do Mayo? Ugly modern music, which is what they played. I also disliked having to see the menu, order, etc. on my phone. My worst trip to Zocalo!

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NicoleK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paying on the phones is AWFUL. Please stop this and let's get back to having a normal waiter/waitress experience. It would make it easier on the waiters/waitresses as well and I'm sure they would receive larger tips. I do not give as large of a tip now because I have to do most of the work on my phone.

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EvaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Don't like the platform to order via phone. Going to a restaurant is about talking and working with a server. Hopefully this changes soon!

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FlapJack
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and nice!

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Zyloff
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ordering on a cell phone was problematic and is no substitute for a waiter you can ask questions of. The food was barely warm when delivered and was not very good. The sauces tasted like they were straight out of a jar. We ordered the blackberry margarita and couldn't taste any alcohol which, for over $12 each was a rip off. It was like they mixed a little fruit juice in a glass of water. Overall, not a good dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food every time. It’s a very lively place. Having the menu on your phone was convenient, but the older person in our group had s trouble and everyone’s phone couldn’t access the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great

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AmyS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great outdoor dining spot with overhead covering. Well spaced and contact free ordering and payment.

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KARLK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I ordered fish tacos- two kinds, fried and grilled.

Honestly, they were a little bland and boring. Not bad, just boring. I'd like more flavor, or maybe something creamy.

If I were on a diet, these would be good. But I wanted something more exciting than that!

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MyraS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time. It was a first and certainly not my last. I will admit I loved the guac more than anything.

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Katie
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will return. Food and service was fantastic.

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SeanC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible (drinks not brough out, water not refilled, to go order not made, could not find server, app to pay bill from phone would not work, etc.)

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food was cold when served when we were the send people to come in. Our server never came by and we had to ask 2 different people for silverware to even eat our food. Not a customer friendly place to go.

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diand
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stars say it all - everything was fantastic. I highly recommend this place and I plan to return soon.

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grub
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Usually my favorite in town, but not lately.
- beans were cold
- plate was cold
- ordering online took 15 minutes due to cumbersome system
- service was slow and requests were forgotten
- hostess staff was hostile when asking us to wait out front

I LOVE Zocalo and was saddened to see standards decline. I also haven't been able to link my orders with my points systems for about a year. How many different websites does Zocalo have now?

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vipDiningOut
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Restaurant was nice to bring comped drinks while we waited for our table

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JanetB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Made a reservation. There were plenty of empty tables. We waited awhile. It seemed disorganized.

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AReasonablePerson
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Generic food

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STEPHY
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It is always a great meal and margaritas at Zocolo. The only thing I would see making it an even better experience is a lower music level and maybe a different type of music. It was a little hard to hear my group across the table and I felt like I should have glow sticks and be dancing at a rave.

Overall it’s wonderful and I’ll be back.

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Venus
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience, service and location is also awesome..

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vipmerlot
Sacramento
82 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was so-so. They seem to prefer quantity over quality. I found the food lacking in flavor and over salted. It’s hard to assess service since it is minimal. All ordering is done on one’s phone, including payment. So all the staff have to do is bring the food and drinks.

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JackieD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We brought our friend from San Francisco for lunch and he really enjoyed the atmosphere the food the drinks he really enjoyed everything and we did also. I would’ve liked if the customer service was a little bit more on top of it we got our drinks kind of late we didn’t get water right away or out ice, but overall the food was good

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super chill environment, friendly staff, and bomb food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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AlejandraD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great night, service and food very good ! Thanks

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Alex
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved a table for 4:45 showed up 15 minutes before and they seated us right away. Even tho everything is done thru your phone ordering wise the waiting staff is still very helpful. Great place definitely will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We loved Zocalo, but since the pandemic their food quality has greatly declined. I ordered takeout a couple of times that was mediocre at best. So we thought we would dine in last weekend, and my husband had to send his steak back, and the rest of us just wasted our food and money because we didn’t want to be rude and return everything. Margaritas were good, but everything else was unfortunately terrible. We won’t be retuning:(

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JustIce
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere was relaxing and the food was very good.

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Westsac916
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Steak quesadilla was the best ever.

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doreta
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress wonderful feel like home the food I love it great place to seat outside

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Sadly, it was not a good experience. The menu (expectedly) was via QR code, however they also expected you to order and pay via the web. Making the server simply a food delivery person. Seriously, if I were a professional server I would be more than offended. If I wanted to order and pay on my phone I would have gone to chilies or Red Robin. The food was mediocre and their red sauce for the enchiladas tased more like spaghetti sauce. The whole experience was underwhelming and a bit off putting. If you are looking for good Mexican food with an upscale twist... this is not the place. Sorry.

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DavidS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food quality was average to disappointing. All preceding done on App via QR code. Service was subpar, with the exception of the hostess, who was very friendly and accommodating. I was looking forward to checking the place out. I like the ambience and setting inside and outside. I was just disappointed in the food and felt it was overpriced for the taste, quantity and value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Expected a lot more with this place. The food was simple no taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ditch the order/pay through your phone situation, don’t serve old guacamole, don’t bring a margarita out at the end and claim one of them wasn’t ordered via your online menu, and maybe we’ll return all the time like we used to. Felt like I was ordering doordash to my table and the kicker was the server making a fuss about having to input a drink order herself. I asked for my bill twice only to find out they expect me to pay through their website. No thanks, I’m at a restaurant for a reason. I asked for my bill & paid cash. Not coming here again for a while.

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MarkU
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

food was not great. guac was excellent. good ambiance overall

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Menu extremely limited

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AshleyG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my fiancé. Wanted something healthy but ditched that quickly when we realized it was happy hour.

Ricardo the manager was astounding. I’m not trying to be corny but in the car on the way home, I had tears in my eyes because I really felt how much the staff cared for their job here and so many people, after being locked up for a year, many are still SO BLIND*** to how hard industry people work to make people happy and enjoy their experience.

I truly felt so blessed to experience dinner here. Ricardo, the bartenders, the bar manager, the bussers, and runners, were all busting their butts to ensure the restaurant excelled. I see y’all. Food was fantastic as always.

Great job everyone 👏

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 1573 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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