Zocalo - University Village

4.6
730 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional Mexican
Family friendly, great for groups, and a celebration destination known for its fine Mexican cuisine, happy hour, craft cocktails, and to-go—Zocalo UV opened up in the newly renovated University Village shopping center in January of 2018 based on the success of its Midtown and Roseville locations. Offered in a upscale yet casual setting with original artwork from Tlaquepaque, Mexico and a spacious patio—Zocalo’s warm hospitality, fresh regional Mexican food, 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 730 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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hazel
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was really great and food came out quickly :)

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vipchaslin
Sacramento
93 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food...sitting outside under a heat lamp was very comfortable. Such a shame to see restaurants closing due to covid. Hope this nightmare ends soon.

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Tina
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outdoor patio was nice and warm for the cooler weather.

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. This is my first time at this location and just like the others everything was perfect. Love the mole enchiladas and the habanero salsa.

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GordonL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heat lamps near each table to help with the evening hours. Food was great. Ordering was easy since the menu was all digital, easy to order with the website, no issues. The removal of menus helps reduce the spread of covid so I'm fine with that.

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vipDaly
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! We ordered a variety of items and every dish looked and tasted amazing !
The decor was gorgeous inside. Can’t wait to dine in after Covid to enjoy it.
The crew were super friendly, and we had a super service! I’d give it 6 stars!
Can’t wait to come back again.

JB
vipJBDU
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good. Need to try the Folsom location also.

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MarcusH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time for happy hour. Highly recommend for value and quality.

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Rosabellax
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining worked fine. Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in Sacramento!

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mikep
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a perfectly pleasurable experience. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

They have truly stepped up in our ever-changing COVID world. It is a pleasure to support them.

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Amberf
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Our server Paul was extremely patient with our large party, and accommodating when it came to modifying the heaters.

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LinaT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was a little cold but other than that things were perfect!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think zócalos is handling outdoor/covid dining the best. By being able to order and pay on your phone it is very easy to practice social distancing. The heaters are also a big plus and the fact that they have an actual built in patio compared to the pop up enclosed white tents other restaurants have there’s constantly fresh air instead of feeling stuffy. Food and service was great as always and they were very quick!

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SidneyW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time and really enjoyed my meal. I love that they had a ton of heat lamps for people to use because it was cold outside. I also feel like the Happy Hour prices were super reasonable and it was cool to try new food!

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DavidP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was pretty good. I will definitely go back again.

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laurenvannucci
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Server was amazing & food came out timely. It was my first time taking my parents to Zocalo and they were very pleased as well.

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SamanM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was so helpful and did everything for us to have a great time , the food and margarita was delicious.

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HarryA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great tasting food and nice ambience but service a little inconsistent.

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MichaelB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great value at Happy Hour. Shrimp Tacos, Fish Tacos and Blackberry Margaritas are terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Well, a special occasion of sorts - getting in one more dine-in meal before the lockdown goes into effect once again. Food was excellent. Service and staff were great. Guess we order the same thing and are now greeted at the door by name, followed by “the usual - tacos carnitas?” So predictable. The warm bean dip with chips is wonderful. Noise level was a bit higher than usual at the time we were there, but acceptable. Looking forward to going back when dine-in reopens.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Happy Hour at Zocolos. Highly recommend

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KarlaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Zocalo had good foot and drinks! One of my favorites!!

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AndreaE
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Zocalo. Service was prompt, drinks arrived quickly, food was perfectly delicious. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great ambiance and good food.

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MaggieD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses were accomodating and our waiter Brock was adorable.

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GeorgeD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks. Generous serving of ceviche - very fresh and tasty. Poodle was a treat as well. Mole sauce on the chicken enchiladas was authentic with just a hint of sweetness. The staff were friendly and helpful. However, they seemed to be overwhelmed, especially for a Thursday evening. They may need to add some staff with the tables spread out for COVID - more steps?

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e3mom
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate to land in Kevin’s section .. he was simply fabulous; helpful, answered our questions, made suggestions, had a great energy about him and could not have been nicer. Our food was delicious and our service superb.

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MarylnL
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable choice for good quality food, courteous service and a nice ambiance.

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Castiel98
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our food came out in a quick manner but it was cold. Almost seemed like it was reheated. We took my friend here for her birthday and she didnt even take more than 3 bites out of her carnitas tacos :/ because the tortillas were cold and the meat tasted old. She loved this place before our last experience. We had to constantly remind our server about our missing drinks. Even about her little ice cream churro surprise. Overall terrible experience

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JenniferK
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super glad they are open and have created a safe environment for eating out during COVID!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I ordered my food via the code on the table and waited 25 mins for a simple quesadilla and one drink. My drink came out about 15 min later and I had to cancel my quesadilla at 25 min mark because it just was taking too long. I did let my server know in the beginning that I ordered those two items and still no quesadilla. I am a regular here and was very disappointed due to spending hundreds of dollars weekly and not getting my food out.

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Esper
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and customer service were outstanding. Our food was delivered quickly after we ordered and the waiter kept checking on us.

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Jmason
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement celebration. We celebrated during Happy Hour and really enjoyed the variety of margaritas. We enjoyed the Happy Hour menu with shrimp, chicken and fish tacos. The server was very attentive and flexible.

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AntonioM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food in town! They also have taken great measures to have a safe environment and experience during the pandemic

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Mike
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Poor customer service every time. Always seems like this location lacks leadership, organization, and basic customer service.

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LRwestTP
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The margaritas were delicious! I've had the fish tacos in the past and they were pretty good. This time I ordered the enchiladas guanajuato. The green sauce was a little to tangy. I've had this dish in the past but at the midtown location and I really liked that sauce better. I will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am drawn to Zocalo, not only because the food is amazing, but the staff is always so SO nice. They really have the best customer service I have experienced in Sacramento. It’s consistent I always love my food and absolutely adore the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant at the UV.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Food was not the best!!

FAQs

Zocalo - University Village offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 252-0303.

Zocalo - University Village is rated 4.6 stars by 730 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.