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Zocalo Midtown, Sacramento, CA

Zocalo Midtown

4.5
4.5
2308 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 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, 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

  • 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

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What 2,308 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Most Booked

  • Sacramento

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Sacramento

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Suek

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Probably the second worst service we have had. It took over 25 minutes and 2 times of asking our server for more chips and asking for our beverage order. The excuse for the delay for our drinks is “the bar is backed up because they are busy and should be out soon.” We were told this exact same thing last time we ate at Zocalos Midtown on 11/18/2022. The past two times we have been at Zocalos Midtown have been unsatisfactory. Previous experiences have been phenomenal, but over the past year, it has gone downhill. We don’t know if our server, Amanda, was extremely tired because she was working a double shift due to the World Cup games, or what? She seemed rather distracted. We love Zocalos, but we’re not sure what service we will get next time, or if it can get better.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice neighborhood, beautiful restaurant, service excellent, food was good but similar to other Mexican restaurants, this was for lunch.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fast food delivery with great service.
  4. S

    Stephanie

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fresh food, lively atmosphere. Prefer the Roseville location, but Midtown was good.
  5. T

    Tnerb

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and staff were excellent. The noise level is as expected, lively and not over bearing.
  6. DK

    DumlaoK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food1service2ambience4
    Food was a little pricey. My friend didn’t get what she ordered. I only ate the eggs.
  7. b

    browncat

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    The food is good, pricy but good. It is so incredibly loud that you cannot hear each other.
  8. DS

    DougS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was very good. The Service outstanding. I’ve always had good experiences in this restaurant.
  9. SD

    SamD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I’m all honesty, I’ve been coming here for over 5 year and the quality has gone down hill. The last two times I’ve been here the flavor is not the same as before. A person in my party’s food arrived cold. The flavor was not impressive. They were busy at capacity and not staffed accordingly. Food took over 30 minutes to arrive and when it finally came it was cold. Ultimately disappointed and won’t be dining here again.
  10. KB

    KarinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was the best to say the least. I got help bringing food to the table but everything else he did all on his own! It was a table of 20 and he had such a positive and professional attitude. We hosted for an event at Zocalo and was the first time for many of our guests. Our server and food left a great impression for them to return!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We have been going there for many years.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had the pepita salad and there was a little sandy grit in it, like the vegetables hadn’t been washed thoroughly. But everything else was good- the kids loved their ice cream and churro at the end of their meal. Service was g
  13. DD

    DinoD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual! I loved my usual Cadillac margarita as well as the tacos de pescado and flautas. My friends loved their food as well.
  14. KD

    KaileahD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It was nice but they took really long to even ask us if we were ready to order it was two hours before we got our food
  15. c

    caz23

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always enjoy coming here
  16. N

    Nicole

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I’ve been going to Zocalo for years. Yesterday we were sat outside on a side no one was sitting at by ourselves. We have a dog so this is why we sat outside. 5 minutes later a gentleman was sat outside as well. He was served water and chips before us. Another two minutes go by and I wave a server down who is inside. I asked if he knew who our server was and if someone could bring us water and chips/salsa. He was our server. We ordered a margarita and 3 orders of naco tacos. The tacos were cold. I feel like lately the food is not coming out hot. We were barely checked on and when the server did come back we asked for the check.
  17. RS

    RobS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was exceptional. Space is noisy due to acoustics. Music/background added to the overall noise and would be more pleasant if toned down to a considerable degree
  18. FG

    FourGoodJokes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food / service all great for very large group. Noise volume made it a bit challenging to talk. A very lively Saturday evening.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great surprise. We went there after a show and found out it was happy hour on a Saturday. We had lots of food and drinks for four. Our bill was only $100. Best food and drinks for a great price.
  20. M

    Mary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We used to love Zocalo but we feel the food has changed. We love the salsa and guacamole, but the other dishes weren't as tasty. We each felt sick to our stomachs later that night and in the morning. Our waitress was great - nice, knowledgeable, checked in at the right times, etc.
  21. CH

    CorrenaH

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zocalo did not disappoint. Our group of 20 was served promptly and we had great service.
  22. BH

    BountyHunter

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very nice and did a great job serving us! We loved the decorations for Dia de Los Muertos.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Revived early for a reservation, but were created one lane. Our table is ready immediately, and we were able to squeeze in for some wonderful, happy hour drinks! Blackberry margarita was the best! I wouldn’t recommend the nachos… Hardly any cheese, but the tacos were spectacular.
  24. KH

    KathyH

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal! Levar was an excellent server.
  25. AM

    AricaM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My family and I got together here for my 30th birthday, both my boyfriend and father have birthdays very close to mine as well so we celebrated big. I’m sure gave the waitress a long night but we tried to be polite and tip well. We had a lot to drink and had a great time. I often frequent Zocalos throughout the year so I love coming here anyways. The food, drinks, staff, and the vibe is just too fun. It can get pricey, but their margarita pitchers are a great deal!
  26. LV

    LizV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was uneven, piecemeal. Got one drink. Then 5 minutes later the other drink. Then the water. Guacamole came with 4 chips. Had to ask for more chips. Fish tacos were tasty but the tortillas were cold, like refrigerated cold. Cochinita tasted more like BBQ pork. A lot of sweet and not a lot of mole depth. Super expensive for the quality. Big plate, super mediocre food. Expected way more for the price. The patio was nice and quiet.
  27. JR

    JordiRonan

    Palm Springs

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food great and service amazing (Xóchitl was amazing) Highly recommend!
  28. LT

    LeahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent and my 5-star rating is definitely well-deserved. The food was fantastic, the restaurant is gorgeous, and the service was excellent. We sat outside on the sidewalk and constantly had to fight flies the whole time and probably should have asked to be moved inside. You need to be prepared to see homeless people walking by which is heartbreaking. None of this is the fault of the restaurant and will not deter me from returning, just sharing our experience for awareness. I will request to sit inside next time.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Sons 18th birthday
  30. g

    gina

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    celebrated a birthday, got there early for the happy hour. It was a great deal! Food was fresh, drinks were good and service was great too! I will be back!
  31. EG

    EduardoG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of the best Mexican restaurant I have eaten at. Great vibe, decor, amazing food/drinks, and service. I'm not in Sacramento that often but when I am I make it a point to eat here.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    When we were seated we placed drink orders with who we thought was our waiter since he stated being our waiter. After 30 minutes waiting for our drinks and waiter to appear, I had to search for someone to check on our drinks and waiter. Another person came out and told us she would be our new waiter. And she then proceeded to check on our drinks. After an additional 10 min our drinks finally arrived. We didn’t even get an apology, as if it was our fault. Not a great way to start our 6 person dinner experience. Not happy with the service!
  33. GM

    GladysM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I had a party of 11. When I hit to my table, all the menus were thrown in the middle in a messed pile. The table was right behind the hosts stand. We asked for drinks and it took asks for us to get our drinks. The food was not what it used to be. Maybe it will improve in the future. Disappointed.
  34. MS

    MariaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best enchiladas and mojitos! Always has a vibrant atmosphere.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a first date with a special woman, and I was hoping for the experience that I received. The staff is absolutely amazing, the food was terrific and the whole atmosphere wonderful. I would recommend anybody enjoy a terrific dinner at Zocalo restaurant.
  36. D

    Danielle

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent tortillas, excellent tacos, great ambiance, very good service. Very loud indoors, just right outdoors.
  37. JD

    JoyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dinner! Food and ambiance was lovely! Hostess and waiter made a special effort to make a birthday dinner fun!
  38. MY

    MichaelY

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual. This place I never lets me down.
  39. m

    markc

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seeing an old friend after a while. Tough to converse with the noise level. However, food and service were awesome as usual
  40. ME

    MijaEats

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere for a post-work date. Great small plate options as well.

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
  • 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 2308 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

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

    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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