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Levi
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great! Food was great and came out very fast. Would love to come back. Food was so fresh

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on October 21, 2019

Afternoon Levi! Thanks so much for visiting us at Zocalo and for your terrific 5* recommendation. We sure hope you DO come back soon.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really like this restaurant especially for dinner before a show at Rocket Mortgage Field-house because they validate valet parking on East 4th and they understand that people need to get their food and get to the show.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on October 21, 2019

Hi Melissa! Thanks for your great review! Hope you enjoyed the concert....we heard rave reviews. We hope to see you real soon.

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Rita
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good place to go for a good bite to eat. Limited menu but food was fine. Good margaritas.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thanks for stopping by Zocalo Rita. We hope to see you soon.

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Ajay
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated promptly, great service, very friendly, quickly fixed any mistakes. We will revisit. Great time.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on October 21, 2019

Hey Ajay, thank you for stopping by Zocalo and for taking the time to leave us your 5* review! Much appreciated, hope to see you soon.

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Radiojack
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tacos were great. Between the 5 of us we ordered all styles and everyone was happy with their tacos. The margaritas were large & tasty. We will go back again.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on October 21, 2019

Radiojack, thank you so much for stopping by Zocalo and for your great 5* review! We hope you stop by for more tacos real soon!

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vipEmptynester46
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This place is the worst. Out of control and chaos everywhere.

10 minutes for waiter to arrive. Food showed up with no utensils - 5 minutes extra to get those. Dirty non-serviced tables all over restaurant.

This place needs to shut down and give up prime location to another viable restaurant.

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TRISHAD
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We were really disappointed with the tequila flight. The price was a bit high for what you got. This place is Mediocre at best.

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vipRWATL
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We had a group of 8 at 7 pm on a Monday night. There were very few customers in the restaurant. Service was very slow and it took almost 45 minutes after we ordered to get our food. About a 1/3 of our group got their food first and were done eating before the rest received it. Some of the food was not hot and the overall service was poor. I would not recommend this restaurant based on our experience.

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GrayHare
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Serve was very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our time in the restaurant.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on October 7, 2019

Gray, thanks so much for your 5* recommendation! We appreciate your visit to Zocalo and hope to see you again very soon!

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ShellyP
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place was almost empty on a Thursday night before a concert. Got seated right away. No beer on draft (went through it all on Sunday?). Margarita was huge and good. Tacos were small for $5, but tasted good

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DanielleH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was subpar and waiter on the patio area was inattentive and either annoyed or just hated his job.

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JanS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place was PACKED with the Indians and Browns game fans, who were not being very civil with poor girl working at the hostess stand. She did a valiant job of handling everyone and not just breaking into tears. Instead, we got a smile and were seated with our OpenTable reservation without any problem. SO glad we made the reservation. Our server was great, visited the table often and kept her cool despite the chaos. Seriously, given the situation, they handled it like pros!

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Zocalo was packed due to a browns game and an indians game! The service was a little slow but the server took off the queso that took a long time to get to our table.

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Dcohio
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very disappointed that the website I went to was incorrect- listed happy hour as 2-7 Mon- Fri. Passed by other restaurants/bars on 4th street with Happy Hours to go to Zocalo and got there and no happy hour on Friday. Prices were a bit high for what you got and food was ok. Server was good - though had to ask for plates for our shared appetizers and look for knives from someone else. Will not return- too many other choices.

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katieb
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Zocalo was affordable and the food was what you’d expect. We weren’t blown away but everything was prepared nicely and tasted good. If you want to go downtown without spending a fortune, this is a good option. We had the tacos, enchiladas and shared a margarita. We got out of there for around $50.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on September 16, 2019

Good morning Katie! We appreciate your visit to Zocalo and your 4* review! We look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our food took over an hr. It was an extremely long wait

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vipAliciaK
Cleveland
72 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was awesome. Food selection felt limited, but was amazing. Tons of tequila options. Happy hour specials were great. Decor and atmosphere was amazing. Will dine again when in Cleveland.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on September 3, 2019

Good morning Alicia, thank you so much for visiting us at Zocalo. We sure appreciate you terrific 5* review and hope to see you again next time your are in the CLE!

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eisonly
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This testy is one of our favorites in Cleveland to go for dinner before am Indians game! The food is always good and the service is great!

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on August 26, 2019

Eisonly, thanks so much for stopping by Zocalo and for sending us such a lovely review! We sure appreciate it and can NOT wait to show it to Dee! We take great pride in our guest service and Dee sure shinned through! See you next time.....

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KatieGarlock
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited again for the 3rd year in a row for our annual trip to Cleveland and received Dee the server we had from our last trip and boy were we glad to see her!! She makes us feel SO welcomed and she really takes the time to be personable with us which makes the experience very worth while. When we come back next year, we hope to have her awesome self again!! Thanks for making our trip one to remember, again!!!

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on August 26, 2019

Good morning Katie, thanks so much for stopping by Zocalo and for sending us such a lovely review! We sure appreciate it and can NOT wait to show it to Dee! We take great pride in our guest service and Dee sure shinned through! See you next time.....

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vipnorm2004
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great location but honestly the food is slightly above average for Mexican. I get fajitas everywhere I go and theirs was uninspiring. The onions and peppers were overcooked, and the meat was just thrown on top. The main reason I go here is location - the food is better here than inside Progressive.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on August 8, 2019

Good morning Norm. Thank you for choosing Zocalo over the weekend before going over to watch our Tribe! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We take our food quality very seriously and appreciate the opportunity to improve. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, tequila, & people!

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janinet
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had the beyond beef tacos and street fries with the same beyond beef. I was so happy to see a veg meat options and the tacos were so delicious. The street fries were also great. I ordered the blood orange margarita and it was so good, I ended up having 4!! Even though it was very busy, the wait for our food was not long at all, everything was hot, fresh and really really delicious.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on August 6, 2019

Wow Janinet! Thank you for visiting us at Zocalo and for leaving us your awesome 5* recommendation. We sure hope to see you again soon.

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vipChuckM
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our table of 6 had a reservation before the Indians game. The hosts were busy (in slow motion) setting up a table for a large party which kept the line of guests on hold. Once seated, our waiter did his best to serve us during a busy 5:30 pm dinner crowd. The atmosphere and location are terrific for downtown with plenty of nearby parking.

The food and drinks were good. Keep your expectations in check when the place is busy. Our last drink order took nearly 30 minutes...when we were ready to leave for the game. The server understood and did not charge for that drink.

FYI - the impossible taco was really good as a veggie option.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thanks Chuck, for you visit and your 4* review. We sure can get packed and appreciate your understanding! Hope to see you soon.

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WorthTheMoney
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

This was my 3rd time going to Zocalo. The food was fantastic and I can't say enough good things about the drinks. I sat at the bar with my daughter while we waited for the rest of our group to arrive. The bartender was attentive, refilling chips and salsa without us needing to ask. He was great! However, the service once we were seated (we had a reservation for 6) was not that great. The waiter didn't smile - even once. We were not a high maintenance group at all. We were just there to have some drinks and eat dinner. It wasn't that busy and we would have probably stayed there longer if he would have smiled at us or even been nice. He made us feel guilty for even being there. Instead we left as soon as we were done eating and went to another bar. Fortunately East 4th has so many options that it wasn't a big deal to find another place to go to. I'm hoping this was a fluke. I will definitely go back to see.

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TrishS
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing the best Avocado Toast! Made reservations as no issues walked right in & even gave us booth like requested!

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on August 2, 2019

Good morning Trish. Thank you for your visit to Zocalo and for leaving us your terrific 5 * recommendation. We hope to see you soon.

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JS25
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service and Atmosphere were great for our group of 6 adults. We were able to have conversations and watch the TRIBE! Food was just ok. Carnitas were very dry and tough and taco shells were also tough. But Salsa was Yummy.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on July 30, 2019

JS25, thanks so much for stopping by Zocalo and for taking the time to leave us your review! We take great pride in our Carnitas as well as all of our food and appreciate you letting us know that we slipped up on Saturday and giving us the opportunity to improve. Hope to see you soon.

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AlexandraM
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Zocalo has always been 1 of favorites, mostly because their salsa is by far the best in the city. Their drinks are world class margaritas and what an awesome tequila selection. Fred, a manager there, barrel aged a tequila mixed w/ Cointreau and it was delightful!!! I wish I knew the name but be sure to always ask the bartenders what new tequilas and infusions they have going!
We had a party of 11! Big group. At first the server seen a little annoyed at having to serve a big party, or maybe just us, I'm not sure, but she eventually warmed up to us! I'm so glad because we were celebrating a 50th bday and I would hate to have an attitude ruin it! It turned out great! We ordered tons of margaritas, a few guacs, some quesos and the chips kept getting refilled and refilled. We probably shouldn't have filled up on those chips... We all had left overs from our entrees. I ordered the salad, it was amazing, I LOVED the chipotle vinaigrette dressing. At our table the tres enchiladas and fajitas all had big reviews as well!!

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on July 30, 2019

Alexandra thank you and your group for choosing to celebrate with us at Zocalo! We really loved your great 5* review and will share it today with our team! Great way to start our day! We hope to see you soon!

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PghFoodLover1
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice staff and great server. The guacamole was just “ok”. The salsa was very good. The fajita was just “ok”. Nice enough place but definitely not the best choice on the street.

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katieb
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zocalo has great food and margaritas, but was very affordable! It’s nice to get a good dinner in the city that doesn’t cost a small fortune. Nice atmosphere, good presentation of the food. I had the enchiladas with beef, which was delicious! We would definitely go back!

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on July 25, 2019

Wow Katie, thank you so much for your lovely 5* review! We sure appreciate you visit to Zocalo and look forward to your next visit!

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Scott
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was adequate; however the service was awful. The waitress was pretty much unavailable, and we actually saw her in the corner on her phone. The restaurant was unaware of Open Table too. I had to email Open Table to get my points.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party dinner fabulous food and margaritas!

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thanks so much for your 5*s. We are thrilled you had a great night out with the girls! Hope to see you soon! Lets celebrate the "Big Day"!

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CheyenneM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great price! I have already recommended it to my friends! The chicken bacon chonger was just awesome!

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on July 17, 2019

Wow Cheyenne! Thanks so much for your terrific recommendation! We hope you stop by real soon!

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Sheila
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Handled our large group of 10 (plus another group of 10 nearby) perfectly. Called ahead to make sure everything was set and they had the table reserved and ready. everyone raved about the food and drinks. Great atmosphere for a Friday night.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on July 17, 2019

Shelia, your 5* review and recent visit are very much appreciated. We hope you choose us again real soon.

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PattiK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a beautiful night in Cleveland. The tacos were delicious, drinks were great. Our server was very knowledgeable about the tequila and the ambiance was fantastic. Cant wait to return!

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on July 8, 2019

Patti we sure appreciate your visit on one of those gorgeous nights in The CLE and for taking the time to leave us your 5* review and kind words. We can not wait to see your return either!

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SueK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and drinks here was very good.. I’m giving it four stars because of the patrons.. not really something the restaurant can control, but a good number of the people there were younger, loud and overserved. Possibly just that evenings experience and not something that would stop my husband and I from returning as everything else was great!!

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on July 3, 2019

Hi Sue, Thanks for your 4* review. We appreciate it very much. Our crowds vary a great deal with what is "happening" in CLE. We sure hope you choose us again real soon.

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MaureenB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a party of 7 to celebrate my daughter's birthday and Zocalo was a great choice. We were lucky and it was a beautiful evening and with an Indian's game happening that same evening the streets were bustling with people! I appreciate immensely that Zocalo validates parking! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for choosing Zocalo for your daughter's birthday Maureen. You sure picked a fantastic weekend to celebrate her birthday, Cleveland summer weather (at last!) and a Tribe sweep over Detroit City. Your review simply made my morning! Hope you and your family choose us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were able to eat at an outdoor table which was great. Food was delicious and plentiful.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you so much for your great 5* review! We hope to see you a Zocalo again very soon!

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MBdiner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great. Service was horrible. Did not take drink orders for the kids. Drinks came after appetizer. Dinner came right after appetizer. It was wait wait then rush it all on the table

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on June 24, 2019

MBdiner, we apologize for the disappointing service you experienced recently at Zocalo. We take pride in our customer service and appreciate you sending us this teaching moment. We hope you choose us again soon. We thank you for taking the time to send us your review.

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Ewise
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and our waitress was the bomb. Vibe is cool, especially if it is warm out and the patio is open. Try and sit out there at night, the lights on east 4th make it even better.

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on June 12, 2019

Wow, Ewise, thank you so much for your great 5* review! We appreciate your recent visit and hope to see you soon and often over the summer's patio season!

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EmilyH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! Highly recommend the fajitas and burrito bowl! Margaritas are awesome!!

Zocalo Cleveland
Responded on June 12, 2019

Emily, thank you for your recent visit and your terrific 5* review. We aim to please and looks like we hit your bullseye! Hope to see you again real soon.

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