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About Zocalo Cleveland

Enjoy food made fresh daily! From our fresh salsa to our slow roasted carnitas, we strive to provide the best quality Mexican food in a fun and festive atmosphere. Experience a unique Mexican restaurant and tequilaria that is truly one-of-a-kind and can only be found on East 4th Street.

2071 East 4th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Prospect

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 781-0420

Website:
http://www.zocalocleveland.com/

Entertainment:
Located on East 4th street across from the Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field. We offer live music in the summer and live music on the street.

Parking Details:
Valet located on East 4th street, enter on
Prospect. Street parking is also available as well as pay lots around the arenas.

Public Transit:
RTA and free trolley available downtown.

Executive Chef:
Sam Boccuti

Private Party Facilities:
Zócalo Mexican Grill and Tequileria is the perfect place to plan your next party or special event. We have separate dining rooms on different levels for parties up to 100. Call us at 216-781-0420 to get started.

Private Party Contact:
Austin Gatto: (855) 398-8827

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Zocalo Cleveland Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (3)
Quick Bite (3)
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Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Server was excellent. But the carnitas were so overcooked that they looked like charcoal and tasted like charcoal. Instead of risking my food being tampered with I ate the pickled veggies and grilled pineapple. Don't recommend it to anyone. The restaurant wasn't busy. No reason to be sending food out like that.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was very good. The drinks were generous. But the staff was outstanding. Had a great time.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was fresh, modern, and had well blended complimentary flavors. The prices were more than reasonable. Our 'go to' type of restaurant is always Mexican and we have eaten at hundreds of Mexican restaurants around the country, this one definitely tops the list. Beautuful ambience with awesome service. If you are in Cleveland you have to make time for their eats.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

great restaurant highly recommended. good food and service

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
·Dined on August 1, 2017

Taco Tuesday is great!!

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Server seemed like we were inconveniencing her. Did not seem interested in being there at all.
Food mediocre at best
Part of our order did not come out and server never bothered to come back to check on us.

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·Dined on July 16, 2017

We had excellent food and service. Definitely recommemded

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
·Dined on July 15, 2017

Zocalo was fantastic, the tacos were amazing and our waiter was outstanding however, the girl at the front was not friendly and did not take care of our reservation properly so we did not collect our points.
As a matter of fact when we checked in we told her that we had a reservation through Open Table and she told us they didn't accept reservations that day.
Outside of her obviously over whelment with the hostess position I would got back in a heartbeat!

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·Dined on July 4, 2017

Really great place on East 4th. The food was great, margs were tasty, and has a unique layout with a patio too.

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·Dined on July 3, 2017

Food was fantastic as always!! The booth we were in was worn down....it's time to redo the cushions! Felt like we were sitting in a hole. Other than that it was pleasant dinner!

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·Dined on June 28, 2017

Food and service was great! This was our first time at Zocalo and would highly recommend to everyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Scenic View, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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·Dined on June 27, 2017

We went for a work lunch and had 1 hour. The service was horrible - we were told (after asking twice) that they were out of chips. We got chips and they were stale. Our food took over a half hour and the restaurant was less than a quarter full (the patio was half full). I never had a bad experience there until the other day. As a former GM of a restaurant, I was very disappointed with the service and food. The waitress told us that the kitchen was really backed up (after we asked about our food after 25 minutes) and then she avoided our table (no refills with water etc) until the food came. Then, when the food did come, the waitress didn't even know which tacos were which. We didn't ask to see a manager but it would have been nice to have someone stop by and at least comp our drinks or something. I understand that things run over and that things can be unpredictable in the restaurant world. But being on an hour lunch (that we told her we had one hour) and then being 45 minutes late back to work is totally unacceptable. Won't be going back.

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·Dined on June 7, 2017

Great fun place on E 4th to go before an event in Cleveland.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on May 30, 2017

Table was waiting for us in timely manner. Food was good: wished there was a little more in the bowl burrito than there was.

Tags: Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on May 30, 2017

Had a great visit and the food and service was incredible!! The only complaint would be the flies that were bothering us the entire meal. This is because the whole front of the building is open to the street...maybe a screen over that area would help. Other than that a great experience!! A-

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·Dined on May 23, 2017

Reservation thru Open Table. Restaurant called to confirm-nice touch. Seated when arrived (on time). Outside seating night of Cleveland Cavaliers home playoff game. Area was crazy busy. Quite fun to sit outside and people-watch. Service perfect!! Tequila choices are excellent. Loved the shrimp taco, guacamole and pico.
Definitely make reservation. And enjoy!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, People Watching, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Casual, Tapas, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on May 21, 2017

Pre Cavs playoff game...great service, good food, lively atmosphere. In and out without delay...really enjoyed.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on May 21, 2017

I've been here twice. And both times the food was great and the waitress was wonderful

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports
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·Dined on May 21, 2017

Good food and service although not aware they had gone to a smaller, limited menu. Preferred the previous menu with more selections

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·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great atmosphere looking over E4th Street! Lively bar with sports on. Staff fantastic! Great to go before a Cavs game.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, People Watching, Live Sports
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vip
·Dined on May 21, 2017

The hostesses and waitress were very accommodating towards our 2 year old daughter. The food was very good, as always.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on May 17, 2017

This is not an real Mexican restaurant, so no I will not return to this place . food was blend not wanted I expected at all. the location is amazing but the food is not.

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·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day. Really nice service...excellent food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on May 9, 2017

It was a bit loud for business discussion, but the food and service made up for it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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·Dined on May 1, 2017

The food was very good and we were very pleased with the service. They held a table for us near the bar but moved us downstairs to accommodate our 2 year old.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Spicy
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·Dined on April 17, 2017

Server rushed us and then didn't get us checked out for a very long time. Unusually unsatisfactory experience this time.

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·Dined on April 15, 2017

Danielle was awesome! Great personality.

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·Dined on April 13, 2017

Food was great as well as the service and the value for the food was spot on. However, felt as if the goal was to completely rake us over the coals with the price of drinks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on April 6, 2017

Going to a show at Playhouse Square. Cleveland is about an hour plus drive for us. Food was good but not great. Will try another restaurant next time we are in town. Rice was very salty. We were about 15 min late due to traffic and they held our reservation for us which we appreciated.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on April 4, 2017

Great place on E 4th to go to before a Cavs game. There is a limited menu but it works so you can get served quickly. Food was very good and so was the service. Fun atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, People Watching
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·Dined on March 19, 2017

First time and so glad we made the effort to eat in. We planned on coming to a concert in Cleveland and had dinner before the show. I lived in Texas around good Mexican food and I have to say I was not disappointed in the authentic meal. Did I mention that the margarita was fabulous! It was so busy but it did not change the excellent service and food we received. We will return. Great job Zocalo!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on March 19, 2017

A friend and I were going to a concert at The Q and made a reservation to eat here before! Open Table App was easy and convenient to use and make a reservation. They had it and our table ready when we got there! We were seated in the bar area, atmosphere was fun, service was great and the food was pretty good!
Thanks for a great pre-concert experience.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on March 19, 2017

Not the same restaurant as it used to be. Made a reservation and got seated in the bar area. Menu dramatically reduced and food not so good.

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·Dined on March 6, 2017

This place was never very good and it hasn't improved. In fact, it's probably worse because now even the margaritas are watery. The only reason to go here is because you need someplace close to the Q and everything else on Open Table is booked.

Mexican food is about the easiest to do reasonably well, but here's some of the ways Zocalo gets it wrong. First the chips come broken into tiny pieces and they're delivered with a tiny dish of salsa that isn't fresh and frankly doesn't measure up to grocery store jarred salsa. The margaritas come in a huge fancy glass but I detected no tequila and almost no lime. Fajitas--the shrimp wasn't bad but almost no grilled onions or peppers. Guess what you mostly get--watery zucchini. Also no rice or beans, a tiny bit of lettuce and cheese, no pico.

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·Dined on March 1, 2017

As always the staff was attentive and cheerful. The service and food arrival were timely. The restaurant is clean and aesthetically pleasing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vegan, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
·Dined on February 26, 2017

We had to request silverware. When it was delivered, one set had chewing gum stuck to the napkin that wrapped the silverware. We had to ask for that to be removed.

As dinner arrived, the table next to us called a waiter over. The diner apologetically pointed out a fingernail that was in her food. The waiter merely whisked the food away- no apology, no compensation.

This place is awful.

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·Dined on February 23, 2017

Came in before a Cavs game. I made a reservation and was glad that I did. It was very busy but they had our table ready when we arrived. They have an impressive tequila menu and the margaritas were perfect. We3 ordered the taco's and were impressed with the serving size. We will definitely return soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 22, 2017

Convenient place to grab a quick and yummy bite before an event at The Q. Our table was ready on time and the food was delivered quickly. The bar was a little backed up so we waited a while for a our drinks. But, overall a good experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on February 12, 2017

We lived downtown for years and Zocalo used to be one of our favorite restaurants. We hadn't been there in about a year or so, but made reservations for the Sunday before Valentine's Day. Turns out we didn't need to, the place was pretty empty, and despite that fact they proceeded to seat us at a high-top table that wobbled... High-top tables are not my ideal for a nice night out, especially with a reservation, but we moved ourselves to another one nearby that didn't wobble at least. Now on to the meal/service... Not sure if/when the restaurant came under new management or ownership, but the menu has been significantly shortened, and in my opinion brought down to the lowest common denominator... I could see it being a good meal for before or after a sporting event - descent Mexican style bar food at a reasonable price while still having the appeal of being on E 4th St. But we used to love how diverse the menu was, and were really looking forward to the experience that going to Zocalo used to be... My husband's absolute favorite was that there used to be a menu option for your own custom guacamole to be made at your table. They'd bring out all the ingredients and you'd either pick exactly which ones you'd want or the servers would make suggestions. It was always delicious and a fun experience, and I was really upset to see that they've not only done away with the custom guacamole all together, but the guacamole we ordered wasn't even freshly made. It could've been prepared the same day of course, but it was freezing cold when served so we knew it came directly from the fridge or freezer... The entree options were severely limited, and we both ordered what I would consider to be comparable to Chipotle burrito bowls, just with a handful more toppings. All in all we were both very disappointed in Zocalo for our Valentine's Day outing, and will definitely (sadly) not be returning in the future. (Chocolate Bar saved the night though!)

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on February 5, 2017

We made reservations for my fathers birthday on February second. I was able to reserve a table and when we arrived they were closed. If they were going to close they need to make sure all of their guests are aware. Very disappointed. I will continue to go to Greenhouse Tavern for dinner instead.

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