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Zocalo Midtown, Sacramento, CA

Zocalo Midtown

4.5
4.5
2357 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Regional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 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

Experiences

  • ZOCALO HAPPY HOUR!!!!

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in the region’s finest happy hour with fresh guacamole, golden fish tacos, cadillac margaritas, and much more in an upscale setting every day of the week from 3:00-6:00. From cotija crusted quesadillas to refreshing palomas, Zocalo is your destination to unwind and connect. Listo pal pisto!!
  • Zocalo Valentine's Day

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate amor eterno at Zocalo this Valentine’s Day with a hand-crafted pomegranate margarita and four-course tasting menu in a candle lit atmosphere for just $75 per person. In addition to classic dishes like Salmon con Mango, Chile Relleno, and Baja Fish Tacos, Zocalo’s Valentine’s Day menu will feature decadent chocolate cake, mouth watering Croquetas de Cangrejo, and a colorful Ensalada Invernal, so come say “Te amo” to your pareja in style at your favorite local Mexican restaurant. An 18% service fee (gratuity) applies, there is an 1:30 time limit, a credit card is required to hold the reservation, taxes are not included in the price per person, and any cancellation less than 2 days in advance will result in a $50 fee per guest.

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What 2,357 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Most Booked

  • Sacramento

    Most Booked

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  1. OC

    OliviaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful surroundings and friendly staff.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Zocalo is always our big group go to and it never fails! Great food and drinks
  3. BV

    BryanV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff, food was amazing and did not take very long, indoor / outdoor areas are both beautiful and well - maintained.
  4. AB

    AkilahB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    We went there for my birthday dinner and I have to say my hair caught on fire from the candle holders that was next to the door. They took forever to bring our food to us and when our food did arrived it was not fresh but cold. My little cousin as for a to go box we had to ask more than once because they forgot about us.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sacramento King’s game
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time. Server was on point and friendly. Will booked again soon!!!!
  7. CM

    CarlaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was company night out for some fun, we had a great dinner. Food was good, service was excellent! It is a little loud and the lighting made it a little difficult to read the menu.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    It was waaaaaaay too loud and the shrimp
  9. l

    luv2dineout

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place went for appetizers and drinks had butternut squash hummus was extremely good ! Drinks love work shop and mission both perfectly made. Definitely coming back for dinner
  10. CA

    ChristieA

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were in Sacramento for a Broadway series play and chose Zocalo for pre-show dinner. One of us had the mixed tacos, and the other 3 had bowls (a salmon,a chicken, and a shrimp). The food and service were excellent, but it is quite noisy. We were seated near the bar, which may have added to the noise, although Zocalo is not exactly a quiet intimate kind of place. We have dined here several times and will definitely return; the patio is very nice, if the weather is cooperating.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Nice restaurant but to loud for our liking. Won’t be coming back.
  12. s

    shelleyw

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful in every way
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nolan was so attentive and provided amazing service to the returning and new customers in our party. Thanks again!
  14. t

    tamim

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    It is so loud in this restaurant. I am sure it’s because of the high ceilings. We literally could not hear each other or the waiter.
  15. FN

    FrankN

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is good, cost appropiate, service great, a little to noisy.
  16. JL

    JesseL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always a good time at Zocalo's midtown. Great food, service, ambiance! Favorite place to take someone on their birthday!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner night with family!
  18. CL

    CLang

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my family’s favorite restaurants! Zocalo never disappoints!
  19. TO

    TerryO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate New Year’s Day brunch……………………
  20. c

    caz23

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Power went out in whole neighborhood and needed a place to get dinner. Managed to get a reservation last min on New Year's Eve. Love this place. Great ambiance and they had a mariachi come in. Dinner for one but the atmosphere was great
  21. JL

    JeffersonL

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant and the food is very good. The complimentary bean dip is excellent and I love their salmon and seasonal bowls. Service was on point and got us wrapped up quickly when we needed to leave for an event. All-around great dining experience.
  22. KB

    KimberlyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn’t been to Zocalo in awhile. Food and service consistently above expectations.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - it was my daughters birthday and you made it extra special
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a good vibe at this place with excellent food and margaritas 😎
  25. DM

    DavidM

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great Christmas Eve lunch. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was very good. Not overdone at all. We plan to return!!
  26. JA

    JaimeA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went at 11:00am on a weekday for lunch. The food was very good, the service was great, and the restaurant was clean. The picture is an appetizer for Christmas dinner at a work celebration.
  27. MW

    MaryW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and fun festive atmosphere. Loved the fish tacos.
  28. DB

    DonnaB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 10 people for our retirement celebration for one of our co-workers. The food and services was great. Appreciate our hosts that greeted us and our waitress was great. Donna Begay
  29. KD

    KathyD

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good food, but too noisy!!! Maybe turn the music down?
  30. p

    peachyykeen

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, too loud to hear others at table talking.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Table wasn’t ready when we arrived at our scheduled reservation time. Service was very slow, but food came out right after ordering. Atmosphere seemed rushed.
  32. DA

    DavidA

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun lively restaurant. Decorated beautifully for Christmas. The food was fabulous as was our service. Highly recommend.
  33. RH

    RichardH

    Sacramento

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service was a bit slow & not so attentive this time around. Other than that everything was really good
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We were celebrating a birthday and this was noted in the reservation. The server did not even acknowledge this, and we got nothing at all - not even “happy birthday”. On top of that, there was ONE server for the entire outdoor seating area. There were like 20 tables! Service was slow and horrible. Food and service at Zocalo locations in Folsom and Roseville is 1000% better. Such a disappointing experience, and really a bummer for the birthday girl.
  35. L

    Lynn

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Very festive this time of year, food usually served just above room temp, service slow this time may be time of the year.
  36. h

    hpresident

    Sacramento

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant except for the noise level, extremely high. Beautifully decorcorated for the Christmas holiday.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    42 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    The music was so loud, no talking was possible. We dine out to enjoy good food and conversation. This place obviously doesn’t care about the customers’ comfort while dining. The music was so raucous and overwhelming it was painful shouting across the table at my guests. And it was only 5:30 pm, not a midnight sports bar event :(
  38. FW

    FredW

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food;great service; table was ready at the time my reservations were. Waiter did an excellent job and I believe it was the manager also helped and did a fine job
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is good but it was cold.
  40. NI

    NicoleI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner, especially with the Christmas decor! Food was spectacular as always.

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 2357 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 62 times today
Experiences are available.

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 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 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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