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Zocalo Midtown, Sacramento, CA
Award-winning

Zocalo Midtown

4.6
4.6
2644 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 49 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Sat 10:00 am–11:00 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
    Asian and Pacific Islander, 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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, 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 HAPPY HOUR!!!! Photo

What 2,644 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Most Booked

  • Sacramento

    Best Value

  • Sacramento

    Most Booked

2,644 Reviews
  1. JudyM

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant! Awesome ambiance! Delicious food! Outstanding service.

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  2. ChristineR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 11 celebrating my daughter saying Yes to the dress! 1:30pm reservation on a Sunday.. the restaurant was packed! This didn’t affect our dining experience at all. What amazing service we received. Our waitress, America V, was awesome! Super attentive, super friendly, busy helping others yet she was always right there when we needed something. Thank you, America, for being a part of our already perfect and special day.

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  3. ACDC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The team went out of their way to accommodate our party and the food, drinks and service was excellent as always. This is one of our favorite places as we invite out of town guests to experience dining here. The only comment is the noise level is a little high and it can be difficult to talk to your table guests at times. Overall, a great in-house team makes dining here a great experience and we frequent at least one of the Zocalo's restaurants once a month. Cheers!

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  4. EricM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great food and entertainment for certain when celebrating birthdays!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great happy hour! Food was great! NICE resaurant! Amazing value!

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  6. AnthonyT

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been to Zocalo before…. Food is very nice, service was good. This place is kinda loud - we knew what to expect.

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  7. SACFoodie

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time. I wish something can be done about the inside noise level. You practically have to yell to your partner to hear.

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  8. Champagne

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Reservation was cancelled by restaurant last minute, they inittially offered a gift card as compensation if rescheduled but when i said i had no immediate dates to reschedule instead of honoring their offer they just hung up. As a result i do not plan to go back any time soon

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  9. AndrewW

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    When we arrived for our 7pm reservation at 7pm, the tables was not ready yet, however this is understandable as it was valentines day. Unfortunately, there were many others also waiting, and the entryway was overcrowded with no seating. After about 10 minutes, we were seated right by the door. It was cold, rainy, and windy so we were not as comfortable as we would have preferred since every time the door opened we were hit with a blast of frigid wind. The service was great, Michelle was incredibly kind an attentive to our needs. The food was lacking in presentation and preparation. The runners or kitchen disturbed the presentation of our first course, with the items rolling all over the plate as if it had almost been dropped, and you could tell that the sauces added for presentation had been disturbed since some of the food was upside down when presented. I ordered the Chile relleno for the main course, and the chili was very undercooked, almost raw, while the batter was overcooked, hared, and cold. The dish was presented sloppily (the chile relleno was torn and the hard crust broken, again as if the kitchen was to rushed to care about the presentation). The chili was so undercooked I had to remove the insides to eat any of it. Dessert was fantastic, as were the drinks. Overall, I would not pay for this experience again. Unfortunately, I think the restaurant overbooked and understaffed for the occasion (there were a lot of extra tables set out in areas not normally used for service), trying to maximize profits at the expense of the diner's experience.

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  10. JohnT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Little pricey. Be back next year

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  11. MarcusW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good Valentine's Day experience. Enjoyed the pre set menu alot.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food! It was really loud and our table was a bit cramped for our party

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  13. Susiej

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fast service , friendly servers, and delicious food

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  14. GuyR

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for our anniversary. We had a lovely time and the service was fantastic.

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  15. Howardm

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service is good, excellent food and an energetic atmosphere.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Too loud to be enjoyable. Food is slightly better than average.

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  17. EdgarM

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at zocalo, ambiance is great for getting the party started, great food great service ! Overall great vibe

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  18. TempusF

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    had a tasty dinner before a night at the theatre. I enjoyed the baja fish tacos and my spouse raved about the tacos americanos.

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  19. Bubbalou

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance. Really packed night and service was slower. But overall- still great! Best blackberry margaritas!

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  20. Jason

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. Even the chips and salsa make it worth the visit!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Asked for a refill on salsa never got it. Then More chips never got it. Main entree was good. Service just ok

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  22. AliciaE

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent! Service was friendly and quick. The food was delicious and so were the blackberry margaritas.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service .. only hiccup .. went to the restroom and when I came back my table had been cleared. I still had a bit of Pacifico left and about two sips of 1942 left to enjoy.

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  24. KendallH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the ambience and food! Service was also very attentive. Highly recommend Zocalo especially the blackberry margheritas!

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  25. RichJ

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was great. I wasn't expecting to pay $36.00 for a craft of Mimosa, unless it was bottomless, which I didn't ask. At any rate, the food is excellent and the service is great!!

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  26. MichaelAndAaron

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brandon and the servers are attentive and they remember our preferences which makes us feel valued.

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  27. Markus

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service. Food service was quick. Noisy could barely hear

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  28. Nisha

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful dinner for my niece's birthday. The food was excellent. The service was fast and the staff were so amazing. Looking forward to dining there again.

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  29. DawnM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an awesome experience. It was my granddaughter’s birthday. She had an excellent time. I would recommend this place to anybody. The food is great. The service is great.

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  30. DianaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chile relleno had wonderful flavor Pork shoulder was a bit dry and arrived not very warm Staff is lovely and the architecture, art and furnishings are intereresting and fun Parking can be a challenge in this neighborhood

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Six of us and we all enjoyed our meals. It’s a Saturday so brunch was available. The parking is challenging so plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow for finding a space. Our server was attentive and the food arrived quickly. We had posole, Baja tacos, mixed tacos, tostada salad, and a steak and eggs brunch item. Everything was delicious. This restaurant has gorgeous decor and comfortable seating. We never felt rushed. The noise level was about moderate level and was expected with the high open ceilings and full dining room, but we could still carry in conversations. We will absolutely return!

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  32. AlexandraM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to spend NYE. The staff was extremely friendly and had great customer service. The DJ was amazing. The food tasted phenomenal !

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  33. Beanman

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu has been improved over the last years. Try the Mole Enchiladas! Service was excellent. I wish they still had a mariachi evening (Fridays) like before.

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  34. EstebanR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome restaurant! Amazing Mole and I definitely enjoyed all the food and drinks. The waiter was super nice and they celebrated my friend’s birthday which was nice of them. Great place to go eat

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  35. OTDiner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Albert was our server and he was amazing! Extremely kind. My mom is vegan and he made sure to take excellent care of her and even surprised her with her dinner so that she didn’t have to feel nervous about customizing plates herself. We were there for a birthday and he definitely made the birthday person feel well celebrated. Food was incredible too! Best mole~

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  36. AdiV

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There is no place better to get a beautiful enchilada with mole than at Zocalo. All of us had different dishes and all of them were thoughtfully prepared. And, don't forget dessert, that too was wonderful.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great, hostess staff was super friendly. Food was delish! The drinks were stiff! Excellent Christmas Eve dinner!

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  38. YolandaC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zocalos is always a great choice when you visit Sacramento. Service,food grown up beverages are all great.

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  39. Gman

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience at Zócalo Midtown. I took my family there for holiday gathering and Zócalo didn’t disappoint. Great service and food, with high spirits. Highly recommended!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I went during happy hour. He got a Paloma and blackberry margarita & I got two mango margaritas. SO delicious! To eat, he got shrimp tacos, fish ceviche and I got the papa taquitos. Everything was so delightful! Can’t wait to go back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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 4.6 stars by 2644 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 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Zocalo Midtown

1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Executive chef
    Brian Castillo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, 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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