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Zocalo Midtown, Sacramento, CA
Award-winning

Zocalo Midtown

4.7
4.7
2691 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 p.m.


Booked 84 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 & Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, South Asian, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Brian Castillo
  • Catering
    Zocalo does not cater but does offer an assortment of takeout party trays at zocalosac.com
  • Private party facilities
    For any occasion, Zócalo provides private dining in its sophisticated Morelia Room or stunning patio, making it a unique 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
  • Neighbourhood
    Sacramento
  • Cross Street
    We're located at the corner of 18th St & Capitol Ave in Midtown.
  • 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

What 2,691 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Hot spot

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Most Booked

  • Sacramento

    Hot spot

  • Sacramento

    Most Booked

2,691 Reviews
  1. AmandaA

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always like coming here. In ambiance is very cute. The guac and ceviche are great appetizers. They could use some acoustics inside. Not bad at lunch, but I've been there for happy hour before where it was just far too loud for my comfort.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noise level was elevated because of Mariachis for Mother’s Day. But we loved all of it! They were awesome!

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  3. FantasticFam

    Sacramento

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, friendly and capable service. Pretty loud, often crowded. Try the Brunch Tacos! Soooo good.... Thanks, Zocalo!

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  4. DonDav

    Sacramento

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The service and the food were nice, but the noise was painful. We couldn't stay.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time visiting this location and the food and service was on point will continue to come here and definitely recommending to everyone I know.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to see my good friend and we enjoyed pomegranate margaritas

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  7. Babs

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outside seating was great. Food was tasty Service was awesome and timely. Cocktails were Great.

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  8. Bonnie

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fresh and delicious! When we were a little late for our reservation, the hostess cheerfully held our reservation. The food was served in a timely mannerThe noise level has been an irritant because it is hard to carry on a conversation.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All was great! Service was super and food was delicious. Was just in time for happy hour.

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  10. LynnB

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat on the patio on a pretty ideal eve, 5/1. The food was great, though could have been hotter, our waiter Francisco was over the top the best, enjoyed the evening., thank you.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Entree was not hot temperature wise out of the kitchen. Same with the rice and beans (tested the two other plates on the table). My partner wanted to go for the ambiance though I found the food disappointing. I didn’t say much as to not spoil the evening.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Happy hour is the best here, ends at 6pm. Grab a pitcher for the best deal. :)

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  13. 911doll

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time and I loved it! The service was excellent and the food was amazing.

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  14. Knights12486

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent as usual! Our server, Rachel was awesome!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch this week was super delicious, EXCELLENT and friendly service, 2 hours passed and we had no idea. I love the decor in Zócalo, it’s open and pleasant and seriously that bean dip that is served with the chips and salsa is so wonderful. So good!

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  16. EmilyE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was amazing, service was quick and on point every time. Great food but even better drinks! Highly suggest coming during happy hour as the portions were more than expected and all tasted amazing for a great deal. Will definitely be back again.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure!! Will eat here whenever we get a chance! Love the cilantro lime rice!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Chips and drinks were great! Food cold, service lacking, had to ask for silverware and refills🙁

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noise level too loud. Not able to have a nice conversation with your guests.

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  20. MarinaD

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We did reservation, and said it’s to celebrate birthday. Then we told waiter that we’re celebrating birthday. NOTHING! Special was done to help celebrate our birthday person??? This restaurant doesn’t do anything special for birthdays???

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding experience from beginning to end with a guarantee to leave with a belly full of delicious food made with love. Thank you for a wonderful Sunday brunch with friends.

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  22. JenniferS

    Sacramento

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We fined outside. Our meals were delicious and the Blackberry margaritas were perfect. Our server was so thoughtful and attentive. She made our Easter brunch perfect.

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  23. MichaelD

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice Easter brunch at Zocalo. The brunch selections had something for each of us and the drinks (blood orange paloma, sangria) were delicious. Full menu was also available, which is appreciated. Our server was friendly and attentive, and food service was prompt. Excellent outing at Zocalo, a restaurant we have always enjoyed.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Zocalos. It’s a great spot for dinner with good food and a fun atmosphere. Sadly, this time one of our friends did not get their food for quite a while, and then when it came, it was not cooked properly. But the manager took care of us and even sent us some dessert which just goes to show what a great place this is. Usually the food is spot on. Don’t forget to try the blackberry margaritas!

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  25. MichaelD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table for six, meeting friends. The restaurant was very nice, excellent staff who took care of all our needs while we dined. The snacks brought to our table were delicious, the food was excellent. The Bloody Mary that I ordered while waiting for our friends was in the top five of all time for me. I will definitely be back.

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  26. MichaelAndAaron

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the staff at Zocalo, especially Brandon and our recent server. I wish I could remember her name, but she was just recently promoted from Hostess to Server. Her friendly and attentive service is just one more reason that we keep coming back. Brandon and the weekend morning crew have made our weekends something to look forward to. It brings us joy when the staff reminds me to order a side of bacon, because they know that I give a little bite to our dog. It is the fastest service I have ever witnessed and I have even started a timer on my phone as a joke, because many times our food arrives in less than 5 minutes after ordering. Even if it is a little wet outside, this team ensures we have a dry seat so we can bring our pet with us to breakfast. A shout out to the decoration team, I'm in awe of your elaborate decor during all the holidays throughout the year. To the Kitchen - I cannot imagine a better French toast or weekend brunch taco. You are kitchen magicians and even though I order the same thing, it's delicious every time. Brandon and this entire team make Zocalo our weekend tradition and we thank you.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks at one of our favorite restaurants

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and environment and food was delicious as always

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  29. KyleB

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my wife have made Zocalo are go to place for really good Mexican food!! The cocktails are another plus at this spot and the mole enchiladas are soooo good! America (our server) was outstanding and very attentive for our afternoon date...THANK YOU AMERICA for your outstanding service! Of course, we love this place so we will be back SOON!

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  30. JohnK

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is always exciting and upbeat. The weight staff is always fun. The food is always spot on one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were super accommodating of our large party, and the staff was phenomenal

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  32. NoahP

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience I recommend for a Saturday morning.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious. Salmon Bowl, Mole Enchiladas and Churros/Ice Cream for dessert. Very fun, festive atmosphere and the service was outstanding. Will definitely return when in Sacramento.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service Outstanding!!! Don’t miss out on this treat.

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  35. GaryS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 of my life long friends, me and our wives celebrated the guys March Birthdays over a delicious lunch at Mid Town Zolcalo. It was a leisurely fun occassion. Great service!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere. Great staff. Great food! Can’t wait to go back.

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  37. BethG

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible time. We’ve been to midtown and UV many times. I made reservations at midtown to celebrate a birthday, party of 9. I made the mistake of putting in the reservation comments that we had two children with us. Don’t ever do it. That was our death sentence because we were sat in the very back of the restaurant in the “banquet room” which was cold and sterile and there was a long paper table runner on the table. I had requested a booth. I asked to change our table once I was told where we were sitting, but the hostess was quite short tempered and rude and said “I’m just going to be completely transparent with you: you’re a large party and will not fit in our large booths.” But she could have offered to slide several tables together and did not. We gave in and sat in the back and it was horrible. It was very cold in the room and our service was poor. Our waitress, although nice when she came by, was not in the room frequently enough and we had to wait for drink and chip refills as well as to order. Our tacos and burritos came out with cold filling. We should have sent it all back but did not because we had a 6 and 8 yr old whe were ready to eat. And since when do the tacos americanos come in a basic Taco Bell crunchy shell??? The pepita salad, advertised, with goat cheese, came with no goat cheese so we did request the goat cheese, which was brought out in a side dish. The happy birthday song was sung by 2 staff, definitely underwhelming compared to the tables in the main room who got 4-6 staff to sing. As if all of this wasn’t bad enough, what do we see as we’re exiting? 3 tables pushed together by the window facing Capitol Ave with 10-12 chairs! After years of patronizing them, we wont be back. Definitely didn’t appreciate the complete lack of customer service, the rude hostess with cleavage proudly displayed (tacky) who would not change our table and the cold food. Too many great Mexican food restaurants in Sacramento to suffer through Zocalos again.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super lovely place for a quick lunch date. Happy hour menu was very nice and the options were not too bad either for the price. Will definitely return for maybe a dinner time!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It would have been nice if our waitress was available during the times we needed her for refills or just basic service needs. We had to wave down other staff members. It wasn’t too busy during the time we went. So other than that food was great and atmosphere was upbeat and the ambience was perfect for any occasion

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  40. AlfonsoM

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place with great food and better service!

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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 4.7 stars by 2691 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 p.m.


Booked 84 times today

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
  • Cross Street
    We're located at the corner of 18th St & Capitol Ave in Midtown.
  • Neighbourhood
    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 & Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, South Asian, 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 zocalosac.com
  • Private party facilities
    For any occasion, Zócalo provides private dining in its sophisticated Morelia Room or stunning patio, making it a unique 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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