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Zocalo, Atlanta, GA

Zocalo

4.3
4.3
169 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Zocalo, Midtown Atlanta’s Mexican Kitchen & Cantina, invites you to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine, famous margaritas and handcrafted Latin cocktails in a casual, welcoming space with open-air dining.

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 249-7576

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Lucero Martinez-Obregon

  • Catering

    Si, we cater! Contact Chef Lucero for details - LMartinez@richardsandoval.com

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    10th Street and Piedmont

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot, Street Parking & Valet Available

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

Monday - Friday | 12 PM - 6 PM

Food Specials

  • Happy Hour Trio$6.00

    house-made corn chips, salsa, queso

    • Tacos Trio$8.00

      choice of: beef barbacoa, chicken tinga or veggie

      • Grilled Quesadilla$6.00

        mexican cheeses, tomato, crema, choice of: pulled chicken or beef barbacoa

        • Zocalo Nachos$6.00

          cheese sauce, guacamole, crema, black bean purée, pico de gallo, jalapeño

          WEEKLY SPECIALS

          Dine-In Only

          • Taco Tuesday

            3 Tacos + Tecate for $10 | 3 Tacos + House Margarita for $13

            • Mojito Wednesday

              $7 House Mojitos

              Last updated: February 1, 2022

              What 169 people are saying

              Overall ratings and reviews

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

              4.3
              4.3 based on recent ratings
              • 4.2Food
              • 4.3Service
              • 4Ambience
              • 4.1Value

              NoiseModerate

              Loved For

              • Atlanta / Georgia

                Great for Lunch

              • Atlanta / Georgia

                Outdoor Dining

              • Atlanta

                Great for Lunch

              • Atlanta

                Outdoor Dining

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              1. TJ

                TriciaJ

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 4 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                I highly recommend this restaurant. We were in town for a conference, and took a quick uber ride to Zocalo. Food was delicious, atmosphere great. Don't miss it!

              2. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Atlanta

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 7, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Delicious beef burrito!

                ZocaloResponded 1 day ago

                We appreciate the feedback. Our delicious burritos are a highlight here at Zocalo and it is a pleasure to hear that you had a stellar experience with us!

              3. JI

                JorgeI

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 28, 2022

                overall3food2service5ambience4

                Good for anyone looking for Tex-mex menu - Not mexican authentic

              4. g

                grege

                Houston

                2 reviews

                2.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on April 25, 2022

                overall2food2service2ambience3

                I could see the place as having a fun vibe but….. the dirty menus and poor food didn’t make up for it. I would looks elsewhere.

                ZocaloResponded on April 28, 2022

                Hi Greg! We’re surprised by your comment. Our authentic Mexican food is prepared with expertise and care so we're disappointed to hear about your experience. We take pride in making delectable food that is flavorful, fresh, and prepared with an innovative modern twist. We put a lot of thought into every detail creating an ambience that is both energetic and upbeat. We hope you reconsider and give us another opportunity to serve you.

              5. GB

                GeneB

                Atlanta

                132 reviews

                vip
                3.0

                132 reviews

                Dined on April 19, 2022

                overall3food2service4ambience2

                First time ever, food was not hot, barely warm. Server brought piping hot food quickly. Chips were not warm and crispy. Never had a bad meal here, so this is the exception in my experience and hopefully not a downward trend.

                ZocaloResponded on April 23, 2022

                Hello Gene! We always strive for excellence in our restaurant so it's unusual when our food does not meet your expectations. We appreciate your patronage and assure that we will make your next visit with us just perfect!

              6. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 9, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Great, real Mexican food!

                ZocaloResponded on April 12, 2022

                We LOVE serving innovative, fresh, savory & authentic, upscale Mexican cuisine at Zocalo! We're excited your visit with us was an unforgettable experience. Thank you, we truly appreciate your 5 star rating,

              7. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dallas

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on March 30, 2022

                overall3food3service3ambience2

                The food was ok but not great.

                ZocaloResponded on April 5, 2022

                Thank you for sharing with us! We're proud of the quality of our food and want all of our customers to enjoy it as much as you do creating it! We are grateful for your patronage and look forward to earning a few more stars on future visits.

              8. GF

                GreatFoodisLife

                Atlanta

                38 reviews

                vip
                3.0

                38 reviews

                Dined on March 11, 2022

                overall3food2service4ambience2

                This place is my secret lunch spot away from the usual bustling Colony Square lunch spots that my colleagues visit..Service was great. And historically their food is very good..however, this time it was just so-so..it’s one of the first times I’ve been post COVID..I think they’re still bouncing back..

                ZocaloResponded on March 25, 2022

                Hello! We would love to earn a few more stars on your next visit with us. Our team is always working hard to make sure that everything is served up fresh and flavorful. It's rare when we hear this type of feedback, but we appreciate you sharing as it helps us improve going forward. We hope you'll give us another opportunity to be your secret lunch spot again!

              9. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Atlanta

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on February 23, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                National Margarita Day!

                ZocaloResponded on February 23, 2022

                Thank you for the 5 star rating, we truly appreciate it. We're thrilled that you enjoyed National Margarita Day at Zocalo. We're always happy when our guests have a great time with us! Looking forward to your next visit.

              10. MK

                MaKenzieS

                Charleston

                4 reviews

                3.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on February 12, 2022

                overall3food4service3ambience3

                The food and drinks were good. Everything came out really fast!! However our server was missing in action for quite sometime but, it was really really busy night!

                ZocaloResponded on February 14, 2022

                Hello MaKenzie! We're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your food and drinks at Zocalo. We take the quality of our food very seriously, and we’re so pleased you enjoyed the dishes you sampled! Our servers do their best to take care of all of their guests at our busiest times and we appreciate your patience as we work to provide a better experience for your future visits with us!

              11. TH

                THardin

                Atlanta

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on February 11, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Just a lunch date with a friend. Nice experience, and I plan to come back, especially for one of their margaritas.

                ZocaloResponded on February 12, 2022

                Thank you for your feedback, we're delighted to hear that you had a nice lunch experience at Zocalo! We take pride in the quality of our ingredients and we're always working hard to make sure that everything is served up fresh and flavorful. We take great care in crafting our margaritas to be just perfect so we look forward to your next visit with us!

              12. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Atlanta

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on February 5, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Great food, a little too loud for our taste, may be cause they had to cover their patios in Winter. But couple big tables were way too loud.

                ZocaloResponded on February 7, 2022

                Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Zocola! We appreciate the feedback and we're happy you enjoyed our great food. Zocalo is a hot spot so expect to hear people enjoying a good time! We look forward to serving you again.

              13. CW

                CeliaW

                Atlanta

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on February 5, 2022

                overall2food2service4ambience3

                We hadn’t been to Zocalo in probably 10 yrs! Doing a little throw back, decided to give it a go on a Friday; make reservations to ensure there wouldn’t be much of a wait, which worked well! Service was very good, quick drinks, chips/salsa, even food — and that’s where it went downhill😔! We all 4 thought the food was a solid 5 out of 10, sadly. We got enchiladas, quesadillas and a 3 taco meal. Pretty flavorless and unimaginative. Take me to Bone Garden and Nuevo Laredo next time!! Sorry Zocalo…

                ZocaloResponded on February 7, 2022

                Hello Celia! We're excited that you enjoyed very good service, the quick drinks, chips/salsa, and an all around pleasant experience with us! We take great effort in sourcing the best quality ingredients and providing a high-quality dining experience. A lot of passion and expertise goes into preparing each and every dish we offer and we very rarely receive this type of feedback. We hope you give us another opportunity to serve you!

              14. CP

                ClarissaP

                Atlanta

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on January 18, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience3

                Great food and Margs with friends

                ZocaloResponded on January 24, 2022

                Hello Clarissa, we love your 5 star review and we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! A lot of passion and expertise goes into preparing those margaritas!! We’re so thrilled you and your friends had such a wonderful experience with us.

              15. CP

                CrystalP

                Atlanta

                4 reviews

                4.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on January 14, 2022

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Nice place walking distance for Fox events. Quaint. Staff friendly. Food good.

                ZocaloResponded on January 18, 2022

                Hello Crystal! Thank you for your feedback~ it's spot on! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Zocalo. We put a lot of thought into every detail and hope it is evident in our food, service, and atmosphere. Thank you again for dining with us!

              16. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Atlanta

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on January 7, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Best frozen margaritas in ATL, food is excellent as well!

                ZocaloResponded on April 19, 2022

                We take great care in crafting our margaritas to be perfect for a variety of tastes and we always strive to provide an exceptional dining experience at Zocalo! Looks like we hit the mark with your recent visit. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

              17. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on January 4, 2022

                overall3food4service2ambience2

                Just casual mid day lunch in the middle of the week. Service wasn’t good. Slow and not very attentive. Food was decent, tacos were the best part. Had two steak, one chicken.

                ZocaloResponded on January 12, 2022

                Thank you for your review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed the tacos!. Both the chicken and steak are some of our most popular choices. We'll be sure to pass your feedback on to our team regarding the slow service. We appreciate the feedback as it helps us improve going forward. We hope you give us another opportunity to serve you.

              18. KB

                KimberlyB

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on November 11, 2021

                overall5food5service3ambience5

                Fabulous food, great atmosphere, easy parking! Got very loud, waitress was just ok

              19. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Atlanta

                3 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on August 26, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Speedy service great waiter strong drinks

              20. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                San Francisco

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on July 4, 2021

                overall1food1service2ambience1

                This place literally smelled like dirty sweat. They didn’t know we had a reservation. We asked to be seated outside on the table tops like our reservation but they could not accommodate. Food was really bad and got all of us sick the next day.

              21. i

                italy

                Atlanta

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on June 18, 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience3

                This version of Mexican here is tasty but slightly nouvelle Mexican food with drizzled cheese and sour cream sauces and attractive plating to accompany very tasty traditional recipes. The margaritas are very good and the selection is flavor-varied. It is much better than your average Mexican joint or Tex-Mex restaurant. Entire restaurant is open-air and bustling with activity. Chile Relleno, Burritos, Enchalatas, Soft Tacos are all here. Recommended.

              22. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on June 10, 2021

                overall4food4service3ambience5

                Really good food only thing the service was kinda slow to get our orders

              23. SG

                SeanG

                Atlanta

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on March 13, 2020

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Friendly wait staff good atmosphere great food and drinks

              24. i

                iimc

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on February 28, 2020

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Awesome food and comfortable quick service. Everyone from hr frontbdoor to the bus staff were awesome

              25. RC

                RobC

                New York Area

                17 reviews

                5.0

                17 reviews

                Dined on February 21, 2020

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                A happening, upbeat restaurant with delicious food and terrific service.

              26. AW

                AmyW

                Charlotte

                16 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                16 reviews

                Dined on February 15, 2020

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Delicious & great service. Everything from the cocktails, guac, and beef barbacoa enchiladas! Everything was amazing! Highly recommend.

              27. JB

                JayB

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on February 1, 2020

                overall4food5service5ambience4

                Love the service can get a little loud, but too crazy... The food was great!

              28. AH

                AlexH

                Atlanta

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on January 20, 2020

                overall4food3service5ambience4

                Queso was cheap and utilized cheap ingredients. The drinks were good. I was really just taken back by how bland and cheap the food was, specifically the queso. Just melted velveta cheese for $9

              29. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Atlanta

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on January 19, 2020

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Food was amazing! They even changed the game for me on the TV!

              30. TB

                TiffanyB

                Atlanta

                10 reviews

                vip
                3.0

                10 reviews

                Dined on December 14, 2019

                overall3food4service4ambience2

                The tacos, drinks and service were really good. The place is just extremely small, and the bathroom was in shambles

              31. A

                Anne

                Atlanta

                12 reviews

                5.0

                12 reviews

                Dined on December 12, 2019

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Wonderful personable bartender! Haven’t been there in years....never disappoints!

              32. JN

                JohnnyN

                Atlanta

                9 reviews

                5.0

                9 reviews

                Dined on December 7, 2019

                overall5food4service5ambience5

                The food, atmosphere, music and customer service was above the rest.

              33. JD

                JamesD

                Atlanta

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on November 30, 2019

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                The food was really great, it's a step classier than the standard Mexican restaurant. The margaritas are phenomenal, and valet parking is complimentary with tip of course. Highly recommend, although it does get a bit on the noisy side later at night

              34. AB

                AmandaB

                Atlanta

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on November 23, 2019

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Birthday fun! Great tres leche cake 😊

              35. MW

                MelissaW

                Atlanta

                12 reviews

                4.0

                12 reviews

                Dined on November 15, 2019

                overall4food3service4ambience3

                It was a good outing. The staff was very friendly and we did enjoy our experience.

              36. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Atlanta

                2 reviews

                3.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on November 11, 2019

                overall3food2service1ambience3

                Food was good. We had a large group and our order wasn’t taken until an hour after we arrived. Our server didn’t write anything down and was frazzled the entire time. Come time for checks, it was a disaster. Food was good, but it was just loud and cramped.

              37. C

                Cree

                Los Angeles

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on September 21, 2019

                overall3food3service2ambience3

                Drinks were overpriced and watered down.

              38. RM

                RobertM

                Atlanta

                6 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                6 reviews

                Dined on September 19, 2019

                overall5food5service1ambience5

                Great deck. Tasty food selection and the frozen Margaritas are amazing. Also pet friendly deck. Great

              39. JG

                JaymeG

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on August 14, 2019

                overall5food4service4ambience4

                We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The noise was minimal, but we were there for an early lunch. Service was great, food was very tasty.

              40. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Atlanta

                6 reviews

                5.0

                6 reviews

                Dined on August 5, 2019

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great food. Good happy hour menu. Wonderful service! They have a nice patio area as well.

              Safety precautions

              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
              • Protective equipment

                • Waitstaff wear masks
              • Screening

                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

              FAQs

              You can order delivery directly from Zocalo using the Order Online button. Zocalo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 249-7576.

              Zocalo is rated 4.3 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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              Booked 2 times today
              Google Map for Zocalo

              187 10th St Ne Atlanta, GA 30309

              Additional information

              • Cross street

                10th Street and Piedmont

              • Neighborhood

                Midtown

              • Hours of operation

                Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

              • Cuisines

                Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American

              • Dining style

                Casual Dining

              • Dress code

                Casual Dress

              • Parking details

                Parking Lot, Street Parking & Valet Available

              • Payment options

                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

              • Owned/operated by

                Latinx or Hispanic, Women

              • Executive chef

                Lucero Martinez-Obregon

              • Additional

                Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

              • Phone number

                (404) 249-7576

              • Catering

                Si, we cater! Contact Chef Lucero for details - LMartinez@richardsandoval.com

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