Atlanta >Food & Dining > Zocalo
187 10th Street Ne, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.781602 -84.381040
Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Midtown, Northeast
Overpriced food and alcohol – I bought a glass of Cuerbo Gold margarita at Zocalos and was surpriced when I was charged $ 11.00... then I ordered a Quesadilla for $ 16.95 that looked like (no lie) a soft taco with some cheese and chicken on it.. I spent like $30.00 bucks on a glass of margarita and a tiny punny quesadilla, Maybe they do that because of the location I dont know but that is just highway robbery in my opinion.
also their margarita mix is done with cheap tequila all they do is add a shot of Patron, Cuerbo or witch ever one you get and charge you anywhere from $11.00-18.00 per glass.
Regular Customer Turning Ex-Regular Customer – I honestly never thought that I would be writing this review for my "soon to be" formal favorite Tex-Mex Restaurant. I've been a regular for nearly six years and have always been faithful to ZOCALO, but I've strongly been considering breaking up with ZOCALO.
Breaking up is not easy especially when your children have practically grown up eating this food. Some of my greatest celebrations have been celebrated at ZOCALO, but things have started going SOUTH really fast. Their utter disregard for customer comfort is the main reason for our BREAKUP.
As you all know for the past couple of weeks Atlanta has been one of many cities that has been experiencing extremely hot weather. The heat index has reached as high as 105 Degrees at times. Well I am the school of thought that believes you should be comfortable when you partake in a meal especially in a restaurant setting. Well these schmucks have taken it upon themselves to not repair the A/C or turn it on even. I am not sure if it doesn't work or they get some satisfaction at seeing their customers drenched in sweat while they are eating their meals. I personally cannot stand it, and have decided to let the world know as well.
In conclusion, the food, staff, and location is GREAT, but TURN ON the A/C PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or it's OVER!!!!!
Save your Money, or go to a restaurant worth your money. – Ok. So this is a place in atlanta so of course the prices are going to be a little high, but trust me when i tell you the food is not worth the price. I went with some friends looking for a place we never been to and we decided to go to Zocalos. Worst decision i made that month. We get there and the waiter is horrible. He treated my friends and I as if we did something wrong to him. then the "manager", as if he knew how to run the place, comes to our table to see the "problem" and he treats us like crap also. We paid for so called "mexican" food. $10 for a piece of tortilla looking thing, that didn't even taste good.
Lets just say my friends did not have a good time. The waiter,manager, and the entire people working in the front were rude to us. There are so many places in atlanta with a much better environment and much better food. I really enjoyed Taco Mac in midtown. But if you decide to go there, please write down your experience and maybe other people will start believing these comments and avoid zocalos at all times.
not worth getting paid to eat here – watch out! they change your bill after you leave!
and also, the valet parking is for expensive cars only, no handicap parking. there were empty parking spaces. nonetheless, i was turned down (with a handicap parking pass). a bentley rolled up and received a spot front row! i love jerks
Authentic Mexican Food in Midtown ATL – I love this Mexican restaurant in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. I adore the Taquitos Pollo which is covered in ceviche ... yummy.
My husband and I love Mexican food when we went to this Midtown restaurant.
Bad, Bad, and Worse – WOW- terrible food, prices, and service. No one in my party had a single delicious dish, the waiter was awful and the cheapest meal is over ten dollars. I was completely disappointed and will never return.
Casual Mexican fare in the center of Midtown – Despite being in the center of Midtown and driving past this restaurant daily, this was my first visit to Zocalo. However, this visit almost did not occur due to reading the previous multiple bad reviews.
My visit was quite pleasent, and you get exactly what you go for: standard mexican food and good margaritas at a decent price. I am not sure what the patrons before me who were not impressed expected for a $10 a plate mexican restaurant?
I visited on a nice weather day, and the restaurant, which resembles an off-the-beaten-path mexican beach cantina, had all of its windows open for the evening breeze. Me and my dining partner started with a pitcher of house margaritas ($25), and an order of the homemade guacamole ($6), both of which were good. I had the chicken mole ($12), and my partner had the pork enchiladas ($12), again, both of which were good.
My only complaint is the "first basket of chips on the house" policy. When I drink margaritas I like to eat chips, and have never ran into a mexican restaurant that charges a per basket fee ($1.50).
All-in-all, I would definately return to Zocalo; good food, good margaritas, and within stumbling distance home!
They charged me for lettuce...for my taco – I've been to the Zocalos in Grant Park and I've always had a great experience. It is more casual than the Midtown location but it's good food at a reasonable price. I went to the Midtown location and I was very disappointed. I paid a dollar for lettuce to go on my tacos...Do I need to say more because I can. I could talk about the service and the attitude of the manager. I wouldn't recommend it. The margaritas are pretty strong but that's typical of any regular Mexican restaurant and they won't be as expensive. I don't mind paying more if the food and service are good but I spent $30 on so-so tacos and two margaritas (not including tip),
Don't do it-
Poor customer service...rude staff – We went to Zocalo to have dinner with our family and my girlfriend is Vegan so we just wanted to get her tortilal shells with pico on the side so she could have something to eat while the rest of us enjoyed dinner. In the past this had not been a problem....a few weeks earlier we had a very nice young lady serve us and she brought my girlfriend her tortillas and pico...but this time was different. The waiter took forever to get to us and then we watched as our drinks sat on the edge of the bar for 10 min until he brough them to our table...this would have been understandalble had the place been busy..but it wasn't. He dropped off our drinks an ran and in another 10 minuits, came to take our order. When he heard my girlfriends request he said no...we don't have that on the menu...we explained how just 2 weeks earlier the waitress had brought this dish for us...he still refused. I went to speak with the manager and he was very rude and also refused.....needless to say we will not be eating here again. It is an unfortunate experience but when I ran it by some of our neighbors who eat there, they said that some of the waiters and the manager can often times be very rude.
Save your money and go someplace where they treat you well....we really enjoy places like Beleza..on Juniper and 8th....and even though Sweet Devil Moon is slow...they are super friendly and have $10 bottomless Sangria. There are plenty of places to eat and drink around town where the food and the service is great....it is too bad Zocalo is not one of them.
The real deal... finally,,,,,,,, – I am so glad my boyfriend talked me into trying "Zocalo" despite having read the last few reviews it got. All I can say is that being a born and raised Mexican living in the US for the past 8 years it was so wonderful to have some "authentic" Mexican food. After noticing some very typical dishes in the menu I made a special request for Mole Enchiladas the which was not only met but was probably the best I've had in a really long time, the margaritas were good, but it's hard to get those wrong! and the Queso Fundido appetizer was phenomenal. We also got "Flan" to go, it took us a couple of days to eat it but when we finally did, it was so much better than I expected. Authentic Mexican food is quite different from the "Tex-Mex" stuff most people are used to in the U.S. and that is the only explanation I can come up with for some people being unhappy with Zocalo, however I would strongly recommend keeping an open mind and just give it a try!!!! You may just be very very surprised. Now if you have had Real Mexican food and you know you like it, you will "love" Zocalo.
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