Last Friday at Zócalo
My fiancé and I wanted to kickoff the weekend by trying out a restaurant in Sacramento that we had never been to. Since we both are pretty new to the area, this wasn’t a difficult task. I’m a Mexican food lover and I had heard good things about Zócalo, so we decided to give it a try.
Zócalo immediately reminded me of this gorgeous villa I stayed at in Puerto Vallarta a few years ago. The restaurant was very spacious with large open windows and authentic décor – I felt like I was back in Mexico the whole time I was there!
We started out our meal with chips and margaritas, as we do at most Mexican restaurants we go to. The chips were warm, salty and delicious – the quality of chips and salsa are always very important to my dining experience. The margaritas were smooth and refreshing.
There were so many choices on the menu that I had a tough time making a decision. When it came time to order I chose the flautas de pollo and my fiancé chose the carnitas burrito.
The flautas were crunchy and topped with cabbage and radish, which was a fresh twist. The carnitas burrito was absolutely delicious, the pork was very tender and flavorful – I kept stealing bites off of my fiancé’s plate! The entrees were served with black beans and tasty cilantro-flavored rice.
We were also surprised to find that a mariachi band plays at Zócalo on Fridays. There’s nothing wrong with being serenaded while eating delicious food!
1801 Capitol Avenue