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
(916) 441-0303

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  • Kim | Sep 25, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I love Zocalo! The Tacos de Cazuela is phenomenal. I prefer to go during the week when it’s less crowded and noisy. Oh, no…I just admitted I’m getting old!

  • Brittany | Sep 25, 2008 at 11:46 am

    YUM! I also love Zocalo, their guacamole is to die for. If you’re an avacado lover like me, you need to try the one at Zocalo and the guac at Centro. Any other recommendations?

  • Christine | Sep 25, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    And a good sized serving of sour cream on that burrito…yummmmmmm!

  • Jenna | Sep 30, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    I heart sour cream.

  • Betty | Oct 22, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Goodness those dishes looked great! Wish I lived there to be able to go to this restaurant. I have marked that down on my list though for the next time we go down. My husband is originally from California and we have now moved to NM. He gets homesick for all the great restaurants out there. I am going to forward your blog to one of our friends that lives out there.