Cuisine Mediterranean
Delivery No
Outdoor seating No
Party room No
Reservations accepted Unknown
Kids menu No
Occasional live music No
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

Comments

millerowski Feb. 2, 2008 @ 5:14 p.m.

Don't expect a free basket of chips and some good salsa--no freebies here. I used to love lunch at the Brigantine at this Old Town location, but have not yet been thrilled with Zocalo. I've tried it several times, though, and the expensive (now $9.50) "ultimate" shaken margaritas are tasty--sure was a lot of ice in that shaker, though. It was lunch on January 31, back parking lot full. Sat inside (kinda chilly out under the very pretty bougainvillea). My friend had the special of the day: a seafood tostada. Atop a fried corn tortilla covered with black beans were cubes of grilled fish, one or two shrimp, a scallop, salsa, avocado slices, cilantro. $14. His dish was the winner of the two but not something he would try again. I had Ecuadorian grilled shrimp. At my request, they substituted saffron rice and black beans (available with other dishes) for the risotto accompaniment. I was presented with a very large white plate; in the center was a scoop of yellow rice upon which were perched four medium shrimp. On the side was a small portion of mashed black beans. The shrimp were dry, the rice had no real saffron (well, who actually expects it?) and was lukewarm, and the frijoles negros not worth describing. $16. I requested some salsa to moisten the shrimp, but not only did the salsa moisten them--it overpowered the four sad shrimp. Tab after tip (two ultimate marg's, one seafood tostada, four sad shrimp) was $60. That's lunch, folks. If you are in Old Town, go elsewhere. There are many fine restaurants within a block of Zocalo.

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Aimz Aug. 26, 2008 @ 2:20 p.m.

I was very disappointed in Zocalo. I went there for my birthday on Aug. 18th. I ordered one of the specials which was Halibut with a blood orange sauce, plantain/cranberry mojo, and saffron potatoes. The Halibut was good as was the sauce, but the mojo was strange and too tart, and the potatoes were hard! How hard is it to cook potatoes?!? They were so hard I couldn't cut it with my fork and they were very bland on top of that. Couldn't taste saffron at all and even seemed lacking in salt and pepper. My Mom's meal of the Mahi Mahi was good but nothing special. My sister's meal of the lamb was the best of the bunch. The lamb was overcooked, but she still enjoyed it and the Gratin it came with was awesome. Definately the best thing of the evening. Desserts were so-so as well. I was brought creme brulee as the b-day dessert which was good, but the Tres Leches cake my sister ordered was boring and seemed like regular white cake. Service was also somewhat lacking. I was only asked once how everything was and that was before I had tried my potatoes. Overall the food is way too inconsistent to warrant another visit.

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