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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-4944
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (23 reviews)
“scallops” (35 reviews)
“relleno” (10 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA
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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food and service. All kinds of great tapas dishes to choose from and the service is typically top notch. Never had a bad experience when we eat here.

Thank Don W
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Zocalo is great. Every meal amazing. I am only giving 4 stars because I wish they would change up their menu a little more often. But everything is fantastic!

Thank DyanMon
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A very good meal. Very creative menu using a whole host of latin ingredients and spices. The croutons on the Caesar salad were alone a reason to eat here. The smoked farro salad was excellent. The only real knock is its a bit loud.

Thank larry p
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were a little unsure because when we entered the restaurant it was empty. But the service and food were both excellent, as was the decor. My only complaint is that wine by the glass is now wine by the barely-a-glass. But aside from that...More

Thank MiriamfromNJ
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Stopped in for dinner for six and were seated quickly. We ordered a round of drinks and then some of us ordered a glass of wine to be served with dinner - which unfortunately came before the drinks were finished and the wine arrived. Oh...More

Thank SandKfromVa
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

At a recent dinner for 6 we ordered a little bit of everything and took our time. Great drinks, especially the zocalo ginger beer mule, starters that satisfied the whole table (mussels, tuna, and more), main course options for all kinds of palates and appetites,...More

Thank nkmunn
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Our dinner was excellent. The cheese fritters, tenderloin and coconut rice pudding were fantastic. Conveniently located on the pedestrian mall.

Thank DCTravelerLA
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Scallops were succulent, service was top-notch - knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. Love the vibe and the wine selection. Great scotch available for after dinner sipping. We really had a good evening.

Thank K R
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Yep ok it's not particularly cheap to eat in this restaurant but you sure do get what you pay for. Five of us ate here and had all different main courses and pudding. Everyone loved it and this was a stand out meal. Highly highly...More

Thank GC1515
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had appetizers. Portions were small but good flavor. Drinks were good but over priced. I would try it again just to try the entrees

Thank damaritos
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA
    (2nd Street NE and East Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-4944
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