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El Zocalo Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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28 S San Marcos Pl, Chandler, AZ 85225-7872
+1 480-722-0303
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Dublin, OH
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was above average standard Mexican fare but the patio made it a great evening. Great for couples or families. Closes at 8 pm on Sunday.

Thank GoBucksDublin_OH
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel to Chandler 1-2 times a year to visit our son. We always go to El Zocalo for a meal. We've never been disappointed. Love the salsa and homemade chips. The guacamole is also good. Being from a part of the Midwest with few really great choices for Mexican food, this is a treat for us. It might be... More 

Thank rrah
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rough start but grand finish. Patio was excellent. Very enjoyable! Staff pushed to limit but it worked out well. Beautiful patio!

Thank MA P
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come here when I'm in town never disappointed food is good. Margaritas are good and Chips and salsa are fresh complementary to your table. Mahi was good and burrito was tasty. Home made hot sauce was good stuff. Guacamole good but could do with more seasoning. Overall enjoyable experience, service great and really cute outside terrace with pea lights and... More 

Thank Mark M
Chandler, Arizona
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you are craving good Mexican food, but in an intimate setting, try El Zocalo's courtyard in the rear of the restaurant. The food is great, as well as their service and friendly staff. Very casual atmosphere.

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

It was one of the first days you could sit outside in the patio which is really nice as long it is not too hot yet. This was also the best part of the visit. The food was ok but it took too long to get seated. The service afterwards was fast,

Thank Hans and Anne G
Woodbury, New York
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177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Busy place on Friday night, promptly seated and drink order was quickly taken and delivered. Extensive menu and the server was helpful. Food was delivered promptly and server came by for 2nd drink order prior to food being delivered. All dishes were good, classical Mexican fair, no complaints.

Thank williamc640
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Awesome margaritas, food, great ambiance and on weekends they have mariachis. Love the back patio as it is a step into AZ paradise. Great location after the meal you still have time to explore the scene of downtown Chandler.

Thank Kika1317
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

So FYI careful if you go on a Friday, they bring in a DJ and take up the inside with dancing and no tables. So that should be obviously stated when arriving on a Friday night. However because they were so busy getting ready for the friday night it was like they forgot about the few dining tables that were... More 

Thank Anna D
Chandler, Arizona
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

When I go to a Mexican restaurant, one of the things I look for on the menu is to see if they have mole - of any kind. El Zocalo has one (wish they had more) and I get it often. They have a nice rustic indoor decor and and old world patio with lots of trees and shade.

Thank ChandlerTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 S San Marcos Pl, Chandler, AZ 85225-7872
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Chandler
  • Phone Number: +1 480-722-0303

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?