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201 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA (2nd Street NE and East Main Street)
+1 434-977-4944
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank DCTravelerLA
Charlottesville, Virginia
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 recommend the steak - beautifully cooked with a simple but appropriate amount of vegetables to... More 

Thank GC1515
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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
Charlottesville, Virginia
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I had visited zocalo one time and it didn't impress me. I decided to go for drinks and give it another chance. Such a mistake. I have never had such slow service. When we finally got our drinks I asked for the menu in the hopes of getting some food. No one ever came to take our order. After a... More 

Thank Anis66
Tybee Island, Georgia
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We love this restaurant! It'd been two years since we had been to Charlottesville and we had reservations at 7. We were seated a little early at our favorite outside table (great place to people watch on the mall). Being creatures of habit, we ordered cheese fritters and tuna tartare for appetizers. Both were as good as we remembered. I... More 

Thank KJBD241
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

One of the best meals ever. Highly recommend the grilled salmon with green chili & goat cheese cous cous. As well as the vella jack cheese fritters with raspberry chili glaze.

Thank nicholi2
Gaithersburg, MD
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Loved my mojitos Took the staffs recommendation and had a terrific salmon dish. Smaller portions but gourmet food. Bread would've been nice, I had to ask for it

Thank tanddGaithersburg_MD
Nashville, TN
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a dinner with colleagues outside. Three distinct meals which were all very good. Server worked with chef on food allergy which was much appreciated. Food was very good and service was also. Dining is available inside and out. Prices were similar to other restaurants for similar dish.

Thank hrprofessional
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Many standard dishes like scallops or chicken, and even vegetarian dishes are splashed with a little Latin spice to make them more interesting and flavorful. Recommended.

Thank BillBraithwaite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 East Main Street, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?