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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many of the menu items were pricier than what I usually go for when I'm dining out on an average night but I was on a weekend girl's trip and decided to splurge a bit. I was not disappointed, I had the pork chop...More

Thank Brandy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at Zo.Ca.Lo. on June 21st with our children ages 9 and 11. Each of us were pleased with our meals. We sat outside and enjoyed the eclectic plaza foot traffic. I tired the Smoked Farro and Kale Salad (yum!) and...More

Thank JeanDTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Twelve of more of us reunite at Zo.ca.lo every year. They expect us and treat us well as old customers, despite that we are a rowdy bunch. The other night, having eaten earlier, I satisfied myself with an appetizer plate of fried oysters that were...More

Thank Wingfield R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 9 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 31 March 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 28 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 15 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 9 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 22 January 2017

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

Thank DCTravelerLA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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