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Zocalo Back Bay Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar

Zocalo Back Bay Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar

(Now Closed)
Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Prudential - St. Botolph, Boston
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  • Ha D.
    Ha DiemSeptember 12, 2014
    One of the best places for brunch in Boston. Food is amazing (must try the spicy guac) and bottomless mimosas with tons of flavors to try!!!
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TatumOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I absolutely love this restaurant. I live right in the neighborhood and had never been, amazing service great food. The desserts are to die, you cannot leave without trying one!
  • Scott I.
    Scott IndermaurAugust 16, 2012
    Service outside was awesome. Guac was amazing. I had the simple two shrimp tacos and were fresh an perfect. Everything was great. A few speciality were good. I'll be back
  • Edward K.
    Edward KimFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best to go at lunch time. Both the enchilada and the fish tacos are awesome. Ceviche is usually good, but I went once when they didn't have fresh tuna and it tasted like something out of a can...
  • Francisca T.
    Francisca TanApril 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best salsa and guac in town! Perfect snack to nibble on while sipping their red sangria.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJuly 11, 2011
    At Zocalo, they make their own fresh guacamole at your table, expertly blending avocado, lime juice, onions, tomatoes, and cilantro with skilled hands usually reserved for drink-making and foreplay. Read more
  • benj s.
    benj shashaDecember 2, 2014
    Taco night on Monday is $2 tacos or $3 for fish shrimp. Toss in guacamole and Monday Night Football and you're stuffed.
  • Heather N.
    Heather Noonan-HargrovesOctober 21, 2014
    Delicious food and tasty cocktails. Service and atmosphere were great too!
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosDecember 29, 2014
    Guac is fresh and delish. Duck has lots of great flavors and was impressive for a mexican place.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PalmerJanuary 4, 2015
    Mexican corn, salmon, carnitas, salsa... It's hard to go wrong here. Everything is delicious.
  • Minnie K.
    Minnie KimOctober 8, 2014
    Mimosa Brunch was wonderful! Such a great steal. Large portions & mimosas were delish
  • Jake W.
    Jake W-MJune 23, 2014
    Save room for desert! The churros are worth it.
  • Dany S.
    Dany SalvatierraJuly 6, 2013
    Try the guacamole sauce! And also the Pescado A La Veracruzana, best fish dinner ever!
  • Boston Phoenix
    Boston PhoenixDecember 1, 2010
    Skip the mole and instead order tacos a la parrilla, a piece of grilled ahi tuna, a pale fish not much heavier than swordfish, on a bed of guac and red cabbage, with nicely folded corn tortillas. Read more
  • Rich D.
    Rich DJuly 31, 2010
    for starters, get the fresh-made guac at your table. Can't go wrong with the tuna ceviche! Mojitos are sub-par, margaritas are very good.
  • Christian B.
    Christian BrummJuly 9, 2013
    Drinks were good, not great. Food was very good, portions not gigantic (which was good as it was late). Service was very friendly. Liked the mexican paella a lot.
  • Laura S.
    Laura SMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the fried fish tacos here. Always so delicious and just $9 at lunch!
  • Jenn Z.
    Jenn ZApril 6, 2012
    Do not leave here without getting the amazing, fresh, unbelievable guacamole!
  • Pete P.
    Pete PaulJune 20, 2013
    The Beef Piramide is one of my all time favorites!
  • Margot B.
    Margot BloomsteinDecember 31, 2011
    Try the tamale elote--it's sweet corn, not masa, and amazing.
  • Lesley R.
    Lesley RJune 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Guacamole and margaritas are a must at Zocalo! Service is hit or miss though.
  • Pete P.
    Pete PaulJune 20, 2013
    Ensalda Mexicana. Perfect light meal so you can drink more beer!
  • Pete P.
    Pete PaulJune 20, 2013
    Beer battered shrimp tacos. Yum!
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MurphyApril 17, 2011
    Great gluten free menu. Try the Elote as an app.
  • Tim K.
    Tim KrochukJune 29, 2010
    They need a new bartender. Suggestion: Take a page from Mistrals book on staffing. Sangria flights are worth a try!
  • Rob D.
    Rob DiazOctober 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fresh made guacamole. The best in town!
  • Gopal Y.
    Gopal YNovember 5, 2011
    Highly recommend guacamole and the vegetarian tamales.
  • Elvis D.
    Elvis DiazDecember 29, 2013
    Get the plantain stuffed with pork!
  • Cailin
    CailinSeptember 6, 2015
    Great pre-theatre eats for The Lyric Stage.
  • Nandi A.
    Nandi AndersonMay 18, 2014
    Bottomless Bubbles Brunch deal is to die for!
  • Laura F.
    Laura FaeltenJune 12, 2010
    Best upscale Mexican Food in Boston. Amazing staff, food and proprietor.
  • Gianna N.
    Gianna NebbiaMarch 2, 2015
    Was a bit disappointed. Mariscada was VERY salty... Yet the steak needed some salt and pepper. Presentation is nice but 23$ for a mediocre meal
  • Sam K.
    Sam KalaminskyApril 8, 2011
    Pato con mole is my fave. Get it every time.
  • Marissa T.
    Marissa TiernoMarch 1, 2015
    amazing all around
  • Benji F.
    Benji FerraroMarch 5, 2014
    Taco night is so fun it's a definite must!
  • Nandi A.
    Nandi AndersonMay 18, 2014
    DEF MY TOP 5 FAV BRUNCH SPOT!
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairNovember 30, 2011
    Try the Chile Rellenos - Delicious authentic Mexican...
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanJune 18, 2012
    Try the Salmon Ole - #freakin' #awesome
  • Tanya G.
    Tanya G.July 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Jen at the bar makes GREAT shots! Ricardo is the manager - and he is terrific!
  • Jacky F.
    Jacky FuOctober 24, 2011
    Guacamole was room temp - much better at La Verdad.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LeistFebruary 5, 2011
    Ask to see the menu in Comic Sans.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongFebruary 10, 2012
    Baja fish tacos are amazing.
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PFebruary 3, 2015
    Amazing guac!
  • Monica V.
    Monica VJuly 25, 2010
    Khalid is a great server. Food is ultra delicious.
  • SNOCRU
    SNOCRUNovember 4, 2011
    Try the guac!
  • Emmanuel P.
    Emmanuel ParaskakisJanuary 28, 2011
    Do not, I say again, do not, get a table downstairs
  • Four T.
    Four TrianglesOctober 3, 2014
    Fish tacos
  • Four T.
    Four TrianglesOctober 3, 2014
    Pisco sour
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