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Zocalo Restaurant & Tequila Bar

(Now Closed)
Mexican Restaurant and Nightclub$$$$
River North, Chicago
40 Tips and reviews
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  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergApril 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The tacos en cazuela are HUGE! And you get 3 different kinds plus a side of black beans. They're awesome. So are the margaritas. Can't go wrong here. One of my go-to places for Mexican in Chicago.
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 12, 2010
    The sophisticated Mexican cuisine spot boasts more than 100 varieties of tequila, & this Thursday’s tasting features the complex flavors of Gran Centenario. $20 for sample sips, drinks and more. Read more
  • Novia D.
    Novia Doyle MoserSeptember 7, 2013
    The guacamole trio is amazing! Fantastic food, interesting flavors. The flour less chocolate cake was absolutely decadent. Highly recommended.
  • Marco M.
    Marco MorelliJune 29, 2010
    Get These: Tinga Poblana (Spicy chipotle Chicken w/chorizo potato cake over avocado salsa), Tortitas de Jaiba (Blue Crab Cakes w/ roasted red jalapeno tartar sauce), Ceviche Tasting & tres leches cake
  • Christina M.
    Christina M.January 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The food never disappoints here. If you love colorful and authentic food, come to Zocalo, you will not regret it.
  • Darrell N.
    Darrell NakagawaOctober 9, 2011
    The shrimp was awesome. The service here was below Expectation in a major way. I went to the wasteful and they cleared the table including my take home
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 21, 2011
    For a mere $20, visitors can pamper discerning taste buds & enjoy live music, appetizers, 2 drinks, & samples of featured tequilas on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Read more
  • Nick B.
    Nick BattistaMay 22, 2013
    All u can eat taco Tuesday for 12$. Tacos are good for the price but the place is too dim and the service is very subpar.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HuntOctober 27, 2011
    The grapefruit Margarita is one of the special experiences of your drinking life!
  • Natalie W.
    Natalie WassumMay 10, 2012
    Try the Al Pastor Torta - Red chile smothered pork w/ pineapple salsa
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DurkinNovember 20, 2011
    Try the skirt steak. It may be the best I've ever had. Try this place!
  • Katherine F.
    Katherine F.September 19, 2010
    The food here is DELICIOUS and the music was fabulous. Order a margarita and watch!
  • Reside Living
    Reside LivingApril 25, 2011
    Modern yet authentic Mexican, full tequila bar. Reside residents: Get a free "Trio de Guacamole" with purchase of entree. Read more
  • Sara H.
    Sara HillJune 14, 2013
    Delicious! Try the organic margarita....yummy!
  • Eli Y.
    Eli YFebruary 1, 2010
    Trio de Guacamole was great. Tinga Poblana is spicy good. I have never tasted such tender chicken. Read more
  • Eric T.
    Eric TangMay 6, 2012
    Try the Churros With Chocolate
  • Annabel
    AnnabelSeptember 2, 2012
    Delicious michelada, ceviche, and cazuelas!
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TrinidadMay 4, 2013
    Mango margaritas here are a MUST!
  • Jermaine B.
    Jermaine BaldwinDecember 29, 2011
    Tacos are ok. Lots of spices. Not like your local taco stop.
  • Maureen
    MaureenFebruary 20, 2011
    Cactus Pear martini is absolutely yum try it!
  • Henry S.
    Henry SNovember 6, 2010
    Best margarita. Food is great too. Try the guacamole trio.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan McPhailMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    skirt steak is better than most filets.
  • Alex U.
    Alex UrbiolaDecember 22, 2011
    Negra Modelo michelada, best in town!
  • KD
    KDSeptember 23, 2012
    Guacamole trio a must have!!
  • Beth M.
    Beth MoonMarch 21, 2009
    Try the drink flights and the vegetarian entree. The Pico de Gallo is awesome - too bad it's not available by itself as an appetizer.
  • pratik4ever
    pratik4everSeptember 23, 2012
    Guacamole Trio is a must try!
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CarpenterJanuary 6, 2012
    Try the Prickly Pear Margarita frozen.
  • I L.
    I LDecember 16, 2011
    Fruta guacamole is delicious!!
  • Leonard W.
    Leonard WinstonDecember 9, 2011
    Food is good but the drinks are AMAZING
  • Eric T.
    Eric TangMay 6, 2012
    Try the Chips and Guacamole
  • Eric T.
    Eric TangMay 6, 2012
    Try the Choriqueso Torta
  • BestOf
    BestOfDecember 29, 2011
    Voted Best Margarita in Chicago, IL in 2010 Read more
  • Joshua K.
    Joshua KoenigMarch 22, 2013
    Great lunch specials!
  • Bill S.
    Bill SApril 28, 2012
    Showed up and its cl
  • jon c.
    jon caliguriSeptember 15, 2010
    Order "tacos y tequila". Neither disappoint.
  • Frank L.
    Frank LizzadroApril 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to here.
  • Carol .
    Carol 💋💅September 16, 2011
    The food sucks. Little portions. All fancy looking for nothing. 
  • Trey
    TreyJanuary 3, 2010
    Go see resident DJ Eddie 2 Raw tear it up! Read more
  • Sean S.
    Sean S.December 15, 2009
    $5 margaritas on Mondays!
  • Steph K.
    Steph KonowJune 26, 2010
    Best tres leches!
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