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lunch monday thru friday 11:30am - 3:00pm dinner monday thru thursday 4:30pm - 10:00pm dinner friday and saturday 4:30pm - 11:00pm dinner sunday 4:30pm - 9:00pm Happy Hour 7 days a week 4:30pm - 6:30pm
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West Philadelphia, Powelton Village
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dont use a coupon

The service was terrible and the food portions were small. overpriced for the value. We utilized a restaurant com coupon which automatically calculates an 18% gratuity to the bill--so we were not sure if the service was poor because of that.

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Low end Mexican restaurant.

Ok so here is my background: Latin, hospitality manager graduate, worked in the restaurant industry most of my life, currently a food buyer for a major national company and as a second job I'm a flight attendant for an international carrier. If all of the above doesn't entitle me to make a restaurant review then I don't know what does.\r
We went to Zocalo's last Saturday to celebrate a friend?s birthday. I should ha
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Not so hot

This is my first review. However, having lived in Philly for 10 years and having eaten at many fine and not so fine establishments, I feel somewhat qualified to write this review. I went with my friend who lives in West Philly instead of going to Adobe Cafe in Roxborough because she didn't want to drive and had heard good things about Zocalo. We were seated promptly, always nice. And the outdoor patio was a pleasant... view more

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won't be back

The first time i ate here it was great, the helpful server offered several vegetarian options, everything was great and the prices seemed worth it. I couldn't wait to go back. The second time was awful. The portions were cut in half, literally- the appetizer on our first visit had 4 empanadas, this time, just 2, but the price was the same! The server looked at our party like we were from outer space, said none o... view more

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this restaurant has gone through a lot of changes in the past year. the food is better than ever before, offering a variety of authentic mexican dishes. ( the molcajete, pollo con mole, etc.) the new menu is just right for this coming summer season. the restaurant has gone through a lot of remodeling, it looks better than ever( not like the photograph shown). the restaurant is filled with old photographs of mexico a... view more

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So not worth it...

The service was not great... and the food was WAY overpriced, considering it was nothing special at all (and portions are fairly small). You even have to pay for the chips and salsa! The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and is decorated nicely, but you can get tastier and cheaper Mexican food at some of Philly's other upscale Mexican restaurants (BYOs like Lolita... where you're not wasting even more money on alcohol... view more

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Not Your Typical Mexican

Not many Penn people frequent this place which is a shame. The food here is modern Mexican, not your burrito joint. They have a full bar. During the warmer days, ask to be seated in the back patio and enjoy the outdoor. Very romantic if that is what you are loooking for. This is a great place to step out of campus for a bit yet still a walking distance.

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Creative food and nice service!

I have been to Zocalo several times and I love it. The food is perfectly priced upscale Mexican food with new creative dishes. The service has been consistently good whenever I have gone there. There shrimp dish is the best! Also, they have a habenero martini which is AWESOME if you love firey and spicey food!

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Our Favorite Place

I am shocked by the other reviewers. My husband and I go to Zocalo every time we have anything to celebrate. We love the atmosphere and the service. Don't come here for a quick, cheep, ""chi-chi's"" or ""taco bell"" style meal, because that is not what you will find at Zocalo. Come here on a date or for that night to catch up with old friends. The servers will give you time to enjoy the food and your conversatio... view more

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Terrible service

We went here for a birthday party. The food was WAY overpriced and the portions were really small. The service was terrible. I've never had such an incredibly rude waitress. This place is definitely not worth it.

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