Zocalo Restaurant & Bar - Closed

12 E. 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Zocalo Restaurant & Bar +

Hunter Stevens


  • Sun, Sat 10am-11pm, Mon-Fri 11am-11pm
  • $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Zocalo Restaurant & Bar, which opened on the edge of Capitol Hill in 2010, has the festive vibe of a true cantina, with comfortable booths, an even more comfortable bar area, TVs and great people-watching from the patio. The menu is extensive: french fries loaded not just with green chile and cheese, but bacon and jalapeño slices, too; salads topped with grilled meats; great carnitas stuffed into tacos and burritos or just served on their own; and the town’s best free chips and salsa, a deeply flavored, roasted version. The drinks are stiff, the service is fast and friendly -- and regulars are rewarded with a loyalty card that nets them a free meal after they've bought six.

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