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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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  • Cuisine(s): Mexican
  • Hours: Sun, Sat 10am-11pm, Mon-Fri 11am-11pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Wheelchair Accessible

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