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Zocalito Latin Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-3416
+1 970-920-1991
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Dallas, Texas
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399 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Wednesday night. Recommended by our hotel desk person, we found this place off to the side of the main strip and down a flight of steep stairs. My pulled turkey taco with pumpkin mole was OK, even though the turkey tasted like beef and I couldn't taste the mole at all. My companion's salad was average. No free appetizer. Even... More 

Marble, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It had been about 9 months since our last visit. Wait staff was all new and very attentive. This is one of our favorite places to go as it tastes so different. Subtle complexities. We have an 8 year old and they made him this amazing steak quesadilla with cilantro that he loved. My wife and I split a salad... More 

Thank lee b
Smithfield, Virginia
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432 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Took new Australian acquaintances here to introduce them to something they'd never had. Food was excellent, drinks were excellent and service was even better. Have had a lot of Mexican, Caribbean, and southwest food over the years and our experience here was up there with the best of them.

Thank cjdotheworld
red bank
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I joined a group of people for dinner and everyone enjoyed their food. We started with chips and guacamole and cheese that was quite good. I had black bean soup with steak which was also quite good. Even though the food was good I didn't feel that the place was that clean. Perhaps it was just a bad night but... More 

Thank tammy l
Snowmass Village, Colorado
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner here, sat outside on pedestrian mall, great for people watching. The Ceviche was excellent, Broiled Black Cod was so flavorful and tasty. Love all the different Moles they have, great variety!

Thank Sue M
Aspen, Colorado
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have not been to Zocalito for a couple of years. When I was last there it was absolutely fantastic.Unfortunately, the overall quality has dropped a notch. I still love the Oaxacan spices they use and sell and will continue to buy them. But... Even though we had reservations, we opted to sit in the bar area as it was... More 

Thank Michael C
Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Our neighbors (who come to Aspen quite often) suggested we give this restaurant a try. We are so glad we did. Everything was delicious and so different from anything we had eaten before! We ate chicken chile renellos, turkey tacos, a delicious chicken dish with a yellow mole sauce, and a wonderful duck dish! It was a cool evening, so... More 

Thank 730LovedItaly
santa barbara
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154 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Being from California we LOVE our Mexican food and I was REALLY looking forward to some good spice and tasty food as there is nothing in Aspen. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation on a Tuesday night. We sat at our table for 20 minutes with just water and no service. Another 20 minutes and our order was finally... More 

Thank 1995sb21
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

An informal recommendation led to a terrific experience. More than a Mexican restaurant, downstairs on a side street in Aspen, my friends and I all had sensational meals, preceded by imaginative appetizers with unusual peppers and sauces. The drink menu was also exceptional.

Thank Rick W
New York
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Comfortable colorful atmosphere with a great menu - it's hard to chose! Lots of tapas - shrimp cerviche, interesting tacos, grilled stuffed calamari, awesome tortilla soup, interesting entree salads and lots of interesting entrees - fish entrees are great - trout black cod and seafood stew.

Thank Carla G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-3416
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-920-1991

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?